in Iraq

Kurdistan News

Syndicate content
News about Kurds. Commentary and archival information about Kurds from The New York Times.
Updated: 5 hours 26 min ago

The Defeat of ISIS Must Mean an Independent Kurdistan

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 15:33
The Kurds have postponed national aspirations for long enough. Iraq will be more secure with a sovereign Kurdish neighbor.
Categories: Kurdistan

First, a Symbol of Occupy Wall Street. Then He Waded Into Syria.

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 01:32
Robert Grodt was an activist at the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011. Five years later, he traveled to Syria, where he died after joining a Kurdish militia.
Categories: Kurdistan

Amid Turkey’s Purge, a Renewed Attack on Kurdish Culture

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 08:01
The authorities have fired people from jobs promoting Kurdish culture, removed statues of Kurdish heroes, shut Kurdish media and jailed pro-Kurdish journalists.
Categories: Kurdistan

Iran Kills ‘Mastermind’ of Terrorist Attacks as Inquiry Focuses on Kurds

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 23:08
In a cross-border strike, Iranian intelligence operatives hunted down and killed the planner of two attacks on landmarks in Tehran last week.
Categories: Kurdistan

The Error of Arming the Syrian Kurds

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 15:00
American backing for Kurdish militias not only angers Turkey, a NATO ally, but may harm the effort to stamp out ISIS.
Categories: Kurdistan

U.S. Begins Arming Syrian Kurds for Final Assault on Raqqa

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 02:40
The weapons deliveries are a crucial step in preparing a force that will help carry out the final assault on Raqqa, the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed capital in Syria.
Categories: Kurdistan

A Doctor’s Trial in a Turkish Border Town

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 16:21
Kurdish professionals and activists have little hope of fair trials in Turkey’s politicized judiciary.
Categories: Kurdistan

Once We Beat ISIS, Don’t Abandon Us

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 03:08
We ask America to be mindful of the enormous sacrifice the Kurdish people have made in this fight.
Categories: Kurdistan

After Trump Vows to Arm Syrian Kurds, the Next Move Is Erdogan’s

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 05:16
The decision risks a rupture with Turkey, and could affect the battle against the Islamic State and the wars in Syria and Iraq.
Categories: Kurdistan

Turkey Assails U.S. Decision to Arm Syrian Kurds

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 15:30
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined his prime minister and foreign minister in criticizing Washington’s decision to arm the Y.P.G. militant group.
Categories: Kurdistan

Trump to Arm Syrian Kurds, Even as Turkey Strongly Objects

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 22:07
American commanders have long argued for arming the Y.P.G., a Kurdish militia with some of the most experienced fighters in the battle against the Islamic State.
Categories: Kurdistan