Tag archive for ‘Turkey’
Syrian Kurdish refugees displaced in July - August 2013 (archives)
By nsnbc On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Russia Hosts Pan-Kurdistan Conference – The Third Great Middle East War

nsnbc : Russia hosted the annual pan-Kurdistan conference in the capital Moscow with participants of major Kurdish parties from Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran to discuss the future of Kurdistan and Kurdish politics More...

By nsnbc On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Turkey Detains 600 Over Alleged PKK Links – HDP Targeted Before Referendum

nsnbc : Police in Turkey detained more than an additional 600 persons for alleged links to the PKK and other Kurdish militants. Among the 600 plus detained are numerous members of the leftist HDP which claims the More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Kurds Divided Along Geopolitical Fault Lines

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Syrian Kurdish National Council (KNC) claimed three of its members were arrested by security forces linked to the Democratic Union Party (PYD). The PYD rejects these reports as false. More...

5 years for "insulting President Erdogan"?
By nsnbc On Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Turkey’s HDP Co-Leader Yükesdag Faces 5-Year Prison Sentence for Insulting The President

nsnbc : Member of Parliament and co-leader of Turkey’s leftist People’s Democratic Party, Figen Yükesdag is facing up to five years in prison on charges of “insulting President R. Tayyip Erdogan”. A More...

By nsnbc On Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Erdogan Ratified Turkey’s “Enabling Act” of 2017

nsnbc : Turkey’s President R. Tayyip Erdogan, on Friday, ratifies the package of constitutional amendments aimed to introduce am administrative presidential system in Turkey. The legislation was paced through More...

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By Fahwad Al-Khadoumi On Saturday, February 4th, 2017

US – Iran Exchange of Sanctions over Ballistic Missile Test: The Unreported Wider Middle East War

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : Iran vowed that it would impose sanctions against the United States after the U.S. administration imposed new sanctions on Tehran in response to a ballistic missile test on January 29. More...

Istanbul's Atatürk International Airport.
By nsnbc On Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Turkey’s Tourism Revenue Dropped 29.9 Percent in 2016

nsnbc : Turkey’s Statistics Institute (TÜIK) reports that the country’s tourism revenue has dropped to $22.1 billion in 2016; a 29.7 percent decrease compared to 2015. Foreign arrivals have seen a More...

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. (archives)
By nsnbc On Monday, January 30th, 2017

Turkey Reopened its Embassy in Libya

nsnbc : Turkey has reopened its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli after having closed the facility in 2014. Turkey was one of the main sponsors of Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Qaeda linked “rebels” More...

Idris Baluken. Photo courtesy HDP
By nsnbc On Monday, January 30th, 2017

Turkish Court Frees HDP Lawmaker Idris Baluken

 nsnbc : A Turkish court in Diyarbakir, on Jan. 30 ordered the release of Idris Baluken, the deputy group chairman and lawmaker of the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). Baluken was one of several HDP More...

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By nsnbc On Sunday, January 29th, 2017

Turkey & UK Sign Defense Deal and Boost Trade Ties

nsnbc : Turkey and the UK signed a defense equipment agreement and agreed to boost bilateral trade ties between the two countries. The agreements were signed during UK Prime Minister Theresa may’s visit to More...