Kongra-Gel

Type: Organization
Name: Kongra-Gel (KADEK, Kurdistan Workers Party, PKK, Freedom and Democracy Congress of Kurdistan, People's Congress of Kurdistan, The People's Defense Force, Halu Mesru Savunma Kuvveti)
Nationality: Turkey
Fact Sheet: Fact Sheet for Kongra-Gel
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Uneasy allies

Believe it or not Turkey and the United States have agreed during Secretary of State John Kerry’s one-day trip to Ankara that they will cooperate in the fight against terrorism. What will the two countries do? Will Ankara offer bases, troops, participate ... [Published Turkish Daily - 6 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Turkey should not be a base for the Muslim Brotherhood

President Tayyip Erdoğan started his official visit to Qatar on Sept. 14 - his 4th trip abroad as president after the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Azerbaijan, and the U.K. (for the NATO summit).Before leaving Istanbul for Doha, Erdoğan responded ... [Published Turkish Daily - 6 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

GÜNAL - Closing investigations into extrajudicial killings in Turkey?

Closing investigations into extrajudicial killings in Turkey?A busload of Turkish soldiers was going from Elazığ to Bingöl in their civilian clothes and without their weapons at the end of May 1993. Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants stopped the ... [Published Zaman - 9 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

For Traumatized Iraqi Refugees, 'Psychological First Aid'

Fourteen-year-old Yusra wipes away a tear before laying her head on the shoulder of aid worker Parzhin, after facing up to her fears and telling her story.Yusra and her Yazidi family were forced to seek refuge in Zakho, a town in northern Iraq's Kurdish ... [Published Naharnet - 18 hours ago]
Entities: Refugees, Iraq, Yazidis
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

The Kurds, a nation without a state

The language of the 30 million Kurds belongs to the Iranian branch of Indo-European tongues. The territory they inhabit in the Middle East is known as Kurdistan. They also reside in adjacent parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey. In Iraq, Kurdistan is ... [Published Jacksonville Journal Courier - 20 hours ago]
Entities: Kurds, Turkey, Kongra-Gel
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

ARZU KAYA - Voices from the 'New Turkey'

Voices from the 'New Turkey'On the plane:- The window seat is mine!- Wow, there are new releases on the film list!- It's good to see Turkish dishes on the menu, yummy.(while the flight attendants are distributing newspapers)- I'd like to have Today's ... [Published Zaman - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 6 reports

Kurdish female fighters face militants in Iraq’s north

   MAKHMUR, Iraq – Tekoshin stands on a mountain in north Iraq with a rifle slung over her shoulder and a grenade tucked into her belt,  facing militants in “a struggle to liberate women.” Women have been fighting ... [Published Saudi Gazette - Mid-East - Sep 13 2014]
Entities: Iraq, Kongra-Gel
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Iran official slams US 8 minutes ago

For violating sovereignty in fight against Islamic stateTEHRAN—The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council accused the United States on Saturday of violating the sovereignty of nations on the “pretext of fighting terrorism” in Iraq and ... [Published Manila Standard Today - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Red Cross recovers offices in Donetsk and Lugansk

Moscow branch of the Russian red cross helps to restore the red cross in Lugansk and Donetsk, Employees are expected to participate in the distribution of humanitarian aid from the second Russian convoy to the South-East of Ukraine." Moreover, We are ... [Published RIN.ru - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Gumanoy came to Lugansk without escort ALAC

Employees of the Russian red cross does Not accompany the humanitarian convoy for residents of Eastern Ukraine, said the head of the PKK Raisa Lukacova.on the question about the involvement of the PKK in the next humanware Lukacova replied: " don't follow, ... [Published RIN.ru - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Tell Turkey: Counterterror Goes Both Ways

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2014/09/12/tell-turkey-counterterror-goes-both-ways/By Michael Rubin09.12.2014The Turkish government has decided that it will not allow its airbasesto be used to support military action against ISIS. Turkey explainedits ... [Published Groong - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Opinion: 'IS' ban represents a first, important step

Just to be clear: the ban of the terrorist organization won't weed out radical extremists in Germany over night. And it also shows once more, how difficult it is for democratic states to respect law and order and still protect society from those who use ... [Published Deutsche Welle - Sep 13 2014]

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of the Kurdistan Worker'sWorker's party, or PKK. "There must have been about 500"
EMRE - "Erdoğan's 'New Turkey' made up of his own tutelage regime"
"Our aim is to ensure that they know there are people here for them" Parzhin said, describing her work with the Yazidi refugees as "psychological first aid"
Voices from the "New Turkey'On the plane:- The window seat is mine!- Wow, there are new releases on the film list!- It's good to see Turkish dishes on the menu, yummy.(while the flight attendants are distributing newspapers)- I'd like to have Today's Zaman?- We don't have Today's Zaman ma'am. We have Daily Sabah. It is the same thing.- Is this the same? No thanks!(There were only Yeni Şafak, Sabah, Star and Hürriyet. All the other newspapers had been taken, or maybe they were never there.)A passenger's angry voice is heard from the back:- If you don't want to hand out newspapers good enough to read, stop giving them out at all!- There will be very heavy traffic. How will we handle it after a 10-hour flight!- Ten-hour flights are not the problem. It's having to deal with it all the time!- From now on, everybody will understand when we speak Turkish, unfortunately!- Let's take a plane selfie!At home, on the street:.- You've gained weight.- Have you heard, Turkey's labor minister blocked the probe into inspectors who gave a pass to the coal mine in Soma where 301 miners were killed in May?- God bless you, you haven't changed a bit!- That's something that could only happen in the “New Turkey” I guess: football fans charged with plotting to topple the government!- Honey, come back to your own country, enough already!- Have you tried the Marmaray? It's the best. It's better than the ones in Europe and the US, right?- 35,846 workplace accidents happened in the last five years, and 1,740 workers were killed on construction sites alone. What a terrible record for the Turkish government!- Mommy, it is so confusing here: Why doesn't anyone follow any rules?- What is ISIL? I cannot believe how Turkey is discussing giving the PKK arms to fight against ISIL now! Is this part of the normalization process for the PKK?- We have been living in the same apartment for the last five years so we can send our daughter to the same elementary school my husband and I went to as kids. However, the school was changed into a vocational high school.- It is strange that it wasn't changed into an imam-hatip high school?- Really, will there be a nursing room in the high school?- My dear, never, ever think about coming back. Think about your children's education, their future.- Please, take one more. I made them for you, and the tomatoes are from the garden at my summerhouse.- It's a joke: Turkey's health minister says that the tap water in Ankara has no problem other than its color and smell. Yet he drinks bottled water. - I cannot believe how a government can target a private financial institution. C'mon!- Since Turkey passed legislation increasing government control over the Internet, I think we will not be able to communicate through social media soon!- You have lost weight.- Can anybody explain to me what the “New Turkey” is?On the plane:- Yesss! I get the window seat!- Too bad, there's still no Harry Potter on the movie list!- We have to sleep on the plane; otherwise, tomorrow will be so difficult.- The time difference between Istanbul and New York is seven hours. So it will take a week to get over the jet lag, one day for each hour!- I hope my mom's homemade jams won't be a problem in my luggage.- Unfortunately, from now on, whenever we speak English everybody will understand!- So finally we are back. Really, where were we?"

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Gumanoy came to Lugansk without escort ALAC [Published RIN.ru - Sep 13 2014]
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At the Kurdistan Front :: Spyer in Weekly Standard [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - 2 hours ago]
br />!--[if gte mso 9]><![endif]-->       Follow the Middle East Forum MEF Home   |   Research & Writings   |   Donate At the KurdistanFront by Jonathan Spyer The Weekly Standard September 12, 2014 http://www.meforum.org/4808/at-the-kurdistan-front ...
On the CIA estimate of number of fighters in th... [Published The Long War Journal (Site-Wide) - Sep 13 2014]
US officials are shocked at the "Islamic State's rapid growth." Now, CIA estimates that the Islamic State has somewhere between 20,000 to 31,500 fighters within its ranks. That number may include "some 15,000 foreign fighters in Syria alone, including ...
Kurdish female fighters face jihadists in Iraq&... [Published The Malaysian Insider - Sep 13 2014]
Tekoshin stands on a mountain in north Iraq with a rifle slung over her shoulder and a grenade tucked into her belt, facing jihadists in "a struggle to liberate women".Women have been fighting alongside men in the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) to wrest ...
Meet the Badass Women Fighting the Islamic State [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Sep 12 2014]
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Meet the Badass Women Fighting the Islamic State [Published Foreign Policy - Sep 12 2014]
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