Thu, 01 Dec 2022 20:44

Die-in: Anti-chemical weapons protest at OSCE headquarters

Activists from the Defend Kurdistan campaign held a die-in protest at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) headquarters in Vienna on Wednesday against the OSCE not taking action in light of allegations of chemical weapon use by member state Turkey. The group, wearing white protective suits and gas masks, demanded OSCE Secretary ... More

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 19:55

SDF: Turkey targets Al-Hol camp’s security guards to revive ISIS

The Jerkin prison and al Hol camp in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakah were targeted by Turkish airstrikes on Wednesday, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said in a report. Al Hol is home to thousands, including ISIS fighters, their families, and child soldier recruits known as the Cubs of the Caliphate. The SDF believes ... More

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 19:40

Turkish airstrikes tear down Syrian mosque in latest attack on civilian targets

A mosque in the northern Syrian town of Ayn Issa was demolished in a Turkish airstrike on Thursday, Hawar News reported on Thursday. The mosque in the Tirwaziyê village is the latest in a series of civilian infrastructure that Turkey’s airstrikes have targeted in an apparent effort to drive out the region’s civilian population. The ... More

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 16:28

Medya News Daily Review 1/12/2022

Syrian Democratic Forces commander Mazloum Abdi has said that they need stronger opposition from the United States and Russia to prevent another full scale Turkish invasion into North and East Syria. Director of the Middle East Political Information Network has called on the US President to intervene and prevent Turkey’s cross-border operations, asserting that an ... More

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 16:13

Kurdish politicians appeal to meet with Abdullah Öcalan

Jailed Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtaş appealed to Turkey’s Justice Ministry to meet with Abdullah Öcalan, the founding leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), his lawyers announced. The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) former co-chair’s appeal came after current HDP co-chairs Pervin Buldan and Mithat Sancar appealed on 20 October, and was followed by appeals from ... More

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 14:07

Pentagon chief concerned over Syria escalation, urges against Turkish incursion

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin told his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar on Wednesday that the Defence Department was in “strong opposition” to a Turkish military operation in Syria. Some of Turkey’s recent airstrikes in Syria have “directly threatened the safety of US personnel” in the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS), Secretary Austin said, according ... More

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 20:27

SDF says Turkey’s Syria invasion depends on Washington, Moscow as Pentagon ‘remains concerned’

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) needs stronger “more solid statements” from Russia and the United States to stop Turkey’s imminent invasion of Syria, the group’s commander Mazlum Abdi said. “Turkey has announced its intent and is now feeling things out. The beginning of an invasion will depend on how it analyses the positions of other countries,” ... More

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 20:11

Protests growing against Turkey: China, Germany condemn Syria incursion

China’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Geng Shuang told Russian news agency RIA Novosti that the country is deeply concerned by Turkey’s hostile actions in Syria, calling for immediate halting and avoidance of any further escalation. “We must firmly defend Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Syrian national broadcaster SANA cited Shuang as telling ... More

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 18:59

İbrahim Kalın: Turkey’s military operations against Kurdish regions will continue

Turkish Presidential spokesman İbrahim Kalın said on Tuesday that Turkey’s military operations against the Kurdish regions in Syria and Iraq would continue uninterrupted and that a new ground operation could start at any time alongside the ongoing airstrikes. Kalın said on AHaber, a news channel close to the Turkish government, that statements by Russia and ... More

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 18:34

German MP condemns Turkey’s attacks on Kurdish areas 

Foreign policy spokesman of the German government, Jürgen Trittin, has condemned Turkey’s “illegal attacks” on Syria and Iraq in a meeting of NATO foreign ministers on 29 November. The German Greens MP said that NATO needs “clear decisions and clear positions” regarding Ukraine, Sweden, Finland, and Turkey. “NATO must say no to Turkey’s attacks on Syria ... More

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