Kurds

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Kurds are an Iranian ethnic group native to Western Asia. Geographically, this mostly mountainous area, known as Kurdistan includes southeastern Turkey, northwestern Iran, northern Iraq, and northern Syria. There are also exclaves of Kurds in central Anatolia and Khorasan. Additionally, there are significant Kurdish diaspora communities in the cities of western Turkey, in particular Istanbul, while a Kurdish diaspora has developed in Western Europe, primarily in Germany. Numerically, the Kurds are estimated to number anywhere from a low of 30 million, to possibly as high as 45 million.

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Three Turkish soldiers were killed in a clash with Kurdish militants in southeast Turkey near the borders with Syria and Iraq, the local governor's office said..
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Turkeyโ€™s interior minister warned the mayor of Istanbul and other critics to keep quiet about the removal of elected officials in the countryโ€™s Kurdish..
4 days ago • WorldNews
Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said on Tuesday the government would not help Jack Letts - dubbed "Jihadi Jack" by the media - come to Canada from..
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Riot police clashed with demonstrators who were protesting the removal of three Kurdish mayors less than five months after they were elected on Tuesday in..
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Riot police fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse protesters demonstrating in southeast Turkey on Tuesday against the ousting of three Kurdish mayors five..
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A Muslim convert who was stripped of his British citizenship after traveling to Syria to fight with Islamic State said on Monday he hoped Canada, where he is a..
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Kurdish authorities in Syria have handed over four children to Germany who had parents that were "Islamic State" fighters. Many EU countries are grappling with..
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Turkey on Monday replaced Kurdish mayors with state officials in three cities and detained more than 400 people for suspected militant links, the Interior..
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Three elected officials are removed from office in raids over alleged links to Kurdish militants.
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Ankara: The Turkish government removed three mayors from office on Monday over alleged links to Kurdish militants, the interior ministry said. The mayors of..
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Turkey replaced pro-Kurdish party mayors with state officials in three southeastern cities and detained more than 400 people for suspected militant links on..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Turkey replaced the pro-Kurdish party mayors of the southeastern cities of Diyarbakir, Van and Mardin on Monday over terrorism-related investigations, appointing..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

A car bomb killed one member of a security force and wounded two others in the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria on Sunday, the security..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

A car bomb killed one member of a security force and wounded two others in the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria on Sunday, the security..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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