Kurds

Iranian ethnic group

Kurds are an Iranian ethnic group native to a mountainous region of Western Asia known as Kurdistan, which spans 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 between 30 and 45 million.

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The commander of Kurdish-led SDF fighters has informed the United States that it has carried out all of its obligations under a U.S.-brokered truce to withdraw..
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Two weeks ago, 13-year-old Leith Ahmed was busy studying English and Arabic at school in northeastern Syria when a sudden Turkish cross-border attack forced him..
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Russian and Turkish leaders have made a deal to share control of Syria's northeast that requires Kurdish fighters to clear the entire length of the Syria-Turkey..
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The commander of Kurdish led-SDF fighters has informed the United States that it has carried out all of its obligations under a U.S.-brokered truce to withdraw..
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The commander of Kurdish forces in northeast Syria told the United States he had met all obligations set out in a U.S.-brokered truce, a senior U.S. official..
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Amid a U.S. military withdrawal from Syria, the Trump administration's ability to address the Syria crisis seemed dramatically diminished.
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Kurdish politician Hevrin Khalaf spent the final months of her life building a political party that she hoped would help shape Syria's future, drawing the..
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President Erdogan says Kurdish fighters must withdraw before a ceasefire expires on Tuesday night.
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Turkey's president sat down with the Russian president to discuss Syria's future. A ceasefire in northern Syria is due to expire Tuesday. If the fighting..
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Turkey and Russia discuss the future of northern Syria without the U.S., as Kurdish forces face a deadline today to withdraw from the area. Also, the top U.S...
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The Trump administration, accused of abandoning America's Kurdish allies, got Erdogan to agree a brief ceasefire, but that ends today
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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday threatened to resume Turkey's military offensive in Syria "with greater determination" unless the withdrawal of Kurdish..
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Kurdish forces are continuing to withdraw in northeast Syria but Turkey will resume its military assault there once a U.S.-brokered ceasefire expires on Tuesday..
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Turkey has replaced four mayors from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) with state officials, the offices of two provincial governors said on..
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A five-day truce between Turkey and Kurdish fighters in Syria is set to expire, the 2019 World Series is set to begin and more news to know Tuesday.
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U.S. lawmakers kept up their push on Monday to impose sanctions on Turkey if it does not end its offensive in northeastern Syria, and a leading Kurdish..
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Made homeless when Turkish shells slammed into his house in northern Syria, Kurdish day labourer Suleiman Mohamed and his family spent 10 days in desperate..
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Kurdish residents showed their frustration with the U.S. withdrawal of troops from Syria by throwing food at military convoy as they were leaving.
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Made homeless when Turkish shells slammed into his house in northern Syria, Kurdish day laborer Suleiman Mohamed and his family spent 10 days in desperate search..
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The BBC's Aleem Maqbool reports on the impact of the Turkish offensive on people in northern Syria.
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The ceasefire between Turkey and Kurdish forces in Syria is holding despite some skirmishes, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday, a day before the truce..
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A U.S. brokered cease-fire between the Turkish forces and the Kurdish fighters expires Tuesday.
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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday that while the United States did not have a commitment to defend Syrian Kurdish fighters against Turkey, it does..
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The ceasefire between Turkey and Kurdish forces in Syria is holding despite some skirmishes, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday, a day before the truce..
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WASHINGTON — Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, wants more than control over a wide swath of Syria along his country’s border. He says he wants the..
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Residents of a Kurdish-dominated Syrian city have pelted U.S. troops with potatoes as they drove through, apparently on their way out from Syria. Angry Qamishli..
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The Pentagon is considering keeping some U.S. troops near oilfields in northeastern Syria alongside Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to help deny oil..
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U.S. troops that President Trump said were coming home from Syria are instead moving into Iraq. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the soldiers will continue..
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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday lashed out at Western states, accusing them of “standing by terrorists” in failing to support Turkey’s operation..
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In the summer of 2004, U.S. soldier Greg Walker drove to a checkpoint just outside of Baghdad's Green Zone with his Kurdish bodyguard, Azaz. When he stepped out..
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RAS AL AIN, Syria — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fully withdrew from a Turkish-encircled town in northern Syria on Sunday, in what appeared..
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U.S. troops crossed into Iraq early on Monday, part of a withdrawal from northeast Syria ordered by President Donald Trump that opened the way for Turkish troops..
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THE world is moving towards a greater crisis as new wars are breaking out. A war has started between Turkey and Kurds, with America once again playing a double..
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American forces continued their withdrawal from Northern Syria. Defense secretary Mark Esper says they’re headed for Iraq— not home, as President Trump..
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The Turkish government on Thursday promised the U.S. that it would allow once American-allied Kurdish fighters to retreat out areas of northern Syria
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The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday they had withdrawn from the border town of Ras al Ain under a U.S.-brokered ceasefire deal, but a..
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The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday it had pulled out all its fighters from the border town of Ras al Ain as part of a U.S.-brokered..
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Turkey expects the United States to keep its promises and not use stalling tactics in a deal between the NATO allies for Ankara to pause its offensive into..
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The withdrawal of US forces paved the way for a Turkish military offensive against Kurdish fighters.
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Kurdish fighters and civilians began evacuating from a besieged Syrian town on Sunday, the first pullback under the U.S.-brokered cease-fire deal, opening the..
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When Donald Trump was first elected, I warned Arab friends to be careful not to put their all of their eggs in a basket that I had every reason to believe would..
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Turkey and Russia will discuss the removal of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from the northern Syrian towns of Manbij and Kobani during talks in Sochi next week,..
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Turkey and Russia will discuss the removal of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from the northern Syrian towns of Manbij and Kobani during talks in Sochi next week,..
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One Turkish soldier was killed and another was wounded on Sunday after an attack by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in northeast Syria's Tel Abyad, the defense..
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A Turkish soldier was killed and another wounded in an attack by Syrian Kurdish forces on Sunday despite a ceasefire deal brokered by the United States, the..
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One Turkish soldier was killed and another was wounded on Sunday after an attack by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in northeast Syria's Tel Abyad, the defense..
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ISTANBUL: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday warned that Turkey would "crush the heads" of Kurdish forces if they did not withdraw from a proposed safe..
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The US troop withdrawal from Syria, the betrayal of the west’s Kurdish allies, and subsequent advances by Russian, Iranian and Syrian regime forces have been..
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President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey would press on with its offensive into northeastern Syria and "crush the heads of terrorists" if a deal with..
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Turkish troops in northern Syria are ready to continue their offensive if a deal with Washington to pause the conflict while Kurdish fighters withdraw is not..
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In Syria, Kurdish forces are accusing Turkey of failing to abide by the terms of the U.S.-brokered ceasefire. Its leaders are calling on Vice President Mike..
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US Vice-President Mike Pence says the pause in operations will allow Kurdish-led forces to withdraw.
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Istanbul - Turkey will set up a dozen observation posts across northeast Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, insisting that a planned “safe zone”..
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Turkey on Saturday accused Kurdish forces of violating a US-brokered ceasefire deal in northeast Syria. But the Kurds say it is Turkey who is failing to abide..
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A fragile ceasefire was holding along Turkey's border with Syria on Saturday, two days after President Tayyip Erdogan agreed the truce to allow Kurdish forces..
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Fighting in Syria continued, despite a ceasefire deal maded between the U.S. and Turkey. Meanwhile, Kurdish children may be victims of a possible chemical..
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The surprise deal to suspend Turkey's military offensive against Kurdish-led forces in Syria hinged on President Tayyip Erdogan's demand that Washington agree a..
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The president also claimed the Kurds were "very happy about the way things are going"
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EU Council President Tusk says the "so-called" Syria ceasefire is "a demand of capitulation of the Kurds" and called on Turkey to immediately halt its operation..
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President Trump said he spoke to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this morning. Mr. Trump said the attacks against the Kurds in northern Syria were..
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Shelling is continuing in northern Syria, one day after Turkey agreed to a U.S. plan to halt its assault on Kurdish-controlled areas for five days. Turkey..
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Turkey's president on Friday warned that Ankara would restart its Syria offensive by next Tuesday if Kurdish forces do not withdraw from a "safe zone" as EU..
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Fighting is continuing near the Syria-Turkey border despite a Trump administration boast it had helped broker a 'ceasefire,' Kurdish authorities say.
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Turkey will continue its offensive into northeast Syria more rapidly than before if an agreement with the United States to pause the operation and allow the..
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Turkey replaced the mayors of a Kurdish-majority town in its southeast with a state official, the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) said, amid a..
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