Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK)

Syrian Kurds on Turning to Russia, Assad: ‘We Don’t Like or Prefer This’

Syrian Kurds who helped the United States decimate the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) are reluctantly turning to Russia and its Syrian regime ally for assistance in protecting their lands from a planned attack by NATO member Turkey as the U.S. prepares to draw down its military presence in Syria, a Kurdish leader told Breitbart News.

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Turkey’s Erdogan Reveals Ethnic Change Plan for Kurdish Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday revealed plans to return four million Syrian refugees to Kurdish-held northern Syria, fueling fears that Ankara is going to further upend the region’s long-established demographics by forcibly replacing the local Kurds with Arabs.

The Associated Press

Turkey Vows to ‘Drain Terror Swamp’ in Kurdish Syria

Turkey on Friday said it would not rest until it drains “the terrorist swamp” in neighboring northeastern Syria, a territory controlled by a Kurdish group helping the U.S.-led coalition decimate the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).

Al-Qaeda's shadow still hangs over Syria's Idlib: analysts

Turkey Urges U.S. to Hand over Syria Military Bases

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration this week requested that the United States hand over control of its 16 military bases in Syrian territory controlled by American-allied Kurds after the U.S. withdraws.

IS suicide bomber kills 5 in Syria's Raqa: monitor

Russia to Mediate Talks Between Syrian Kurds, Assad Regime

The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG/YPJ) have turned to Russia to mediate talks between them and dictator Bashar al-Assad amid threats of an impending Turkish offensive into their territory in northern Syria, a senior Kurdish official reportedly declared on Monday.

Key quotes from Putin's 2018 marathon presser

Assad Troops, Turkey-Backed Rebels Amass in Kurdish Syria

Iranian- and Russian-backed forces loyal to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters are building up their military presence near the Syrian town of Manbij this week, a focal point of post-U.S. troops’ pullout plans.

Syrian government soldiers stand holding a picture of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad dressed in a Field Marshal's camouflage fatigues at the Nassib border crossing with Jordan in the southern province of Daraa on July 7, 2018. - Soldiers burned a rebel flag as, together with Russian military police, they took …

Report: Syrian Kurds Hand Territory to Assad in Exchange for Aid Against Turkey

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance led by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), recently handed over control of territory near northern Syria’s Manbij region to the Russian and Iranian-allied regime of Bashar al-Assad in exchange for support in repelling an imminent attack by Turkey, the state-run Anadolu Agency (AA) reported Tuesday.

Syria interior minister out in government reshuffle

Kurds Turn to Russia, Assad to Counter Potential Turkish Attack 

U.S.-allied Syrian Kurds, in the wake of America’s decision this week to withdraw its military forces from Syria, are faced with the prospects of making a pact with the Iranian and Russian-backed regime of Bashar al-Assad to repel a prospective attack by Turkish forces.

The Associated Press

Turkey Denies Reports of Chemical Weapons Use Against Kurds in Syria

Turkey’s foreign minister dismissed allegations the country used chemical weapons against the Kurds in northern Syria’s Afrin region as fake news disseminated by the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) organization, arguing that Turkey is taking the utmost precautions to avoid hurting noncombatants.

TOPSHOT - A picture taken on February 16, 2018, shows a Syrian man receiving treatment at a hospital in the town of Afrin. Six men were treated for breathing difficulties in the main hospital in Afrin after shelling by a Turkish-led offensive on their village, the general director of the …

Turkish FM Claims Trump Vowed to Stop Arming Anti-Islamic State Syrian Kurds

The Turkish government claimed Washington would stop arming the People’s Protection Units (YPG), a Syrian Kurdish militia considered among the most successful on the ground fighting the Islamic State (ISIS), following a conversation between President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on November 24.

Fighters of the People's Protection Units (YPG), a mainly-Kurdish militia in Syria, fires their guns towards positions of militants of the so called Islamic State (IS) in Al Sinaa neighborhood, eastern Raqqa, Syria, 06 July 2017. Syrian activists say Islamic State group fighters are battling to repel the advance of …