ANKARA: The US is offering millions of dollars in rewards for information over the whereabouts of three leaders of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), a top American official said after a visit to Ankara Tuesday. The rewards of up to $5 million (4.4 million euros) are likely to gladden Ankara
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A top Syrian Kurdish politician said he hopes President Bashar al-Assad is serious about negotiating with Kurdish-led forces and he signaled a readiness for talks without conditions. Aldar Xelil, one of the most influential figures in Syrian Kurdish politics, said there had been no steps yet towards negotiations
By Middle East Affairs Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced that Turkey is discussing the possibility of a joint operation with Iran, against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in the northern Iraq region of Qandil, which is close to Iran's border. Cavusoglu speaking of Iran said, “PKK is a threat to them as well.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Manbij Military Council, a militia allied to the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria, said on Wednesday that the Kurdish YPG militia would remove its military advisers from the town in the coming days. It added in a statement that it was capable of preserving
By Middle East Affairs An alliance of Syrian forces backed by the United States announced Tuesday it will pull 1,700 fighters from the fight against the Islamic State to help a Kurdish enclave under Turkish attack, AFP reports. Turkey and allied Syrian rebels have been fighting against a Kurdish militia in Afrin