By Middle East Affairs Selahattin Demirtas, leader and former presidential candidate for Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) was denied release from prison on Monday, by Turkish courts, a month before President Erdogan called for another round of snap and presidential elections. Demirtas, a loved by the people Kurdish lawyer and politician was arrested
BEIRUT: Six civilians suffered breathing difficulties and other symptoms indicative of poison gas inhalation after an attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, Syrian Kurdish news outlets and Syria’s state-run news agency reported Saturday. The news outlets quoted local doctors in Afrin as saying the hospital treated six
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says relations with the United States will either improve soon or totally break down. This comes the day after U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster visited Turkey, and before U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to stop in Ankara later this week. Cavusoglu said there's an
As the Islamic State continues its downfall in Syria, U.S.-backed militias are deciding what to do with the hundreds of foreign fighters they've detained. A senior Pentagon official said Sunday that the United States would like to see foreign fighters returned to their home countries for prosecution. The conversation resurfaced after U.S.