Tag: Kurds

  • Iran upholds the death sentence for a Swedish-Iranian Arab dissident

    Iran upholds the death sentence for a Swedish-Iranian Arab dissident

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Iran’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a Swedish-Iranian dual citizen convicted of leading an Arab separatist group accused of attacks, including one on a 2018 military parade that killed 25 people, state media reported Sunday. Iran said in 2020 that its security forces arrested Sweden-based Habib Farajollah […]

  • Erdogan portrait lit up in NATO-bound country media

    Erdogan portrait lit up in NATO-bound country media

    The demonstration in Helsinki was organized by pro-Kurdish ?anti-authoritarian? activists A group of protesters burned a portrait of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in front of their nation’s embassy in Helsinki over the weekend, Finnish media reported on Wednesday. Four people ended up being arrested during what turned out to be a chaotic incident, the […]

  • Portrait of Erdogan burned in Finland in front of NATO voice media

    Portrait of Erdogan burned in Finland in front of NATO voice media

    The demonstration in Helsinki was organized by pro-Kurdish ?anti-authoritarian? activists A group of protesters burned a portrait of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in front of their nation’s embassy in Helsinki over the weekend, Finnish media have reported. The episode occurred amid tensions ahead of Wednesday’s vote on NATO membership. A majority of MPs passed […]

  • Hungarian delegation meets Swedish and Finnish legislators to negotiate ratification of NATO membership

    Hungarian delegation meets Swedish and Finnish legislators to negotiate ratification of NATO membership

    prime minister Viktor Orbán has accused the Swedish and Finnish governments of spreading “blatant lies” about Hungary, prompting questions among lawmakers in his party about whether the offers will be accepted. However, Orban confirmed that Hungary will send a parliamentary delegation to Sweden and Finland to seek clarification on matters before the ratification can be […]

  • NATO aspiring to abandon neighbor – media

    NATO aspiring to abandon neighbor – media

    When Trkiye blocks Swedish access, Finnish media reports that Helsinki can proceed on its own After declaring that Finland and Sweden would join NATO, the Finnish government is now preparing to leave its neighbor behind, Iltalehti daily reported on Monday, citing insider sources. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto summoned the leaders of political parties to his […]

  • NATO aspirant abandons neighbor – media

    NATO aspirant abandons neighbor – media

    When Trkiye blocks Swedish access, Finnish media reports that Helsinki can proceed on its own After declaring that Finland and Sweden would join NATO together, the Finnish government is now preparing to leave its neighbor behind, Iltalehti daily reported on Monday, citing insider sources. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto summoned the leaders of political parties to […]

  • Stockholm protests against angry Turkey, cancels Sweden’s ministerial meeting

    Stockholm [Sweden]January 22 (ANI): Turkey on Saturday canceled a planned visit by Sweden’s defense minister in response to anti-Turkish protests that heightened tensions between the two countries as Sweden seeks Turkey’s approval to join NATO, the Washington Post reported. Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said a planned visit by his Swedish counterpart Pal Jonsonto to […]

  • Trkiye cancels the visit of the NATO hope’s defense minister

    Trkiye cancels the visit of the NATO hope’s defense minister

    The move comes after a picture of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was hung in the Swedish capital Ankara has canceled the planned visit of Swedish Defense Minister Pal Jonson, his Turkish counterpart, Hulusi Akar, revealed on Saturday. The move comes after members of the Kurdish community held an anti-Turkish protest in Stockholm. “At this point, […]

  • Trkiye cancels the visit of the NATO hope’s defense minister

    Trkiye cancels the visit of the NATO hope’s defense minister

    The move comes after a picture of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was hung in the Swedish capital Ankara has canceled the planned visit of Swedish Defense Minister Pal Jonson, his Turkish counterpart, Hulusi Akar, revealed on Saturday. The move comes after members of the Kurdish community held an anti-Turkish protest in Stockholm. “At this point, […]

  • Trkiye cancels visit of defense minister from NATO hopeful

    Trkiye cancels visit of defense minister from NATO hopeful

    The move comes after a picture of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was hung in the Swedish capital Ankara has canceled the planned visit of Swedish Defense Minister Pal Jonson, his Turkish counterpart, Hulusi Akar, revealed on Saturday. The move comes after members of the Kurdish community held an anti-Turkish protest in Stockholm. “At this point, […]

  • The Kurds hold a mourning march after the shooting in Paris 3

    The Kurds hold a mourning march after the shooting in Paris 3

    Members of France’s Kurdish community and others held a silent march Monday to honor three people killed in a shooting at a Kurdish cultural center in Paris that prosecutors said was motivated by racism. Turkey summoned France’s ambassador on Monday over what it called “black propaganda” by Kurdish activists after the shooting. Some have marched […]

  • Trkiye says the NATO applicant has not met its requirements

    Trkiye says the NATO applicant has not met its requirements

    Helsinki has not yet promised to lift an arms embargo against Ankara, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called on Finland on Monday to publicly declare an end to its ban on arms transfers to his country. Otherwise, Ankara will not support Helsinki’s NATO membership bid. Speaking to reporters ahead […]

  • Turkish attacks on America’s Kurdish allies echo the Ukraine war

    Turkish attacks on America’s Kurdish allies echo the Ukraine war

    Bucharest, Romania – US President Joe Biden’s administration is toughening its language toward NATO ally Turkey as it tries to dissuade Turkish President Recep Erdogan from launching a bloody and destabilizing ground offensive against US-allied Kurdish forces in neighboring Syria. Since November 20, after six people died in a bomb attack in Istanbul a week […]

  • Turkey’s operation against Kurds in Syria risks reviving the IS group

    Turkey’s operation against Kurds in Syria risks reviving the IS group

    Turkey is threatening to send group troops into northeastern Syria in retaliation for a deadly bomb in Istanbul on November 13 that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attributed to the Syrian Kurdish YPG (Kurdish People’s Protection Unit). The group has firmly denied responsibility for the attack. But Erdogan now plans to escalate the offensive in the […]

  • Mahsa Jina Amini’s place in Kurdish history

    Mahsa Jina Amini’s place in Kurdish history

    Mahsa Jina Amini came from the Kurdish-dominated parts of Iran. Her family did not call her Mahsa but they used the Kurdish name Jina. Kurds and other minorities have long fought for greater rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. After the 22-year-old’s death, the Kurdish slogan “jin, jian, azadi” which means “woman, life, freedom” […]

  • Turkey signals a possible rapprochement with Syria

    Turkey signals a possible rapprochement with Syria

    Washington – Recently, there have been signs of reconciliation between Turkey and Syria, which have been at loggerheads for more than a decade as Ankara backed Syrian rebel forces fighting Damascus. The pro-government daily Hurriyet reported on September 16 that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had expressed a desire to meet his Syrian counterpart, Bashar […]

  • Macron approves NATO expansion

    Macron approves NATO expansion

    More than two-thirds of the alliance’s members have now agreed to the accession of Finland and Sweden French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday signed the official documents approving Finland’s and Sweden’s applications to become NATO members. While Macron once called the US-led military bloc “brain death,” he has changed tack since Russia began its military […]

  • Turkey’s Russia stance annoys Biden NEWLY

    Turkey’s Russia stance annoys Biden NEWLY

    The news agency describes Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a ?headache? for Washington Turkey continues to be “a source of considerable irritation” to US President Joe Biden’s administration, the New York Times has reported. According to the paper, Ankara’s approach to the Ukraine crisis is part of a wider spectrum of issues. Ankara’s involvement […]

  • Biden in Saudi Arabia, Greenlandic football and half of the oceans’ corals have died

    Biden in Saudi Arabia, Greenlandic football and half of the oceans’ corals have died

    Pope to Canada to apologize to Indigenous people At the end of next week, Pope Francis will travel to Canada to apologize to the indigenous peoples for the abuses suffered by students at Catholic boarding schools. For more than 100 years, the Canadian state has split the families of indigenous peoples by forcibly placing children […]

  • Swedish top diplomat criticizes the left for supporting terrorists

    Swedish top diplomat criticizes the left for supporting terrorists

    Turkey has previously accused Sweden of supporting and arming Kurdish organizations that it considers terrorists Sweden’s Foreign Minister Ann Linde on Tuesday condemned members of the country’s Left Party for posing with the flags of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its Syrian offshoots, YPG and YPJ, during a political event. Turkey recently lifted its […]

  • Swedish top diplomat criticizes the left for supporting “terrorists”

    Swedish top diplomat criticizes the left for supporting “terrorists”

    Turkey has previously accused Sweden of supporting and arming Kurdish organizations that it considers terrorists Sweden’s Foreign Minister Ann Linde on Tuesday condemned members of the country’s Left Party for posing with the flags of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its Syrian offshoots, YPG and YPJ, during a political event. Turkey recently withdrew its […]

  • Disinformation campaigns target Finnish speakers of foreign languages, NATO fears

    Disinformation campaigns target Finnish speakers of foreign languages, NATO fears

    Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, many news outlets – including BBC and Caretaker – have reported that targeted disinformation campaigns and rumors have flooded online spaces. In response, platforms like TikTok and Twitter have enhanced efforts to counter the Russian disinformation that has spread on their sites. At the same time, research by Ylen’s […]

  • Even if Sweden and Finland “capitulated” to Erdogan, he could still block their NATO bid

    Even if Sweden and Finland “capitulated” to Erdogan, he could still block their NATO bid

    By John SolomouNicosia [Cyprus] July 4 (ANI): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s blackmail that blocked Sweden’s and Finland’s attempts to join NATO proved successful as the two Nordic countries on June 28 gave in to Turkey’s demands and promised to address their security concerns. Kurdish groups and avoid arms embargoes. In return, Ankara unblocked the […]

  • Finland is not revising the laws amid pressure from Turkey, Henriksson repeats

    Finland is not revising the laws amid pressure from Turkey, Henriksson repeats

    The Kurds of Finland have been worried that the country could give in to the demands and, for example, subject them to surveillance and provide information about them to the Turkish authorities. The surrender issue has also become a topic of discussion after the signing of the memorandum between Finland, Sweden and Turkey in Madrid, […]

  • Erdogan warns that Turkey can still block Nordic NATO Drive

    Erdogan warns that Turkey can still block Nordic NATO Drive

    MADRID – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Sweden and Finland on Thursday that he could still block their efforts to join NATO if they fail to implement a new accession agreement with Ankara. Erdogan issued his straightforward warning at the end of a NATO summit in which the US-led alliance formally invited the Nordic […]

  • 414: Turkey’s price tag to let Sweden in

    414: Turkey’s price tag to let Sweden in

    On Tuesday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced that there is an agreement between Sweden, Finland and Turkey. The agreement forms the basis for a continued process with the goal of incorporating the two Nordic countries into the defense alliance. The road here has meant great trials for Swedish diplomacy and the ability to negotiate. […]

  • Tuesday’s newspapers: Kurdish question, emergency meeting and weather turnaround

    Tuesday’s newspapers: Kurdish question, emergency meeting and weather turnaround

    Swedish daily Hufvudstadsbladet According to experts, Turkey does not seem willing to bow to requests from Finns and Swedes to join NATO. Halil KaraveliA senior researcher at the Institute for Security and Development Policy who specializes in Turkish politics explained that Turkey’s reservations are justified. "Prior to the Swedish parliamentary elections, this does not seem […]

  • Finland denies Turkey’s demands for the extradition of the alleged terrorists

    Finland denies Turkey’s demands for the extradition of the alleged terrorists

    The STT news agency requested information from the Ministry of Justice on extradition requests submitted by Turkey to Finland in 2019–2022. By the beginning of June, Finland had received 10 extradition requests from Turkey for persons it claimed to have joined the Islamic Gülen movement or the Kurdish PKK, which the EU had designated as […]

  • News analysis: Turkey reserves itself for the Nordic region’s NATO bid

    by Burak Akinci ANKARA, May 27 (Xinhua) – Turkey’s objections to Sweden and Finland joining the NATO alliance remain despite diplomatic efforts and are unlikely to change until the two Nordic countries refrain from supporting anti-Turkey groups, experts said. Sweden and Finland formally applied to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) last week after […]

  • Turkey reserves itself for the Nordic NATO bid

    Turkey reserves itself for the Nordic NATO bid

    © Provided by Xinhua Turkey’s objections to Sweden and Finland joining the NATO alliance remain despite diplomatic efforts and will probably not change until the two Nordic countries refrain from supporting anti-Turkey groups, experts said. by Burak Akinci ANKARA, May 27 (Xinhua) – Turkey’s objections to Sweden and Finland joining the NATO alliance remain despite […]

  • Finland and Sweden can not join NATO until Turkey’s fears are met – Ankara

    Finland and Sweden can not join NATO until Turkey’s fears are met – Ankara

    Turkey says its demands are “concrete”, and the Nordic states must accept them in order to join the alliance Following talks in Ankara on Wednesday, Turkish government spokesman Ibrahim Kalin told reporters that his government would not allow Finland and Sweden to join the NATO alliance until Turkey’s “concrete” security concerns regarding terrorism and sanctions […]

  • Delegations from Sweden, Finland hold NATO talks in Turkey

    Delegations from Sweden, Finland hold NATO talks in Turkey

    ANKARA, Turkey – Senior officials from Sweden and Finland held about five hours of talks with Turkish counterparts in Ankara on Wednesday in an attempt to overcome Turkey’s strong objections to the Nordic nations’ applications to join NATO. Sweden and Finland submitted their written applications to join NATO last week. The move represents one of […]

  • NATO seekers arm terrorists – Turkey

    NATO seekers arm terrorists – Turkey

    President Erdogan wants Sweden and Finland to strike at the Kurds before he will support their NATO application Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Sweden of arming Kurdish militias, which Turkey considers terrorists. Reports in the Turkish media indicate that Swedish weapons have been used against Turkish troops and that Ankara is seeking a […]

  • VMA at Hisingen in Gothenburg municipality

    VMA at Hisingen in Gothenburg municipality

    Since 1984, the Kurdish PKK guerrillas have waged an armed struggle in Turkey for greater autonomy and increased rights for Kurds, a conflict that has led to tens of thousands of deaths. The guerrilla leader Abdullah Öcalan has been imprisoned on the island of Imrali outside Istanbul in Turkey since he was arrested by the […]

  • Turkey demands concessions from NATO applicants

    Turkey demands concessions from NATO applicants

    Sanctions imposed on Sweden by Ankara cannot be ignored, warns Ankara Ankara can not “Lay aside” sanctions that Stockholm imposed on Turkey when we discussed Sweden’s attempt to join NATO, said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday. “Turkey’s important role in NATO and other international organizations is clear. Nevertheless, we are still discussing the lifting […]

  • Erdogan wants “documents, not statements” from the NATO applicant

    Erdogan wants “documents, not statements” from the NATO applicant

    Sanctions imposed by Sweden against Ankara cannot be ignored, says the Turkish president Ankara can not “Lay aside” sanctions that Stockholm imposed on Turkey when we discussed Sweden’s attempt to join NATO, said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday. “Turkey’s important role in NATO and other international organizations is clear. Nevertheless, we are still discussing […]

  • NATO-seeking terrorists arm Turkey

    NATO-seeking terrorists arm Turkey

    President Erdogan wants Sweden and Finland to defeat the Kurds before he will support their NATO application Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Sweden of arming Kurdish militias, which Turkey considers terrorists. Reports in the Turkish media indicate that Swedish weapons have been used against Turkish troops and that Ankara is seeking a major […]

  • Reuters: Erdogan plans to talk to Finnish leaders on Saturday

    Reuters: Erdogan plans to talk to Finnish leaders on Saturday

    President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said he is talking to "Finnish leaders" on Saturday, according to a report news agency Reuters, but has not specified with whom he intends to talk. Erdoğan told reporters on Friday that he would continue to oppose Finland’s and Sweden’s accession to NATO unless Turkey’s demands were met. […]

  • APN podcast: What is Turkey’s opinion on Finland’s accession to NATO?

    APN podcast: What is Turkey’s opinion on Finland’s accession to NATO?

    Finland and Sweden officially submitted their application to join NATO on Wednesday. Shortly afterwards, it became clear that one of the current members of the union, Turkey, had blocked the preliminary examination of their applications. The development raises doubts as to whether NATO will be able to accept the first phase of the application process […]

  • Will Turkey increase NATO expansion US officials seek clarity

    Will Turkey increase NATO expansion US officials seek clarity

    WASHINGTON – With Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan taking an increasingly hard line against Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO membership proposals despite much less harsh statements from some of his top aides, US officials are trying to determine how serious the often mercury leader is and what it is. can take to get him to back […]

  • Turkey’s list of demands on NATO revealed

    Turkey’s list of demands on NATO revealed

    Ankara’s threat to block Finland’s and Sweden’s bids reportedly has nothing to do with Russia Turkey’s list of demands for NATO and its future members Finland and Sweden include the abolition of sanctions against Ankara for its purchase of the S-400 missile defense system from Russia, as well as its reintroduction into the F-35 program […]

  • NATO responds to Turkish terrorism

    NATO responds to Turkish terrorism

    Ankara said it would block Sweden and Finland from joining the bloc because of their asylum registers NATO must deal with Ankara’s objections to Sweden’s and Finland’s potential accession to the alliance, said Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. The two Nordic countries have decided to apply for membership in NATO, but their offer has been rejected […]

  • Turkey’s concerns about terrorism must be addressed by the NATO chief

    Turkey’s concerns about terrorism must be addressed by the NATO chief

    Ankara said it would block Sweden and Finland from joining the bloc because of their asylum registers NATO must deal with Ankara’s objections to Sweden’s and Finland’s potential accession to the alliance, said Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. The two Nordic countries have decided to apply for membership in NATO, but their offer has been rejected […]

  • The protesters will gather in Helsinki, Turku and Tampere on Monday

    The protesters will gather in Helsinki, Turku and Tampere on Monday

    For the second day, marches were held in various Finnish cities, many of which joined the Russian war in Ukraine. Four separate demonstrations were held in front of the Russian Embassy in Helsinki on Monday. A demonstration was also held in the center of Helsinki in support of the ending municipal strike, as well as […]

  • The Palm Investigation from the Inside Part 7/7: The last interview

    The Palm Investigation from the Inside Part 7/7: The last interview

    The government, led by Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson, acts as a mediator. But Hans Holmér and his reconnaissance leadership are fired. At the same time, he remains as county police chief in Stockholm. Criticism of him, and the methods used by the police during the investigation of the PKK trail, are increasing. And after a […]

  • The Palm Investigation from the inside part 6/7: Win or lose

    The Palm Investigation from the inside part 6/7: Win or lose

    As early as March 6, 1986, six days after the murder of Palme, an anonymous SÄPO commissioner spoke in Svenska Dagbladet and said that “the police are chasing Kurds with a blowtorch”. That flame has since gotten hotter and hotter and getting closer and closer. Operation Alfa is the biggest crackdown in the investigation into […]

  • The palm investigation from the inside part 2/7: Hans Holmér and the 40 candles

    The palm investigation from the inside part 2/7: Hans Holmér and the 40 candles

    A witness describes a German-speaking man with a walkie-talkie outside the cinema where Prime Minister Olof Palme saw his last film. Turkish newspapers name Kurds who could be guilty. It is Hans Holmér’s job to prioritize among the various tasks. He is both a reconnaissance leader and an investigation leader at the same time – […]

  • Sailboats packed with migrants are looking for Italy in the latest tactics

    Sailboats packed with migrants are looking for Italy in the latest tactics

    ROCCELLA JONICA, ITALY – When the Taliban occupied Kabul in August, Zakia was six months pregnant and in her first year at university while her husband, Hamid, worked as an accountant. They decided to flee and, together with five relatives, embarked on a two-month odyssey that took them through Iran and Turkey. When it was […]

  • EU agrees to new sanctions on Belarus – Minister Haavisto demands more pressure

    EU agrees to new sanctions on Belarus – Minister Haavisto demands more pressure

    At a meeting in Brussels on Monday to discuss the migration crisis on the Belarusian-Polish border, EU foreign ministers agreed to extend sanctions to Belarus, which is believed to have transported migrants to the border. The meeting on Monday morning will be preceded by the Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) said there was a […]

  • IS women behind bars are separated from the children

    IS women behind bars are separated from the children

    The hope from the women and their lawyers has been that they could be imprisoned under special conditions where they could spend more time with their children than the half hour a week that a remand prison allows. The court has rejected that. The mothers, who are accused of supporting Islamic State and having stayed […]

  • Municipalities must provide specialized assistance to evacuated children

    The 14 children who, along with their three mothers, have been evacuated from Syria are in a difficult situation and need help and support. The National Board of Health and Welfare writes in a press release, which is the first official official confirmation that women and children arrived in Denmark at three o’clock on Thursday […]

  • The Unity List will fight to get all 19 children home from Syria

    – This is not yet over for the Unity List. We do not stop fighting until all Danish children are home. We can not be known to leave anyone in the courtyard of hell in Syria, says legal spokeswoman Rosa Lund (EL) in a written comment. – The children in the Syrian prison camps suffer […]

  • Media: Kurds do not want to separate mothers and children

    Media: Kurds do not want to separate mothers and children

    – We have no law that allows us to separate children from their mothers unless the mothers are convicted. We can not do it and we will not do it. – It is not enough that the mothers accept it. There must be weighty and treatment-demanding health reasons in each individual case, says Foreign Minister […]

  • From Iceland — Asylum Seeker From Gaza Facing Deportation To Greece

    From Iceland — Asylum Seeker From Gaza Facing Deportation To Greece

    Mohammed Alsweirki, a 26-year-old man originally from Gaza, has been living in Iceland for six and a half months and is seeking asylum. However, he faces deportation to Greece despite a rampant coronavirus pandemic in that country, despite requiring medical assistance that he will likely not get in Greece, and despite repeated criticisms from many […]

  • Kurdish general: Kurds feel abandoned by the world

    Kurdish general: Kurds feel abandoned by the world

    The Kurdish autonomy in northern Syria cannot take sole responsibility for the ideological war against IS. This is what the Kurdish general Mazloum Abdi, who is usually called the man who stopped IS victory marches around the world, says. – Now that the military battle is over, the difficult remains, and the Kurds feel abandoned […]

  • Turkey is accused of ethnic cleansing

    Turkey is accused of ethnic cleansing

    Turkey is more dangerous than IS. This is the opinion of many Kurds in the autonomous region in northern Syria, which was attacked by Turkey a year ago. A buffer zone was created against the Kurdish area, which led to over 100,000 new internally displaced persons. The Kurds who fled call it ethnic cleansing. Now, […]

  • After the terrorist attack: Gray wolves are banned in France

    After the terrorist attack: Gray wolves are banned in France

    France has now banned the Turkish ultranationalist organization The gray wolves. The decision was made at a government meeting yesterday. The French branch of the Gray Wolves is disbanded because the organization incites discrimination and hatred and has been involved in violent actions, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced on Twitter shortly after the government made […]

  • VMA in Norrköping, Östergötland.

    VMA in Norrköping, Östergötland.

    The Danish minority in northern Germany is feeling the political tailwind right now, and therefore wants to run in the elections to the Bundestag next year. – When we apply for grants for projects for the Danish minority, for example, there is always a castle in Bavaria that needs to be refurbished, and we do […]

  • Kurds get eight years for cameras to Islamic State terror

    A case of drones and other equipment for Islamic State on Thursday gives the Eastern High Court a sentence of imprisonment for eight years for a Turkish citizen. In city court he was given four years. The 31-year-old Umut Olgun is deported from Denmark, where he has lived all his life. He tried to contribute […]