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Department of Justice declines to comment on reports of migrants going missing
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Department of Justice declines to comment on reports of migrants going missing

Nov 24th 2019, 2:53 PM 40,050 Views 95 Comments

Some of the 16 Kurdish migrants found on a ferry in Rosslare on Thursday have reportedly left a reception centre.

Turkey vows to 'crush the heads' of Kurdish forces if they don't pull out of proposed safe zone
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Turkey vows to 'crush the heads' of Kurdish forces if they don't pull out of proposed safe zone

Oct 19th 2019, 5:33 PM 9,171 Views 20 Comments

The top figure on the Kurdish side said Turkey was preventing his forces’ withdrawal and trying to blame the deal’s collapse on the Kurds.

Grave effects of Trump abandoning Kurdish allies evolving at bewildering speed
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Grave effects of Trump abandoning Kurdish allies evolving at bewildering speed

Oct 16th 2019, 6:20 AM 26,270 Views 69 Comments

Events in Syria appear to represent a major setback for the US and a major victory for Syria’s President Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies, writes Tom Clonan.

Donald Trump slaps US sanctions on Turkey and tweets about Napoleon protecting the Kurds
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Donald Trump slaps US sanctions on Turkey and tweets about Napoleon protecting the Kurds

Oct 15th 2019, 7:07 AM 29,242 Views 23 Comments

The US will freeze assets on Turkish ministers and place tariffs on steel.

EU agrees to suspend exporting arms to Turkey amid 'unacceptable' offensive against Kurds
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EU agrees to suspend exporting arms to Turkey amid 'unacceptable' offensive against Kurds

Oct 14th 2019, 10:17 PM 10,000 Views 44 Comments

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the unanimous move is in response to Turkey’s “unacceptable unilateral military action in northeast Syria”.

Syrian troops to help Kurds in wake of Turkish invasion
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Syrian troops to help Kurds in wake of Turkish invasion

Oct 14th 2019, 7:02 AM 11,837 Views 26 Comments

It follows US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of his troops from the conflict zone.

Kurdish people in Ireland and Europe protest against Turkey's Syria offensive
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Kurdish people in Ireland and Europe protest against Turkey's Syria offensive

Oct 12th 2019, 7:57 PM 14,277 Views 36 Comments

Kurdish people in Dublin held a rally on O’Connell Street outside the GPO.

Turkish Ambassador to Ireland: There's no 'threat' to send 3.6 million refugees to EU
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Turkish Ambassador to Ireland: There's no 'threat' to send 3.6 million refugees to EU

Updated Oct 11th 2019, 10:22 PM 21,650 Views 48 Comments

The Turkish President yesterday said the country could do just that if the EU doesn’t support the country.

'Lock him up!': Trump hits out at Bidens and defends decision to withdraw from Syria
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'Lock him up!': Trump hits out at Bidens and defends decision to withdraw from Syria

Oct 11th 2019, 8:14 AM 25,907 Views 77 Comments

The US President is seeking to use an impeachment probe against him as a weapon on the campaign trail.

First Turkish soldier killed in offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria
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First Turkish soldier killed in offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

Oct 11th 2019, 8:01 AM 8,866 Views 11 Comments

Seven civilians including a nine-month-old baby were killed in Turkish border towns and nearly 70 people were injured.

British IS fighters known as 'The Beatles' taken into US custody
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British IS fighters known as 'The Beatles' taken into US custody

Oct 10th 2019, 7:46 AM 17,105 Views 27 Comments

The US has moved some Islamic State prisoners amid fears they could escape custody as Turkey invades northeast Syria.

Trump defends Syria decision saying Kurds 'didn't help us with Normandy'
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Trump defends Syria decision saying Kurds 'didn't help us with Normandy'

Oct 10th 2019, 7:08 AM 34,262 Views 79 Comments

The Kurdish forces are “fighting for their land,” Trump said.

'Deeply troubled': Tánaiste urges Turkey to refrain from assault on Syrian Kurdish forces
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'Deeply troubled': Tánaiste urges Turkey to refrain from assault on Syrian Kurdish forces

Updated Oct 9th 2019, 7:31 PM 38,008 Views 46 Comments

The US has been accused of abandoning Kurdish troops as Russia warns that the ‘whole region could be ignited’.

Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' Turkey's economy if it does anything 'off-limits' in Syria
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Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' Turkey's economy if it does anything 'off-limits' in Syria

Oct 7th 2019, 6:12 PM 45,205 Views 105 Comments

The US President cited his “great and unmatched wisdom” in deciding what is “off limits”.

In a major shift, US to remove troops as Turkey set to invade Syria
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In a major shift, US to remove troops as Turkey set to invade Syria

Oct 7th 2019, 7:53 AM 21,466 Views 41 Comments

This move would result in an uncertain fate for the Kurdish fighters allied with the US.

Trump warns he will 'devastate Turkey economically' if it attacks the Kurds
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Trump warns he will 'devastate Turkey economically' if it attacks the Kurds

Jan 14th 2019, 7:54 AM 27,693 Views 39 Comments

The US assault on Isis in Syria has been spearheaded on the ground by Kurdish fighters.

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces says it has captured an Irish citizen fighting for Islamic State
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US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces says it has captured an Irish citizen fighting for Islamic State

Jan 6th 2019, 1:57 PM 36,410 Views 77 Comments

The Kurdish-led forces said that it had arrested five militants who had been fighting for the Islamic State.

Notorious British IS fighters nicknamed the 'Beatles' captured by Kurdish forces - reports
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Notorious British IS fighters nicknamed the 'Beatles' captured by Kurdish forces - reports

Feb 8th 2018, 9:55 PM 19,002 Views 57 Comments

Violence flared in eastern Syria where the US-led coalition said it killed pro-regime fighters to fend off an attack on its Kurdish allies.

Explainer: Why Iraq taking back land from the Kurds is a major headache for the US
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Explainer: Why Iraq taking back land from the Kurds is a major headache for the US

Oct 22nd 2017, 8:15 AM 11,031 Views 14 Comments

The two US allies are at loggerheads over disputed territory in oil-rich Kirkuk.

Iraqi forces seize ground from Kurds amid soaring tensions between two US allies
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Iraqi forces seize ground from Kurds amid soaring tensions between two US allies

Oct 16th 2017, 2:55 PM 9,087 Views 10 Comments

The US-led coalition against the Islamic State has urged the two sides to focus on fighting the extremists.

Germany sees massive rise in politically-motivated crimes by foreigners
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Germany sees massive rise in politically-motivated crimes by foreigners

Apr 30th 2017, 7:00 AM 14,962 Views 23 Comments

These crimes include offences carried out by Islamic State extremists.

Thirteen dead and dozens injured in bombing in Turkey
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Thirteen dead and dozens injured in bombing in Turkey

Dec 17th 2016, 10:46 AM 6,682 Views 16 Comments

Television pictures showed bus reduced to a smouldering wreck by the impact of the blast, as wounded were taken to ambulances.

The battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State has begun
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The battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State has begun

Oct 17th 2016, 7:35 AM 7,782 Views 67 Comments

The city fell to IS fighters in June 2014. It is their last stronghold in Iraq.

A number of Irish people injured in Turkish suicide attack
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A number of Irish people injured in Turkish suicide attack

Mar 19th 2016, 7:50 PM 58,509 Views 67 Comments

Four people were killed and 36 injured in this morning’s attack. The blast is the sixth major bombing to take place in Turkey since last July.

Three-month-old baby and her grandfather killed as rebels clash with soldiers in Turkey
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Three-month-old baby and her grandfather killed as rebels clash with soldiers in Turkey

Dec 27th 2015, 4:52 PM 6,866 Views 12 Comments

The girl was hit in the head when her family home was shelled.

Pirates of the Caribbean actor goes to Syria to help 'obliterate' Islamic State
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Pirates of the Caribbean actor goes to Syria to help 'obliterate' Islamic State

Jun 2nd 2015, 2:38 PM 25,131 Views 29 Comments

He said has written to family and friends to tell them he loves them as he “might not see them again”.

Turkey will help Kurds fight Islamic State across the border in sudden policy shift
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Turkey will help Kurds fight Islamic State across the border in sudden policy shift

Oct 20th 2014, 4:47 PM 7,215 Views 34 Comments

“We have no wish at all to see Kobane fall.”

Now IS has advanced to the Turkish border - and planted its flag there
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Now IS has advanced to the Turkish border - and planted its flag there

Oct 6th 2014, 10:32 PM 11,828 Views 57 Comments

Syrian Kurds are fighting IS in the crucial town of Kobane.

Pics: Thousands of terrified Kurds flee to Turkey to escape Islamic State
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Pics: Thousands of terrified Kurds flee to Turkey to escape Islamic State

Sep 21st 2014, 6:31 PM 7,401 Views 24 Comments

Hundreds of Kurds abandoned their homes after warnings from Islamic State.

Some EU countries will be arming Kurdish fighters in Iraq - but Ireland won't be one of them
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Some EU countries will be arming Kurdish fighters in Iraq - but Ireland won't be one of them

Aug 15th 2014, 5:35 PM 8,611 Views 113 Comments

The decision follows a rare summer meeting of EU foreign ministers, including Charlie Flanagan, in Brussels today.

US "urgently" shipping weapons to arm Iraqi Kurds against jihadists
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US "urgently" shipping weapons to arm Iraqi Kurds against jihadists

Aug 11th 2014, 1:55 PM 6,012 Views 36 Comments

France is calling on the European Union to follow suit.

Britain has started airdropping food and water to besieged Yazidi
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Britain has started airdropping food and water to besieged Yazidi

Aug 10th 2014, 10:56 AM 6,871 Views 63 Comments

US forces said they had “successfully (conducted) four airstrikes to defend Yazidi civilians being indiscriminately attacked”.

Over 28,000 meals and 5,600 litres of water dropped over northern Iraq amid continued air strikes
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Over 28,000 meals and 5,600 litres of water dropped over northern Iraq amid continued air strikes

Aug 9th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,007 Views 47 Comments

US warplanes bombed Islamic State positions in northern Iraq yesterday.

Tensions flare as Kurds claim control of disputed northern oilfields in Iraq
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Tensions flare as Kurds claim control of disputed northern oilfields in Iraq

Jul 11th 2014, 6:16 PM 6,593 Views 13 Comments

The move has put strain on the frayed relationship between Iraqi and Kurdish leaders.

While chaos reigns in Iraq, the Kurds want to form an independent state
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While chaos reigns in Iraq, the Kurds want to form an independent state

Jul 3rd 2014, 7:58 PM 5,703 Views 35 Comments

Forces on the ground are struggling to break the stalemate with militants.

Kurdish rebels begin critical pullout from Turkey
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Kurdish rebels begin critical pullout from Turkey

May 8th 2013, 10:15 AM 4,117 Views 12 Comments

PKK fighters are preparing to withdraw to northern Iraq, in a major step towards ending a three-decade long conflict that has left tens of thousands dead.

Three Kurdish women activists shot dead in Paris hit
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Three Kurdish women activists shot dead in Paris hit

Jan 10th 2013, 10:57 AM 7,804 Views 25 Comments

The French Interior Minister visited the scene and described the killings as “assassinations”.

Iraq blacklists Chevron over oil deal with Kurds
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Iraq blacklists Chevron over oil deal with Kurds

Jul 24th 2012, 4:31 PM 2,383 Views 0 Comments

Iraq says it won’t do any deals with the US oil giant until it terminates work with the Kurds.

Turkey: Air strike kills at least 23 in Kurdish village
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Turkey: Air strike kills at least 23 in Kurdish village

Dec 29th 2011, 11:51 AM 1,245 Views 1 Comment

A pro-Kurdish legislator has claimed that most of the dead were not militants but teenagers making a living by carrying diesel fuel from Iraq into Turkey on donkeys.

Turkish PM issues first ever apology for killing of 14,000 Kurds
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Turkish PM issues first ever apology for killing of 14,000 Kurds

Nov 24th 2011, 8:01 AM 1,315 Views 6 Comments

Erdogan said one of the obstacles to Turkey being among “the world’s most powerful states” is that it cannot face up to its past – however his apology appeared more motivated towards embarrassing the opposition.

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