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Turkey Elections 2018

What do Turkey's 2018 election results mean for the Kurds?

The pro-Kurdish HDP party passed the election threshold to win almost 12 percent of the 600 seats in parliament.

Turkey Elections 2018

Turkey's elections and the decisive Kurdish vote

Votes of millions of Kurds are likely to be a key factor in upcoming polls by tipping balance of power in parliament.

Who will Kurds vote for in key Turkey elections?

Middle East

Turkey: Kurdish parties in election race despite crackdown

Kurdish politicians in Turkey are using unusual methods to keep their campaigns alive despite the limitations placed on them by the government.

Middle East

Turkey's Yildirim says Turkish forces are 30km inside Iraq

Prime minister says Ankara will not hesitate to escalate offensive against the PKK fighters across its southern border.

Turkey's Yildirim says Turkish forces are 30km inside Iraq

Turkey

Turkey slams Germany for allowing pro-Kurdish rally

Turkish foreign ministry calls Berlin's move 'the latest example of double standards' by Germany.

Turkey slams Germany for allowing pro-Kurdish rally in Cologne

Iraq

Gunmen lay siege to Kirkuk voting stations, block count

Iraqi electoral commission says armed men in Kirkuk are putting pressure on election workers to change results.

Gunmen lay siege to Kirkuk voting stations, block count

UpFront

Has the Kurdish independence movement failed?

We ask Bayan Rahman of the Kurdistan Regional Government if the Kurdish people are any closer to independence.

Has the Kurdish independence movement failed?

UpFront

Was the Kurdish referendum in Iraq a mistake?

We ask Bayan Rahman whether a Kurdish country is possible and debate the end of term limits for China's President Xi.

Was the Kurdish referendum in Iraq a mistake?

Syria's War

'Who are you?' Erdogan slams France after Kurd meeting

Turkish president's comments come after a delegation of Kurdish fighters in Syria met French President Emmanuel Macron.

Turkey's Erdogan rejects French offer of talks with SDF

Iraq

Iraqi Kurd civil servants protest against salary delays

Government employees say they want local authorities to abolish budget practice of deducting from wages paid by Baghdad.

Iraqi Kurdish civil servants protest against salary delays

Iraq

PM Abadi: Iraq to prevent Kurdish fighter attacks on Turkey

Statement comes after Ankara threatened to intervene if the Iraqi operation against fighters in Sinjar region failed.

PM Abadi: Iraq to prevent Kurdish fighter attacks on Turkey

Anbar

EgyptAir, Turkish Airlines to resume Erbil flights

EgyptAir will fly three flights a week to Erbil as of April 13.

EgyptAir, Turkish Airlines to resume Erbil flights

Turkey-Syria border

US denies reaching deal with Turkey over Syria's Manbij

US says there is no deal over city in Syria's north, where Turkish army seeks to enter and US forces are present.

US denies reaching deal with Turkey over Syria's Manbij

Turkey-Syria border

Turkey vows to extend army operation to northeast Syria

After taking Afrin, Turkish president says Ankara will continue army operation further east, where US army has presence.

Erdogan vows to extend Turkey's operation to Syria's northeast

Turkey-Syria border

Kurdish YPG vows to shift to guerrilla tactics in Afrin

YPG fighters pledge to shift to guerrilla tactics, as Turkish forces clear Afrin's city centre of explosive devices.