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Turkey's top court delayed putting the country's main pro-Kurdish party on trial over its alleged links to militants.

Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu’s appeal will not be heard by Turkey top court, following his expulsion from parliament.

Unseated Turkey opposition MP appeals to top court

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Unseated Turkey opposition MP appeals to top court

Outspoken pro-Kurdish MP Gergerlioglu has applied to have his seat in parliament reinstated.

Why Turkey wants Biden to salvage the JCPOA

Giorgio Cafiero and Sina Azodi

Why Turkey wants Biden to salvage the JCPOA

Analysis: As divisions grow among Washington's partners, Turkey will likely stand in the camp of states that see the JCPOA's survival as serving ...

Turkish Kurds in New Year protest over political repression

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish Kurds in New Year protest over political repression

Kurdish people in Turkey celebrated the Newroz, associated with protests against the repression of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kurdish fighters, pro-Turkey rebels clash in north Syria

Violent clashes have erupted near the Kurdish-held town of Ain Issa in northern Syria between Kurdish-led and pro-Ankara fighters.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish police frees politician after detention in assembly

Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu, from the Peoples' Democratic Party, was arrested then released after a few hours of questioning by the police.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pro-Kurdish MP detained after four-day protest in parliament

Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu was in pyjamas and slippers when he was taken away just before morning prayers.

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First Turkish strikes on Syria's Kurdish zone in months

Strikes hit a zone in north Syria held by Kurdish militia on Saturday night, a monitor said.

Iran's Zarif tries to defuse tensions with Turkey

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran's Zarif tries to defuse tensions with Turkey

Iran's FM Javad Zarif met Turkish officials in Istanbul on Friday as the two regional powers tried to move past tensions.

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Turkey detains dozens of pro-Kurdish party officials

Turkish police on Friday detained dozens of party officials belonging to leftist opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) ...

Turkey rebuffs criticism of crackdown on pro-Kurdish <em>party</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey rebuffs criticism of crackdown on pro-Kurdish party

Turkey has told foreign countries not to interfere in its domestic affairs after criticism over an attempt to ban the pro-Kurdish HDP ...

Turkey's pro-Kurdish <em>party</em> calls ban threat 'political coup'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey's pro-Kurdish party calls ban threat 'political coup'

Turkey's pro-Kurdish party denounced the public prosecutor's request to ban it as a "political coup".

Turkey captures top Syrian Kurdish militia figure: report

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey captures top Syrian Kurdish militia figure: report

Ibrahim Babat from Syrian Kurdish-led People's Protection Units (YPG) has been captured by Turkish intelligence agents.

Could Iraq's Iran-backed militias arm the PKK against Turkey?

Paul Iddon

Could Iraq's Iran-backed militias arm the PKK against Turkey?

Analysis: Iran-backed militias want to maintain dominance in Sinjar as an access point to Syria, but would they arm the PKK if Turkey launches a ...

The New Arab Staff

Syrian opposition head makes rare visit to Iraqi Kurdistan

The leader of the opposition Syrian National Coalition, Nasr Hariri, has visited the Kurdistan region of Iraq, bringing into focus shifting alliances within Iraq and Syria

Rachel Hagan

Iraq's long road to justice for the Yazidi genocide

In-depth: Iraq has passed a landmark new bill offering reparations to victims of the Islamic State and formally recognising the Yazidi genocide. ...

Giorgio Cafiero and Diana Vasconcellos

How does Biden view Turkey’s role in Libya's conflict?

Analysis: Libya's civil war could become a source of confrontation rather than cooperation between the Biden administration and Turkey.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

Iraq has once more emerged as an arena of competition between Turkey and Iran as the two historic rivals clash over Ankara's intervention ...

Turkey protests to Iran envoy in Iraq row

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey protests to Iran envoy in Iraq row

Iran and Turkey are rivals in several parts of the Middle East and Central Asia but both have carried out operations against Kurdish militants ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq's Sinjar caught in new tug-of-war

Nearly six years since Iraq's Sinjar region was recaptured from jihadists, geopolitical tensions risks sparking a new conflict.

Civilians in the crossfire: Turkey's fight against the PKK

Sofia Nitti

Civilians in the crossfire: Turkey's fight against the PKK

In-depth: Turkey has relaunched military operations in northern Iraq to target PKK fighters. Sofia Nitti reports from the autonomous ...

Turkish court upholds jail sentence for pro-Kurdish lawmaker

The New Arab Staff

Turkish court upholds jail sentence for pro-Kurdish lawmaker

Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu received a two-year-and-a-half sentence upheld by Turkey’s Court of Appeal, after being outspoken about Turkish ...

Erdogan sues opposition rival in row over Iraq deaths

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Erdogan sues opposition rival in row over Iraq deaths

Turkey’s president has accused his opponents of saying that he was responsible for the deaths of 13 police officers.

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