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News about Kurds. Commentary and archival information about Kurds from The New York Times.
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After Months of Acrimony, Baghdad Strikes Deal With Kurds

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:00
Since Iraq’s Kurds voted for independence last fall, relations with Baghdad have been strained. A new agreement signals warmer ties.
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Drawn to a Cause, British Woman Dies Fighting Alongside Kurds in Syria

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 21:23
Anna Campbell, 26, was the eighth Briton, and the first British woman, to be killed fighting for Kurdish-led forces in Syria’s civil war.
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Syrian Rebels, Backed by Turkey, Seize Control of Afrin

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 17:08
The city in the Syrian enclave was the target of a two-month military operation against Kurdish militias. Tens of thousands of civilians evacuated as its fall neared.
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On the Road in Syria, Where Covering the War Is a Paper Chase

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 16:55
The Kurds may not have an actual state in what they call Rojava, northern Syria, but they have plenty of bureaucracy.
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Syrian Kurds: U.S. Allies, but Followers of Leader Jailed as Terrorist

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 23:09
The Syrian Democratic Forces, military allies of the United States, are dominated by Kurdish units that revere Abdullah Ocalan, imprisoned on terrorism charges in Turkey.
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Turkish Warplanes Said to Kill 40 Pro-Government Fighters in Syria

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 18:16
Warplanes struck Afrin for the third time in two days as Turkey’s assault on Kurdish forces in Syria has also targeted forces loyal to Assad.
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Kurdish Leader Is Arrested in Prague at Turkey’s Request

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 17:32
Salih Muslim, the foreign affairs spokesman for the United States’ Kurdish allies in Syria, was detained in the Czech Republic after an extradition request.
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Women Are Free, and Armed, in Kurdish-Controlled Northern Syria

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 20:00
Women wield significant authority in northern Syria — in the police, the courts and the militias — and the push for gender equality is spreading from Kurdish-majority areas to conservative Arab ones.
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Syrian Militias Enter Afrin, Dealing a Setback to Turkey

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:43
Pro-government militias entered the northwest enclave in support of Kurdish fighters to broad welcome from residents, but not from Turkey.
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Turkey and U.S. in Talks on Worsening Syria Crisis

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 19:34
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke for hours but agreed little on tough questions that divide the NATO allies.
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Syria: You Own It, You Fix It, So Just Rent It

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 05:23
Everyone’s so loss averse that it’s unlikely anyone will get too reckless.
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Videos of Syrian Militia Abusing Kurdish Fighter’s Corpse Stir Outrage

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 23:12
“She’s beautiful, man,” a Syrian fighter says of the partly naked body in the video. The Free Syrian Army has ordered an investigation.
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