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Demonstrators in Paris wear masks of Frenchman Herve Gourdelin and Scottish aid worker David Haines, both killed by the IS
12/10/2014 - France - Syria - Turkey - Germany - Austria

Thousands march in France, Germany, Austria to support Kobane Kurds

At least 5,000 people demonstrated in Paris on Saturday to call for international help for Kurds fighting the Islamic State (IS) armed group in the Syrian city of Kobane.

US-led airstrikes on IS positions in Kobane on Friday
11/10/2014 - France - Turkey - Syria

France to help Turkey join EU as Islamic State fights Kurds in Kobane

As the West presses Turkey to intervene against the Islamic State (IS) armed group in Syria, France has said it is willing to help Turkey's long-standing bid to join the European Union (EU) and ...
Kurds watch air strikes against IS outside Kobane
08/10/2014 - France Turkey - Syria

France backs creation of buffer zone between Syria and Turkey

French President François Hollande backed the creation of a buffer zone between Turkey and northern Syria, as refugees flee the town of Kobane defended by Kurdish fighters against the Islamic ...
Jean-Paul Laborde, Executive Director, UN Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate.
06/10/2014 - United Nations

UN counter terrorism boss flags coalition successes against 'Islamic State'

The sudden dramatic takeover of huge swathes of Iraq and Syria and the brutal methods used by the organisation calling itself Islamic State have led to disagreement in the media over how to describe the outfit.

12/08/2014 - France

France calls on EU to help Iraq's Kurds

French Foreign affairs minister Laurent Fabius calls on the European Union to respond to appeals from Iraq's Kurds for arms to fight Islamic State jihadists, as European envoys meet in Brussels for ...
Members of the minority Yazidi sect who have fled the violence in the province of Dohuk on August 10, 2014.
11/08/2014 - Frane - Iraq - Europe

US arms Iraqi Kurds as France makes appeal to EU to mobilise

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has called on the European Union to respond to calls for arms from Iraq’s beleagured Kurds as they start to make gains against Islamic State fighters who ...
Lawyer Edip Yigit in  Diyarbakir
09/08/2014 - Report: Turkey presidential election 2014

Turkey-Kurd peace process faces uncertain future as Erdogan stands for president

Turkey’s Kurdish minority has high hopes of the peace process started under Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is standing for president in Sunday's election.
A banner backing Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Diyarbakir
07/08/2014 - Report: Turkey presidential election 2014

Left-wing candidate Demirtas counts on Kurds in Turkey’s presidential election … but second round may surprise

Selhettin Demirtas is standing for minority rights and a left-wing agenda in Turkey’s presidential election.
Gezi Park a year after the protests against its redevelopment
06/08/2014 - Report: Turkey presidential election 2014

Turkey’s Gezi Park protesters fear Erdogan presidential victory

In Turkey’s first-ever direct election of its president Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is defending the 12-year legacy of his Justice and Development Party (AKP) in government.
Selahattin Demirtaş
01/08/2014 - Explainer: Turkey presidential election 2014

Turkish presidential candidates: Selahattin Demirtas

Selahattin Demirtas could be called the Gezi Park candidate in Turkey’s presidential election.
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