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A Kurdish poet battles to defend Kurdish language
29/01/2015 - International report

A Kurdish poet battles to defend Kurdish language

Since the foundation of the Turkish republic in 1923, the country’s largest minority - the Kurds - have struggled for recognition. Their existence has been denied and language suppressed.
Kobane siege triggers clashes in Turkey's Kurdish southeast
27/01/2015 - International report

Kobane siege triggers clashes in Turkey's Kurdish southeast

The siege of the mainly Kurdish city of Kobane in Syria by the armed group which calls itself Islamic State, was the trigger in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish southeast for deadly ...
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16/12/2014 - France

LOL, swag, selfie – French Google searchers need to know what they mean

Confused French internet users searched the web for English acronyms and new trendy terms as anglicisms continue to invade their language, the top searches recorded by Google’s French address ...
French President Francois Hollande (R) with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan as he leaves the Elysée Palace in Paris
31/10/2014 - France - Turkey - Syria

Erdogan slams world’s support for Kobane, Hollande prevaricates

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the US and its allies for paying too much attention to the Syrian town of Kobane, where Kurdish forces are fighting the Islamic State (IS) armed ...
A Turkish tank meets refugees at the border with Syria
31/10/2014 - France - Turkey - Kurds

Kurds protest as Erdogan visits Paris while Kobane fights on

Several Kurdish groups are planning a protest in Paris this Friday as Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visits the French capital.
An explosion at Kobane after an airstrike
29/10/2014 - France - Kurds - Syria - Turkey

Syrian Kurds want France to press Erdogan to allow Kobane relief during Paris visit

Syria’s main Kurdish party has called on France to press Turkey to allow reinforcements to reach the besieged town of Kobane when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Paris on ...
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.