The leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition party has been remanded in jail until the next hearing in his trial in February. Selahattin Demirtas is accused of connections to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party, the PKK.
The Turkish and Russian presidents are meeting in Sochi as the five-day cease-fire expires. In a DW interview, Ibrahim Kalin spoke about his country's aims in the Syria conflict and what to expect from the meeting.
US Vice President Mike Pence, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the commander of the Kurdish SDF forces agreed to a five-day cease-fire in the military offensive in northeastern Syria.
Germany has the largest Kurdish diaspora in the world. Kurds and supporters there rallied against Turkey's incursion into Syria that threatens to unleash a humanitarian disaster and squash Kurdish autonomy.
Turkey's military incursion into northeast Syria is reverberating among Kurds in Germany and their supporters. Germany has the largest Kurdish diaspora in the world.
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