PYD not a terrorist organization, US repeats

The United States has reiterated that it does not perceive the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) as a terrorist organization, while adding that it understands ally Turkey's concerns regarding the organization, a few days after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an asked the U.S. to either support Ankara or the PYD.

Intel service could meet jailed PKK leader: Erdo?an

The country's intelligence service could begin meetings with Abdullah Öcalan of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), but the government should not accept the jailed leader as a counterpart in steps to revive the stalled "resolution" process aiming to end Turkey's three-decade long PKK conflict, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has said.

Turkey may hold ministerial-level contact with Egypt for now, says President

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has categorically ruled out meeting with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi until death penalty sentences for ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders are lifted, while giving a green light for ministerial-level talks between the two estranged countries.