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  • Turkish Enigma versus Kurdish Dilemma / Cengiz CandarTurkish Enigma versus Kurdish Dilemma / Cengiz Candar

    Due to the dramatic developments which unfolded during the last quarter of 2017, the Iraqi Kurds lost their hopes of an independent state of their own, perhaps for generations to come. Turkey’s loss was its most promising sphere of influence in the volatile region of the Middle East, the KRG. The relationship between the two exceptionally close players, Turkey and the KRG, soured to the extent that its reparation in the near future may be more difficult than many could have foreseen. Both are facing uncertain futures and this may further exacerbate the situation of an already turbulent region.

    12:50 AM
  • Macron says US, allies must stay in Syria even after ISMacron says US, allies must stay in Syria even after IS

    French President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview with Fox News that the US, France and allies must remain in Syria after defeating the IS terror group to build a "new Syria" and counter Iran's influence in the region.

    12:45 AM
  • New Turkish party to run in June electionNew Turkish party to run in June election

    A new Turkish political party, the Iyi Party, was approved on Saturday, April 21, to run in June’s presidential and parliamentary elections.

    12:37 AM
  • Police guards go on strike in cities of Kurdistan RegionPolice guards go on strike in cities of Kurdistan Region

    Several hundreds of police guards in the cities of Erbil, Sulaimani, Rania, and Soran in Kurdistan Region went on strike on Sunday, April 22, demanding that their salaries to be paid under the terms of the new austerity measures.

    12:07 AM
  • Erdogan accuses US of arming Syrian Kurdish forcesErdogan accuses US of arming Syrian Kurdish forces

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed that roughly 5,000 trucks, all loaded with weaponry, were dispatched to northern Syria.

    11:21 PM
  • Iran, Kurdistan Region economic conference to be held in Erbil, official tells KurdpressIran, Kurdistan Region economic conference to be held in Erbil, official tells Kurdpress

    The Iranian Consul General in Kurdistan Region told Kurdpress in an interview that an Iran and Kurdistan Region trade and economic conference is to be held in the coming days in Erbil, the capital of the region, where Iran and Iraq economic activists will participate.

    10:25 PM
  • New mass grave discovered in RaqqaNew mass grave discovered in Raqqa

    Dozens of bodies have been found in a mass grave in the former Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Raqqa in northern Syria, including militants and civilians.

    09:22 PM
  • Turkey, rebel allies have lost hundreds in Afrin: ErdoganTurkey, rebel allies have lost hundreds in Afrin: Erdogan

    Turkey and its Syrian rebel allies have lost “hundreds” of fighters in total since the start of a campaign in northwest Syria three months ago, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

    08:12 PM
  • Is an AKP victory inevitable in upcoming Turkish polls? / Amberin ZamanIs an AKP victory inevitable in upcoming Turkish polls? / Amberin Zaman

    As the shock of early elections announced yesterday begins to recede, a sense of inevitability is seizing Turkey. No matter what, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will emerge victorious, or so groupthink has it. The presidential and parliamentary votes — moved forward to June 24 from their scheduled date of Nov. 3, 2019 — will be held under emergency rule, seemingly allowing Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to retain their iron grip.

    03:45 PM
  • Syrian Kurds register to set up office in WashingtonSyrian Kurds register to set up office in Washington

    The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), the political wing of the armed group the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), has registered with the United States Department of Justice to open a foreign representative office in Washington, it has been revealed.

    03:38 PM
  • U.S. sends financial aids to PeshmergaU.S. sends financial aids to Peshmerga

    The Ministry of Peshmerga stated that the U.S. has sent financial aids to the ministry and the Peshmerga salaries are to be paid from the aid.

    03:17 PM
  • US promised to retaliate against any attack on Manbij: SDFUS promised to retaliate against any attack on Manbij: SDF

    A Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) commander has told Sputnik that the U.S. has promised to retaliate against any possible attack on the SDF-controlled city of Manbij in northern Syria.

    03:00 PM
  • Turkey parliament approves snap elections proposalTurkey parliament approves snap elections proposal

    The Turkish Parliament has approved a proposal to hold snap elections on June 24, 2018, a year-and-a-half before the originally scheduled date.

    01:25 PM
  • IS attacks Iraqi army in Hawija, KhanaqinIS attacks Iraqi army in Hawija, Khanaqin

    Militants from the Islamic State (IS) attacked units of the Iraqi army in the districts of Hawija and Khanaqin on Thursday night, April 19.

    03:23 PM
  • Abadi among Time’s 100 most influential world figuresAbadi among Time’s 100 most influential world figures

    Time magazine has named Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi as one of the world's 100 most influential figures in its 2018 rankings.

    03:04 PM