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  • Iraqi Kurds' achivements are in danger: expertIraqi Kurds' achivements are in danger: expert

    An expert in Iraq political affairs believes the achievements of the Kurds in the country are in danger as protests have hit the country and the parliament accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi from power.

     

    10:50 AM
  • Dark days for Kurdish politics, but worse for Turkish: scholarDark days for Kurdish politics, but worse for Turkish: scholar

    Turkey’s pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) this month discussed its strategy to counter the Turkish government’s escalated crackdown against Kurdish politicians, as well as October’s military operation in north Syria against Kurdish-controlled territories near the Turkish border.

    09:04 AM
  • Changing Syria Kurdistan demography is unacceptable, official tells KurdpressChanging Syria Kurdistan demography is unacceptable, official tells Kurdpress

    A member of Syrian Kurds National Council foreign relation office voiced his opposition to the plan by Turkey which aims to change the demography of the Kurdish northern Syria.

    03:15 PM
  • Kurdish academic who met with jailed PKK leader speaks out / Amberin Zaman

    The Kurdish vote played a critical role in helping Ekrem Imamoglu of the main opposition Republican People’s Party win a do-over of the Istanbul mayoral elections on June 23 by a landslide. With only days left before the vote, an academic largely unknown outside of Kurdish circles dropped a bombshell in a press conference in Istanbul. Ali Kemal Ozcan, a British-educated academic who chairs the sociology department at Munzur University in the mainly Kurdish province of Tunceli, read out a letter he said had been penned by Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) with whom he met twice ahead of the do-over Istanbul elections. The PKK — an armed militant group that Ocalan founded, initially to establish an independent Kurdish state — has been at war with the Turkish army since 1984. Ozcan said Ocalan is viscerally opposed now to Kurdish independence.

    09:57 AM
  • Expert warns about Moscow control over Kurdistan Region’s oil and gas resourcesExpert warns about Moscow control over Kurdistan Region’s oil and gas resources

    A researcher of Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) warned about Moscow control over the Kurdistan Region natural resources if the authorities in the region stop short of revising their approach towards oil and gas resources in the autonomous region in the north of Iraq.

    11:47 PM
  • Masoud Barzani is preventing PKK-KDP war, politician tells KurdpressMasoud Barzani is preventing PKK-KDP war, politician tells Kurdpress

    Kurdistan Region prominent politician and politician analyst Mahmoud Osman underlined that there will not be any war between the two Kurdish parties of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) as the latter’s Leader Masoud Barzani is preventing such a war.

    12:14 AM
  • Syrian Kurds warn of IS resurgence, say they preffer Damascus and Moscow to Turkey occupationSyrian Kurds warn of IS resurgence, say they preffer Damascus and Moscow to Turkey occupation

    America's top ally in the fight against IS, the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, warned Friday that the terrorist group was resurging in Syria and asked for increased US support for his troops as they seek to keep IS from reestablishing itself.

    08:24 AM
  • US is against Kurds independence, professor tells KurdpressUS is against Kurds independence, professor tells Kurdpress

    A university professor told Kurdpress in an interview that the U.S. is against the independence of the Kurds as the independence fuels more regional tensions.

    11:44 PM
  • US is a defeated state in Syria, official tells KurdpressUS is a defeated state in Syria, official tells Kurdpress

    The Head of Iranian Parliament Foreign Policy and National Council Commission says the new US moves in the north of Syria proves the U.S. investment in the region, the terrorist groups, has been defeated.

    10:59 PM
  • Erdogan intends to sacrifice Kurds for his own sake, analyst saysErdogan intends to sacrifice Kurds for his own sake, analyst says

    A researcher at the Center for a New American Security says the main reason behind Turkey attacks against the Kurds is that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to use the strategy of fighting against the Kurds for the sake of his remaining in power.

    12:46 AM
  • Damascus is against creation of a Kurdish region in Syria: officialDamascus is against creation of a Kurdish region in Syria: official

    A member of Syria Kurdistan Strategic Research Center stated none of the present powers in Syria are seeking to create a Kurdish region in Syria Kurdistan in the north.

    01:22 PM
  • Expert says realities can improve Baghdad-Erbil ties not figuresExpert says realities can improve Baghdad-Erbil ties not figures

    Muhammad Al-Waeli, a PhD candidate in management focusing on leadership and reform in Iraq, believes they are the realities that decide the future of ties between the Kurdistan Region’s capital Erbil and Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, not figures and the empowering of new officials.

    04:43 PM
  • Kurds are best option for US-led coalition: commanderKurds are best option for US-led coalition: commander

    A general commander of the Kurdish-led Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) told Kurdpress in an interview that the Kurdish forces are the best option for the US-led coalition as no force has been able to fight along the coalition against the Islamic State (IS).

    09:43 PM
  • Kurds are better to return to central government: former envoyKurds are better to return to central government: former envoy

    Former Iran ambassador to Damascus asked for better Syrian government- Kurds ties as they enjoy a lot of commonalities and urged the Kurds to have a better relation with the Syrian central government.

    10:46 AM
  • Northern Syria self-ruling system should be decided in referendum: MPNorthern Syria self-ruling system should be decided in referendum: MP

    A Syrian parliament member stated the Kurdish northen part of the country is an inseparable part of Syria and the current self-ruling system in the north should be dcided in a referendum.

    10:07 AM
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