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  • Turkey has increased pressure on Kurdistan Region after the referendum: analystTurkey has increased pressure on Kurdistan Region after the referendum: analyst

    A political analyst believe the Kurdistan Region of Iraq is dependent on Turkey which has increased pressure on the region after it sought independence from Iraq in 2017.

    10:29 AM
  • US attempting to deprive Damascus from Kurdish-controlled oil resources: analystUS attempting to deprive Damascus from Kurdish-controlled oil resources: analyst

    US forces have been stationed in the Kurds-controlled northern regions in order to prevent the central government in Damascus from taking control of the important energy resources, an analyst told Kurdpress in an interview.

    09:47 AM
  • Nechirvan Barzani: 'We are not scared of Iran, but we respect Iran'Nechirvan Barzani: 'We are not scared of Iran, but we respect Iran'

    The assassination of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in a Jan. 3 drone strike carried out by the United States sent shock waves throughout the region. Those who argued that Tehran would take its time to retaliate proved wrong. On the night of Jan. 8, Iran launched more than a dozen missiles on Iraqi bases housing US forces. Several struck the Ain al-Assad base west of Baghdad. Several others landed in an open field near an air base in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. Nobody was killed. The attack was seen, however, as a clear message from Tehran about the potential punishment Iraqis would face if they pursue their relations with the United States. Baghdad’s immediate reaction already had been to ask US forces to leave. Iraq’s caretaker prime minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, joined the chorus of Shiite Iraqis saying it was time for the Americans to depart. Meanwhile, Iraq’s Kurds see US forces as protection as much against the Islamic State as they do against Baghdad and Iran and other potential foes.

    12:45 PM
  • Some in Kurdistan region are happy with Iraq's turmoil , party leader tells KurdpressSome in Kurdistan region are happy with Iraq's turmoil , party leader tells Kurdpress

    Shwan Raber, secretary of the Supreme Council of the Islamic State of Kurdistan Party, told Kurdpress in an exclusive interview about the critical situation in Iraq, pointing out that the Kurds lack a common stance towards the developments in Iraq. Some in the Kurdistan region are pleased with the turmoil in central Iraq on the base that Baghdad is not aware of the Kurdish region and is in a weak position, and that to tells the Kurdish citizens that our situation is better than the people in the center of Iraq. The deterioration of the situation will also impact on Kurds and the situation in Kurdistan negatively."

    12:52 AM
  • HDP Istanbul office targeted in armed attackHDP Istanbul office targeted in armed attack

    Istanbul office of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) was targeted in an armed attack on Jan. 15, the party said, adding that no one was hurt in the incident.

    11:36 PM
  • West considers Turkey Kurdish question a PKK-related issue: expertWest considers Turkey Kurdish question a PKK-related issue: expert

    A university professor believes Turkey Kurdish issue is seen as a question related to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and is considered as a terrorist issue as the west considers the PKK a terrorist organization.

    08:28 AM
  • Syrian KDP welcomes SDF offer for joining forces

    A leading member of the central committee of the Syrian Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDPS) announced his party's support to a recent offer by the Commander of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) for unity between the two sides and joining forces.

    12:26 PM
  • UN must speak up against Erdogan’s plans for demographic change in Syria: Kurdish leaderUN must speak up against Erdogan’s plans for demographic change in Syria: Kurdish leader

    Shahoz Hasan, the co-chair of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) maintains that the UN will be complicit in Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s plans for demographic change in northeastern Syria if it does not speak out against Ankara’s plans.

    09:01 AM
  • Turkey has began demographic change in Seri Kani and Gri Spi, commander tells KurdpressTurkey has began demographic change in Seri Kani and Gri Spi, commander tells Kurdpress

    &A leading commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) told Kurdpress in an interview that Turkey considers the Syrian Kurdish cities of Gri Spi and Seri Kani as a part of its territory, has put up its flag and is teaching Turkidh in the cities

    08:42 AM
  • Turkey pursuing socio-political genocide against Syrian Kurds: leaderTurkey pursuing socio-political genocide against Syrian Kurds: leader

    Turkey is pursuing a policy of political, cultural, social and economic genocide against the Kurds and preventing them from life, claims Ilham Ahmed, president of an executive committee of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDF), adding that such actions may harm the region as a whole, especially the state itself.

    03:42 PM
  • PUK lines face hard path in making deal: senior officialPUK lines face hard path in making deal: senior official

    A leading member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) says the lines and factions inside the party should overcome many troubles in order to make intra-party deals and solve tensions.

    10:24 AM
  • Jizre Canton PM refutes Kurds reached deal with DamascusJizre Canton PM refutes Kurds reached deal with Damascus

    The Prime Minister of Jizre Canton refutes the Kurds in Syria reached any deal with the central government in Damascus, blaming Russia for stopping short of fulfilling its promises.

    08:44 AM
  • 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
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