1 August 2021
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USSunday 1 August 2021

US expresses determination to keep backing YPG

U.S. Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland said that the United States would continue supporting the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) despite Turkey's objections.

USSaturday 31 July 2021

US imposes sanctions on Syria armed group with Turkey links

The United States on July 28 slapped sanctions on a Syrian armed group that killed a Kurdish politician amid Turkey’s 2019 military operation.

Hewraman region inscribed as World Heritage SiteTuesday 27 July 2021

Hewraman region inscribed as World Heritage Site

Hewraman region in the western Iranian provinces of Kurdistan and Krrmsnshah has been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Rouhani, Erdogan discuss regional issues in phone callWednesday 21 July 2021

Rouhani, Erdogan discuss regional issues in phone call

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan praised the roles of both states as two great powers in the region and the Islamic world.

Cologne University, University of Kurdistan start exchanging studentsSunday 18 July 2021

Cologne University, University of Kurdistan start exchanging students

Germany and Iran have provided their students with the opportunity to study in one German university and the Iranian universities of Kurdistan and Tehran.

Iranian parliamentary delegation meets Syria PM in DamascusFriday 9 July 2021

Iranian parliamentary delegation meets Syria PM in Damascus

An Iranian parliamentary delegation met Syrian premier in Damascus, with the later underlining the need for deepening of bilateral ties.

Iraqi President, Iranian top official confer on regional developments, mutual tiesWednesday 7 July 2021

Iraqi President, Iranian top official confer on regional developments, mutual ties

In a phone talk on Tuesday, Advisor to Iran's Leader Ali Akbar Velyati and Iraqi President Barham Salih conferred on the latest regional developments and deepening of relations between the two countries.

No problems in passenger and commercial traffic with Kurdistan region: envoyMonday 5 July 2021

No problems in passenger and commercial traffic with Kurdistan region: envoy

The Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Erbil, denied in an interview with a Kurdpress the reports of disruption in passenger and commercial traffic on the borders with the Kurdistan Region, saying: "All trade and commerce borders are open and the movement of the seven groups is underway with the Iraqi Kurdistan region.

Official hails Kadhimi talks with Washington officials during visit to USSaturday 31 July 2021

Official hails Kadhimi talks with Washington officials during visit to US

Iraq made great progress in its talks with the US, particularly with regard to the presence of US military forces, spokesman for Iraq’s federal government Hassan Nazim said on Friday, July 30.

PKK says KDP attacked its fighters in Khalifan areaSaturday 31 July 2021

PKK says KDP attacked its fighters in Khalifan area

A Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) military wing on Thursday, July 31, accused a force from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) of attacking its fighters in the Kurdistan Region’s Khalifan area.

Three Turkish soldiers killed in clashes with PKK in Kurdistan RegionThursday 29 July 2021

Three Turkish soldiers killed in clashes with PKK in Kurdistan Region

Three Turkish soldiers were killed in clashes with Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Kurdistan Region this week, according to Turkey’s defense ministry.

Biden to welcome Iraqi PM at White HouseMonday 26 July 2021

Biden to welcome Iraqi PM at White House

U.S. President Joe Biden will welcome Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi at the White House on Monday.

US withdrawal from Iraq could make a new Afghanistan: officialMonday 26 July 2021

US withdrawal from Iraq could make a new Afghanistan: official

The head of the Peshmerga Affairs Commission in the Kurdistan Regional Parliament stated that Iraq needs US military support and the early withdrawal of its combat troops from Iraq will create a huge gap for the army and Peshmerga forces in the fight against terrorism and it is feared that the Afghanistan's experience will be repeated.

PM says no need for foreign combat forces on Iraqi soilMonday 26 July 2021

PM says no need for foreign combat forces on Iraqi soil

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said his country no longer requires foreign combat troops on its land, as the U.S. and Iraq are in discussion for a timetable for troop withdrawal in Iraq.

Turkey nationalists massacre Kurdish family in KonyaSaturday 31 July 2021

Turkey nationalists massacre Kurdish family in Konya

Seven members of a Kurdish family who were the victim of a racist attack last May were massacred and burned in Konya on Friday.

Turkey jets hit several areas in foothills of Qandil mountainsThursday 29 July 2021

Turkey jets hit several areas in foothills of Qandil mountains

Turkish fighter jets carried out airstrikes in several villages in the foothills of Qandil mountains on Thursday, Esta’s reported.

Two Turkish soldiers killed in attack in northern SyriaMonday 26 July 2021

Two Turkish soldiers killed in attack in northern Syria

Two Turkish soldiers were killed and two were wounded in an attack on their armored vehicle in northern Syria on Saturday, Turkey’s defense ministry said in a statement.

Parts of Turkey’s government are mafia-like: former PMThursday 22 July 2021

Parts of Turkey’s government are mafia-like: former PM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has failed to combat corruption and parts of the government have become “mafia-like”, said former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

Biden may impose more sanctions on Turkey over S-400s, says diplomatThursday 22 July 2021

Biden may impose more sanctions on Turkey over S-400s, says diplomat

U.S. President Joe Biden will maintain sanctions on Turkey for its purchase of Russian S-400 missiles and will impose further sanctions should Turkey buy more major arms systems from Russia, a U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday, according to Reuters.

Erdogan's game plan for next election involves Kurdish vote / Pinar TremblayThursday 22 July 2021

Erdogan's game plan for next election involves Kurdish vote / Pinar Tremblay

As Erdogan’s dependency on Kurdish votes becomes more urgent, violence and other oppression against Kurds are on the rise.

US expresses determination to keep backing YPGSunday 1 August 2021

US expresses determination to keep backing YPG

U.S. Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland said that the United States would continue supporting the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) despite Turkey's objections.

US imposes sanctions on Syria armed group with Turkey linksSaturday 31 July 2021

US imposes sanctions on Syria armed group with Turkey links

The United States on July 28 slapped sanctions on a Syrian armed group that killed a Kurdish politician amid Turkey’s 2019 military operation.

Syrian Kurds seek Macron's support in wake of tattered ties with RussiaTuesday 27 July 2021

Syrian Kurds seek Macron's support in wake of tattered ties with Russia

The Intelligent Online Magazine attributed the numerous visits of Syrian Kurdish officials to France to Russia's increasing pressure on them to surrender to the Syrian central government and they are seeking help from French President Emmanuel Macron.

Turkish-backed rebels leave trail of abuse and criminality in Syria’s AfrinMonday 26 July 2021

Turkish-backed rebels leave trail of abuse and criminality in Syria’s Afrin

The serene topography of the Syrian enclave of Afrin belies the power vacuum and violence now afflicting many of the territories under the control of Turkish-backed forces in the war-torn country’s northeast.

US cannot prevent Turkey from attacking Kurdish allies in SyriaSunday 25 July 2021

US cannot prevent Turkey from attacking Kurdish allies in Syria

Sofrep website says one of the US problems in Syria is Washington's inability to prevent Turkish attacks on the Kurds who are allies of the White House.

Delegation meeting with Macron is an important event for Syrian Kurds: officialSunday 25 July 2021

Delegation meeting with Macron is an important event for Syrian Kurds: official

The head of Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDPS) said that French President Emmanuel Macron's meeting with a delegation from the Syrian Kurdistan could be a step towards direct political relations between the Western countries and the Kurdish self-ruling administration and a move to recognize the region.