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KurdsTuesday 31 January 2023

Kurds unlikely to cut ties with Baghdad due to the Kurdistan Region's share in 2023 budget: MP

A representative of the State of Law Coalition in the Iraqi parliament considered it unlikely that the Kurds would cut ties with Baghdad due to the Kurdistan Region's share in the 2023 budget.

AutonomousMonday 30 January 2023

Autonomous administration is ready to face possible Turkey ground attack: official

Fouza Youssef, a member of the leadership board of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), pointed out the possibility of a ground attack by the Turkish army on Kobani, and stated that the autonomous administration of North and East Syria is ready to face Turkish attacks.

Baghdad trying to improve Tehran-Riyadh relations: PMWednesday 25 January 2023

Baghdad trying to improve Tehran-Riyadh relations: PM

Saying that Iraq has become a meeting place for the parties with different views, Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammad Shia al-Sudani stressed that Baghdad will try to improve relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Iran, Russia presidents discuss Syria, tiesThursday 19 January 2023

Iran, Russia presidents discuss Syria, ties

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi held on Thursday a phone call with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss the situation in Syria and cooperation in transport and energy.

Iranian FM Amirabdollahian to visit Turkey tomorrowMonday 16 January 2023

Iranian FM Amirabdollahian to visit Turkey tomorrow

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian is scheduled to pay a visit to Turkey tomorrow, Tuesday, January 17.

Iran-Turkey joint consular commission convenes in TehranMonday 16 January 2023

Iran-Turkey joint consular commission convenes in Tehran

The 19th meeting of the Iran-Turkey joint consular commission was held in the Iranian capital on Sunday.

Happy to see Syria-Turkey dialogue deepening: Iranian FMSunday 15 January 2023

Happy to see Syria-Turkey dialogue deepening: Iranian FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said in a press conference in Damascus along with his Syrian counterpart that Iran played a role in preventing the looming Turkey's operation in northern Syria.

Iranian FM meets Bashar al-Assad in DamascusSaturday 14 January 2023

Iranian FM meets Bashar al-Assad in Damascus

The Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian met and held talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday in Damascus.

Kurds unlikely to cut ties with Baghdad due to the Kurdistan Region's share in 2023 budget: MPTuesday 31 January 2023

Kurds unlikely to cut ties with Baghdad due to the Kurdistan Region's share in 2023 budget: MP

A representative of the State of Law Coalition in the Iraqi parliament considered it unlikely that the Kurds would cut ties with Baghdad due to the Kurdistan Region's share in the 2023 budget.

Paris court issues final verdict on Kurdistan region's oil saleSaturday 28 January 2023

Paris court issues final verdict on Kurdistan region's oil sale

The International Court of Paris issued its final verdict on the issue of Kurdistan region's oil export through Turkey. The initial evidence shows this vote is in favor of the Iraqi government.

PUK and KDP officials to meet in Sulaimani on SaturdayFriday 27 January 2023

PUK and KDP officials to meet in Sulaimani on Saturday

Officials from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will meet on Saturday, the spokesman of the PUK said.

Iraqi-Kurdish politicians slam top Baghdad court's ruling to stop payments to Kurdistan RegionFriday 27 January 2023

Iraqi-Kurdish politicians slam top Baghdad court's ruling to stop payments to Kurdistan Region

Iraq's top court ruled out against the federal government in Baghdad sending payments to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

Rocket attack reportedly hits gas field in Kurdistan RegionFriday 27 January 2023

Rocket attack reportedly hits gas field in Kurdistan Region

Local media in the Iraqi Kurdistan region have reported that Khor Mor gas field in the Kurdistan Region’s Chamchamal County in Sulyamaniyeh was targeted with rockets on Friday monring.

Chinese group offers $10bn investment in Kurdistan RegionThursday 26 January 2023

Chinese group offers $10bn investment in Kurdistan Region

Chinese conglomerate Gezhouba Group has offered to invest $10bn in infrastructure projects in the Autonomous Kurdistan Region in northern Iraq, news site Zawya reports.

Turkey’s opposition pledges to undo Erdogan's legacyMonday 30 January 2023

Turkey’s opposition pledges to undo Erdogan's legacy

The Turkish opposition vowed on Monday to restrict presidential powers and expand democratic rights if they are victorious in the May 14 presidential and parliamentary elections, Agence France-Presse reported.

Demirtas refutes HDP’s offer to be its presidential candidateSaturday 28 January 2023

Demirtas refutes HDP’s offer to be its presidential candidate

Jailed Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas has said he is not legally eligible to run for the presidency, turning down a proposal from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to be its presidential candidate in the May 14 presidential election, according to a statement from the party.

Erdogan cancels meeting with German chancellorThursday 26 January 2023

Erdogan cancels meeting with German chancellor

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pulled out of a meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz scheduled for January 27 in Berlin, RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND) reports.

Sweden should not expect Turkey to back NATO membership: ErdoganWednesday 25 January 2023

Sweden should not expect Turkey to back NATO membership: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that Sweden should not expect backing from Turkey for its NATO membership bid. The Turkish president made the comments on Monday, following a protest in the Swedish capital which angered Turkish officials.

Finland approves military sales to Turkey amid NATO rowWednesday 25 January 2023

Finland approves military sales to Turkey amid NATO row

Finland’s defense ministry said Wednesday the country had issued the first commercial export license for military materiel to Turkey since 2019 — a key demand for Ankara to approve Helsinki’s NATO bid, Agence France-Presse reported.

Kurds unwantedly help opponents to NATO expansionTuesday 24 January 2023

Kurds unwantedly help opponents to NATO expansion

According to Western media reports, along with Kurdish protests in Sweden, opponents of NATO expansion in the country protested against NATO expansion and the country to join it last Saturday.

Turkey squabbles with Kurds over who is leading the fight against Islamic State / Hussam HammoudMonday 30 January 2023

Turkey squabbles with Kurds over who is leading the fight against Islamic State / Hussam Hammoud

With the threat of a Turkish ground invasion in Syria, the title of chief IS opponent is taking on new importance

Autonomous administration is ready to face possible Turkey ground attack: officialMonday 30 January 2023

Autonomous administration is ready to face possible Turkey ground attack: official

Fouza Youssef, a member of the leadership board of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), pointed out the possibility of a ground attack by the Turkish army on Kobani, and stated that the autonomous administration of North and East Syria is ready to face Turkish attacks.

A new path for Syria's Kurds*Wednesday 25 January 2023

A new path for Syria's Kurds*

No regional power has tried to oust the Syrian regime as openly as Turkey. Since the start of war in Syria in 2011, Turkey trained and armed opposition groups, hosted millions of Syrian refugees, and in 2020 even directly clashed with regime forces. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called Syrian President Bashar al Assad a “murderer” and called on the international community to hold him accountable.

AANES, France stress expanding support for northeast SyriaWednesday 25 January 2023

AANES, France stress expanding support for northeast Syria

Representatives from the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) and the French government stressed in a meeting on Sunday that anti-terrorism support for the AANES should not be limited to the military aid, but include economic and humanitarian help as well.

Turkey faces tough options on Syrian rebel allies amid Damascus thaw / Fehim TastekinSunday 22 January 2023

Turkey faces tough options on Syrian rebel allies amid Damascus thaw / Fehim Tastekin

As the Turkish-Syrian dialogue advances and the prospect of Ankara pulling the plug on its Syrian allies looms large for the rebels, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the jihadi outfit holding sway in Idlib, appears eager to take advantage of the confusion in the rebels' ranks and expand its control.

16 die as building collapse in Syria's AleppoSunday 22 January 2023

16 die as building collapse in Syria's Aleppo

A building collapsed in a neighborhood in Syria's northern city of Aleppo early Sunday, killing at least 16 people, including one child, and injuring four others, state media reported.