17 October 2021
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AllawiSaturday 16 October 2021

Allawi says voters' turnout in October 10 election was less than 20%

The Iraqi Civil Front, led by Iraq's former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, cast doubts about the voters' turnout in the polls for the parliamentary election, calling the President and the Supreme Federal Court to refrain from ratifying the results.

Erdogan’sSaturday 16 October 2021

Erdogan’s latest threats in Syria test limits with Biden, Putin

The Turkish president’s warnings are targeted as much at Washington and Moscow as they are at Syria’s Kurds.

Iran welcomes successful holding of Iraq parliamentary electionsTuesday 12 October 2021

Iran welcomes successful holding of Iraq parliamentary elections

Tehran says it welcomes the successful and timely holding of parliamentary elections in Iraq as an indication that the country is on the correct path of democracy.

Iranian FM congratulates his Iraqis counterpart on successful parliament electionTuesday 12 October 2021

Iranian FM congratulates his Iraqis counterpart on successful parliament election

Iran Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has, in a message, congratulated his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein on the successful holding of the country’s parliamentary vote.

Baghdad does not have necessary control over Kurdistan Region: former Iranian officialMonday 11 October 2021

Baghdad does not have necessary control over Kurdistan Region: former Iranian official

The former Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran stated that the central government in Baghdad does not have enough control on the Kurdistan Region in the north of the country and according to the agreements, the situation allows Tehran to defend its territorial integrity by using military and security means.

Istanbul–Tehran–Islamabad railway begins operationsSunday 10 October 2021

Istanbul–Tehran–Islamabad railway begins operations

The Turkish Trade Ministry on Friday held a welcoming ceremony in Istanbul to mark the arrival of Pakistani trucks that used the Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul Road Transport Corridor, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency (AA) reported on Saturday.

Iran FM meets Syrian president in DamascusSaturday 9 October 2021

Iran FM meets Syrian president in Damascus

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and Syrian President Bashar Assad met in the Syrian capital on Saturday, IRNA reported.

Iran will stand by Syria firmly: FMSaturday 9 October 2021

Iran will stand by Syria firmly: FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said on Saturday that Syria lies enroute of development and progress, and the Islamic Republic of Iran, like the terrorist wartime against Damascus, will stand by Syria firmly.

Allawi says voters' turnout in October 10 election was less than 20%Saturday 16 October 2021

Allawi says voters' turnout in October 10 election was less than 20%

The Iraqi Civil Front, led by Iraq's former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, cast doubts about the voters' turnout in the polls for the parliamentary election, calling the President and the Supreme Federal Court to refrain from ratifying the results.

Nechirvan Barzani leaves Erbil for official visit to QatarSaturday 16 October 2021

Nechirvan Barzani leaves Erbil for official visit to Qatar

Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani departed for Doha on Saturday, on an official visit to Qatar.

IHEC says 95% of Iraq election ballots been countedSaturday 16 October 2021

IHEC says 95% of Iraq election ballots been counted

Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission’s (IHEC) said on Saturday, October 16, that manual counting of ballots following the parliamentary election is 95 percent complete, bringing final results closer to being announced.

Nechirvan Barzani, UNAMI chief hold talks in ErbilSaturday 16 October 2021

Nechirvan Barzani, UNAMI chief hold talks in Erbil

President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani met with Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert on Friday, October 15, in Erbil to discuss the results of the recent parliamentary elections.

Professor warns Afghanistan scenario could repeat in Iraq and Syria KurdistansWednesday 13 October 2021

Professor warns Afghanistan scenario could repeat in Iraq and Syria Kurdistans

An Indiana University professor warned the scenario of the US troops' withdrawal from Afghanistan could be repeated in Kurdish-controlled areas of Syria and Iraq.

Iraq elections body says manual count of sample votes matches early resultsWednesday 13 October 2021

Iraq elections body says manual count of sample votes matches early results

Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission has confirmed that the manual count for a sample of polling boxes matched the initial results released on Monday.

Turkey puts 18 journalists on trial in a single weekSaturday 16 October 2021

Turkey puts 18 journalists on trial in a single week

In the past week alone, 18 journalists, most of whom work for Kurdish media outlets, were put on trial in Turkey, Voice of America News reported on Friday.

Erdogan’s latest threats in Syria test limits with Biden, PutinSaturday 16 October 2021

Erdogan’s latest threats in Syria test limits with Biden, Putin

The Turkish president’s warnings are targeted as much at Washington and Moscow as they are at Syria’s Kurds.

Turkey plans military action with the U.S., Russia against Syrian KurdsSaturday 16 October 2021

Turkey plans military action with the U.S., Russia against Syrian Kurds

Turkey is preparing for possible further military action against a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in northern Syria if talks on the issue with the United States and Russia fail, two Turkish officials said.

Is Erdogan testing Biden with request to buy more F-16s? / Metin GurcanWednesday 13 October 2021

Is Erdogan testing Biden with request to buy more F-16s? / Metin Gurcan

Ankara’s surprise request to purchase F-16 jets from the United States looks like a rational decision dictated by military realities, but some suspect it might well be a gambit to set the stage for warplane negotiations with Russia.

Turkey blames US and Russia, says Ankara would take matters into own hands in SyriaWednesday 13 October 2021

Turkey blames US and Russia, says Ankara would take matters into own hands in Syria

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday Turkey would “do what is necessary for its security” after what it said was a rise in cross-border attacks by People’s Protection Units (YPG).

Stratfor think tank warns of a possible Turkish military attack on Syrian KurdsWednesday 13 October 2021

Stratfor think tank warns of a possible Turkish military attack on Syrian Kurds

Among the consequences of Turkey's re-military offensive against the Syrian Kurds, the Stratfor Institute said there was a possibility of a military confrontation between Turkish troops and Russian and Syrian forces, and that Kurdish forces would move closer to the Syrian government.

We take Erdogan's threats seriously, Syrian Kurdish envoy saysWednesday 13 October 2021

We take Erdogan's threats seriously, Syrian Kurdish envoy says

A member of the representative office of the Syrian Kurdistan self-ruling government in the Iraqi Kurdistan region said the administration would take serious the threats of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over attacking the Kurdish regions in northern Syria.

Belgian delegation visits Syrian Kurdish self-ruling regionTuesday 12 October 2021

Belgian delegation visits Syrian Kurdish self-ruling region

A delegation from Belgium made a visit to Syrian Kurdistan where it held talks with the officials of the self-ruling administration.

Syrian Kurds appeal to Damascus for dialogueMonday 11 October 2021

Syrian Kurds appeal to Damascus for dialogue

Northern Syria’s Kurdish administration has urged Damascus to open a dialogue to avoid further conflict after the government warned the semiautonomous region to sever relations with US occupying forces.

SDF denied involvement in missile attack on Turkish forcesMonday 11 October 2021

SDF denied involvement in missile attack on Turkish forces

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) denies the group's forces were involved in the attack on a convoy of Turkish police forces in northern Syria.

Four killed as explosion hits Syrian Kurdish city of Afrin, says medical sourceMonday 11 October 2021

Four killed as explosion hits Syrian Kurdish city of Afrin, says medical source

At least four people were killed when a car bomb exploded in Afrin city on Monday, a medical source said.

Ocalan is the key to peace in the Middle East: Mazloum KobaniSunday 10 October 2021

Ocalan is the key to peace in the Middle East: Mazloum Kobani

The General Commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Mazloum Kobani believes that the jailer Leader of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan is key to resolving the Kurdish issue and peace in the Middle East.