28 January 2023
Special News :
  • Tuesday 24 January 2023

    Saadi Ahmed Pira sheds light on KDP, PUK differences

    A member of the political office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) revealed the details of the differences between the two parties of the PUK and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), and announced: "We are not enemies with the Kurdistan Democratic Party, both sides are trying to attract the largest number of voters."

  • Tuesday 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.

  • Tuesday 24 January 2023

    Netherlands not to pullout its troops from Iraq

    Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok said on Tuesday that his country will not pull out its troops from Iraq, claiming that Amsterdam will continue to train Iraqi forces.

  • Tuesday 24 January 2023

    Demirtas to challenge Erdogan's presidential candidacy with election authority

    Jailed Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas has said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not legally eligible to run in the upcoming presidential election and that he will challenge his candidacy with the country’s election authority.

  • Monday 23 January 2023

    Erdogan sets May 14 as Turkey’s election date

    Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkey’s elections will be held on May 14 — a month earlier than scheduled — as the opposition still searches for a unified candidate to stand against him, Agence France-Presse reported.

Special News

GermanyFriday 25 December 2020

Germany reluctant to impose arms embargo on Turkey

Germany does not prefer to implement an arms embargo on NATO member Turkey, German newspaper Stimme quoted German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas as saying on Tuesday.

U.SFriday 25 December 2020

U.S is controlling Erdogan: former PM Davutoglu

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has become a security problem after changing from an independent leader to a figure controlled by the United States, the leader of opposition Future Party Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday.

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.

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.

German Foreign Ministry underscores supporting stability in Iraq and Kurdistan RegionWednesday 25 January 2023

German Foreign Ministry underscores supporting stability in Iraq and Kurdistan Region

Following the visit of one of its senior officials to Iraq, the German Foreign Ministry emphasized the country's support for the stability of Iraq and talks with the authorities in Baghdad and Erbil in this regard.

What is behind Iraq's Central Bank shuffle and what is next? / Ali MamouriWednesday 25 January 2023

What is behind Iraq's Central Bank shuffle and what is next? / Ali Mamouri

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani removed on Monday Central Bank of Iraq Gov. Mustafa Ghaleb Mukheef and head of the Trade Bank of Iraq Salem Chalabi.

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.

Demirtas to challenge Erdogan's presidential candidacy with election authorityTuesday 24 January 2023

Demirtas to challenge Erdogan's presidential candidacy with election authority

Jailed Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas has said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not legally eligible to run in the upcoming presidential election and that he will challenge his candidacy with the country’s election authority.

Erdogan sets May 14 as Turkey’s election dateMonday 23 January 2023

Erdogan sets May 14 as Turkey’s election date

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkey’s elections will be held on May 14 — a month earlier than scheduled — as the opposition still searches for a unified candidate to stand against him, Agence France-Presse reported.

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.

Turkish forces shell Syrian government forces in AleppoFriday 20 January 2023

Turkish forces shell Syrian government forces in Aleppo

The Turkish forces shelled on Friday the posts of the Syrian government forces in the northern countryside of Aleppo Governorate.

Rebuild Syria instead of getting close to Turkey - committeeTuesday 17 January 2023

Rebuild Syria instead of getting close to Turkey - committee

The Syrian National Coordinating Committee issued a statement calling on the Syrian government to rebuild Syria and return the refugees to their original areas instead of getting close to Turkey.