7 February 2023
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MallaSaturday 28 November 2020

Malla Bakhtiar says he is waiting for PUK Supreme Council decision to take position on his membership suspension

The leading member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Supreme Political Council and Interests, Malla Bakhtiar, announced that he has postponed taking a position on his suspension decision by the PUK leadership council until after the announcement of the position of the Supreme Political Council.

PYDSaturday 28 November 2020

PYD should release political prisoners: ENKS official

A member of the Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) said that talks between the ENKS and the Patriotic Kurdish Patriotic Union Parties (PYNK) had been suspended due to the absence of the US representative in the talks.

Iran ready to dispatch aid to quake-hit Turkey, SyriaMonday 6 February 2023

Iran ready to dispatch aid to quake-hit Turkey, Syria

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kan'ani announced the country's readiness to provide aid to the quake-hit areas of Syria and Turkey if needed.

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.

Iraqi Kurdistan suspends oil exports through Turkey after Monday earthquakeMonday 6 February 2023

Iraqi Kurdistan suspends oil exports through Turkey after Monday earthquake

Iraqi Kurdistan said it was suspending oil exports through Turkey as a precaution after a deadly earthquake rocked its northern neighbor and Syria before dawn on Monday, Agence France-Presse reported.

PUK officials, U.S. military delegation discuss Peshmerga reformsSunday 5 February 2023

PUK officials, U.S. military delegation discuss Peshmerga reforms

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and a U.S. military delegation along with the U.S. consul general in the Kurdistan Region, on Sunday discussed reforms within the Peshmerga ministry.

Erbil Court rules Lahur Sheikh Jangi is PUK co-chairmanThursday 2 February 2023

Erbil Court rules Lahur Sheikh Jangi is PUK co-chairman

The Erbil court announced in a ruling that Lahur Sheikh Jangi is still the co-chairman of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.

Plasschaert laments divisions among ruling parties in Kurdistan RegionThursday 2 February 2023

Plasschaert laments divisions among ruling parties in Kurdistan Region

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, on Thursday urged the ruling parties in the Kurdistan region to set aside their differences and find swift compromises for fiscal, administrative, security, and electoral disagreements.

Kurdistan Region delegation to visit Baghdad soonThursday 2 February 2023

Kurdistan Region delegation to visit Baghdad soon

A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will be visiting the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, to resume talks with the Iraqi federal government, KRG spokesperson Gutiar Adel said on Thursday.

Rocket hits Turkish base in Kurdistan RegionWednesday 1 February 2023

Rocket hits Turkish base in Kurdistan Region

A Turkish base in northern Iraq came under rocket attack Wednesday, the autonomous Kurdish region’s counterterrorism services said, with no casualties reported, Agence France-Presse reported.

Turkish gov’t slammed for inaction despite earlier warnings about possible quakeMonday 6 February 2023

Turkish gov’t slammed for inaction despite earlier warnings about possible quake

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has come under fire over a massive earthquake that killed more than a thousand people in the country due to its failure to take action despite experts’ earlier warnings.

Major quake kills hundreds across Turkey, SyriaMonday 6 February 2023

Major quake kills hundreds across Turkey, Syria

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Turkey and Syria early on Monday, killing hundreds of people as they slept, levelling buildings and sending tremors that were felt as far away as the island of Cyprus, Egypt and Iraq.

Earthquake kills hundreds in Syria and TurkeyMonday 6 February 2023

Earthquake kills hundreds in Syria and Turkey

The Syrian Ministry of Health announced the death of 237 people and the injury of 539 others in the governorates of Aleppo, Latakia, Hama and Tartus due to an earthquake strike on Monday at dawn.

How did Turkey acquire the capability to produce ballistic missiles? / Fatih YurtseverSaturday 4 February 2023

How did Turkey acquire the capability to produce ballistic missiles? / Fatih Yurtsever

Turkey test-fired a short-range ballistic missile (SRBM), newly developed by Roketsan and named Tayfun (typhoon), over the Black Sea on Oct. 18, 2022.

Turkey denounces 'psychological war' as Western consulates close / Andrew WilksFriday 3 February 2023

Turkey denounces 'psychological war' as Western consulates close / Andrew Wilks

The Turkish interior minister accused the United States and the West on Thursday of waging “psychological war” against Turkey after several states temporarily closed consulates in Istanbul on the grounds of a heightened terror threat.

Turkey’s opposition bloc edging ahead of Erdogan's alliance - PollThursday 2 February 2023

Turkey’s opposition bloc edging ahead of Erdogan's alliance - Poll

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Public Alliance, which includes his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its ally, the far-right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), would have lost to the country’s opposition bloc if a general election were to have been held in January, according to a survey conducted by Aksoy Research.

KNK calls for help for victims of earthquake in North and West Kurdistan, Turkey and SyriaMonday 6 February 2023

KNK calls for help for victims of earthquake in North and West Kurdistan, Turkey and Syria

The Executive Council of the Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) issued a call for help for the victims of the earthquake in North and West Kurdistan, Turkey and Syria.

Dozens killed, injuried in clashes between HTS, Syrian forces in LatakiaSunday 5 February 2023

Dozens killed, injuried in clashes between HTS, Syrian forces in Latakia

Ten soldiers of the Syrian government forces and three members of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS- formerly al-Nusra Front) were reported killed and injured in clashes on Saturday between the two parties in Jabal al-Akrad in north Latakia, northwestern Syria.

ENKS waiting for US to resume intra-Kurdish talks Sunday 5 February 2023

ENKS waiting for US to resume intra-Kurdish talks 

The Kurdish National Council in Syria (ENKS) said on Sunday that they are waiting for Nikolas Granger, US Senior Representative to Northeast Syria, to resume intra-Kurdish talks.

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.