Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said US support for the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) was the main issue between his country and the United States, Turkish media reported on Sunday, January 23.
The Saturday meeting between Massoud Barzani, the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), and Bafel Talabani, the leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), failed to make any agreement between the two sides over nominating a candidate to the Iraqi parliament to be selected as the next Iraqi president.
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- Bafel Talabani visits Baghdad to discuss Iraqi Presidency
- YPG is biggest issue between Ankara and Washington: Turkish FM
- 300 ISIS members surrender to SDF in Hasaka
- PUK affirms its right to nominate candidate for presidency
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The pro-government business association MUSIAD has stood behind Erdogan’s controversial economic policies but appears concerned that both borrowing costs and foreign exchange prices remain above the desired levels.
The Iraqi army has arrested several fighters from a PKK-linked Yazidi faction operating in Sinjar as part of an attempt to get them to abide by an accord signed in 2020 for greater stability and security.
The SDF has transferred another group of IS suspects with Iraqi nationality but arrested in Syria, alongside some of the thousands of Iraqis in al-Hol camp, to Iraq as the potential for jailbreaks remains high.
A controversial probe into the opposition-led Istanbul municipality might be the prelude of a campaign to criminalize and sideline Erdogan’s potential opponents in the upcoming presidential race, critics say.
Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday insisted on the formation of a national majority government, following a call from the Coordination Framework to form the largest parliamentary bloc.
The representative of the Syrian Democratic Assembly in the Iraqi Kurdistan region said Hasaka prison was under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
The leader of the Kurdish Democratic Day Party in Syria said that Washington had asked Turkey that it should have a schedule to leave Syria gradually.
A Japanese Islamologist described martyr Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani as great champion of the history.
The Iraqi Kurds have so far failed to create an atmosphere of autonomy for themselves by balancing their relationship with regional powers and the central government of Iraq. Instead, they have reduced the level of their ties with the central government and have fallen victim to power struggles among neighboring countries, Dr. Thomas Jeffrey Miley and Dr. Guney Yildiz told the Kurdpress news agency, warning that this situation will make the Kurds less important to the United States in the long run.
Americans and the Russians have told General Mazlum Abdi [Kobani] that they have no information about how Turkey is attacking northern Syria, said the leader of the Kurdish Democratic Day Party in Syria.
The co-chair of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Bafel Talabani, arrived on Monday evening in Baghdad to discuss the issue of the Iraqi presidency with the Shiite and Sunni political parties.
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said 300 Islamic State (ISIS) members surrendered early on Monday, January 24, following days of clashes after a prison-break attempt in the northeast city of Hasaka.
Arshad Salehi, head of the Turkmen Front faction in the Iraqi parliament, stressed that he supports the formation of a majority government in the country.
The governorate of northern and eastern Syria imposed a one-week curfew to secure the Hasaka region, where ISIS prisoners have managed to escape the prison in the province of Hasaka.
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani met with Peshmerga Minister Shorsh Ismael and Minister of Interior Rebar Ahmed on Sunday, January 23, to discuss the threat of recent Islamic State (ISIS) activity, official media reported.