Erdogan’s choices limited as Russian-backed Syrian forces increase attacks, weigh final assault on Idlib
The National Initiative for Afrin on Monday accused Turkey of attempting a demographic change in Afrin, a Kurdish city located in northwest Syria, North Press Agency reported.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Russia later this month to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and discuss the violence in northwestern Syria, Reuters reported on Friday.
General Manager Iraq’s oil marketer SOMO Ala Yasseri said on Saturday, September 18, that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has not delivered any quantity of crude oil or its monetary equivalent to the federal government, despite its obligations under the 2021 Federal Budget Law.
The representative of the Syrian Democratic Council in the Iraqi Kurdistan region says "The emphasis of the Centcom commander in his meeting with General Mazloum Kobani to keep American forces in Syrian Kurdistan does not diminish our will to maintain our achievements and we do not tie our existence to the United States."
A member of the delegation of the North and East Syrian Autonomous Administration in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region stated that the visit of the delegation to Moscow and Washington sends a message to the international community that only two forces, the administration and the Syrian central government, will resolve the Syrian political crisis.
Nechirvan Barzani, President of Iraq's Kurdistan Region, met Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, on the sidelines of their visits to the United Kingdom.
The Egyptian Islamic scholar and the current Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Ahmed el-Tayeb, is supposed to visit Kurdistan Region in November.
Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani and the Special Representative of the European Union, Fiola von Cramon, discussed in a meeting on Friday, September 17, the issue of monitoring the parliamentary elections in Iraq.
Security forces have detained the main suspect of killing and wounding two persons, including a Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) member in Sulaimani, authorities said on Saturday.
Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) head Ilham Ehmed raised the issue of Turkish attacks in northern Syria during a visit to Russia, as well as asked Moscow to facilitate a meeting with the Syrian leadership, SDC representative in the US, Bassam Saker, told Sputnik.
The head of the media office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) stated that the party hopes to rejoin the Movement for Change (Gorran).
Civic groups and legal experts say reports of abduction and forced disappearances of opposition party members are on the rise.
An official from the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs stated on Thursday, September 16, that the Peshmerga and Iraqi Security Forces will form two additional joint brigades to combat Islamic State (ISIS) remnants.
The President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, met UK's Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, earlier on Friday, in London.
The commander of the World Coalition Forces at Erbil Airport, announced that a strong defense system will be established at the airport by the end of September to protect the coalition's base at the airport and stated that the US special forces will also leave Erbil Airport.
Forming an inclusive government and preventing foreign interference is the key to solving Afghanistan's problems, Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi said in his meeting with the Prime minister of Pakistan.
Baghdad and Washington agreed on reducing the US combat troops in two military bases in Iraq by the end of September.
The commander of the US Central Command emphasized in a meeting with Mazloum Kobani that the US would continue to stay in Syrian Kurdistan and the US support for Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will endure.
A delegation from the autonomous administration of North and East Syria met with Russian officials in Moscow on Wednesday, according to the council.
Realizing that its current allies are not sufficient to secure Turkey’s interests in Libya, Ankara is now seeking to include Gadhafi family members into its calculus.
US Ambassador to Iraq Matthew Tueller said on Monday, September 13, that the campaign against Islamic State (ISIS) will enter "a new phase” in Iraq by the end of 2021.
Iraqi army and Kurdish forces are working together in the disputed territories to find militants responsible for attacks, including one on Erbil airport last weekend.
The Iraqi government has already thwarted attempts at fraud and election rigging ahead of Oct. 10.
Two Turkish soldiers were killed in cross-border operations in Iraq and Syria, the defense ministry said on Sunday.