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Paris court issues final verdict on Kurdistan region's oil saleSaturday 28 January 2023

Paris court issues final verdict on Kurdistan region's oil sale

The International Court of Paris issued its final verdict on the issue of Kurdistan region's oil export through Turkey. The initial evidence shows this vote is in favor of the Iraqi government.

Demirtas refutes HDP’s offer to be its presidential candidateSaturday 28 January 2023

Demirtas refutes HDP’s offer to be its presidential candidate

Jailed Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas has said he is not legally eligible to run for the presidency, turning down a proposal from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to be its presidential candidate in the May 14 presidential election, according to a statement from the party.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Saadi Ahmed Pira sheds light on KDP, PUK differencesTuesday 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."

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.

Netherlands not to pullout its troops from IraqTuesday 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.

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.

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.

Barzani and Sudani discuss joint action in Iraq's oil and gas issueSunday 22 January 2023

Barzani and Sudani discuss joint action in Iraq's oil and gas issue

The process of joint action in oil and gas issues was one of the most prominent topics of Saturday's talks between the Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammad Shia al-Sudani and the Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani in Baghdad.

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.

Kurds' position weakening in Baghdad due to Barzani-Taliban tensionsSunday 22 January 2023

Kurds' position weakening in Baghdad due to Barzani-Taliban tensions

The MEES weekly newspaper reported the weakening position of the Kurdish card in Baghdad due to the increase in tensions between the two Kurdish parties of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK).

Erdogan picks historically charged date of May 14 for Turkey’s crucial electionFriday 20 January 2023

Erdogan picks historically charged date of May 14 for Turkey’s crucial election

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday pointed to May 14 — a month earlier than he had initially indicated — for Turkey’s crucial dual presidential and parliamentary elections, ending months of speculation on the timeline for snap polls.

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.