The President General of the Islamic Party of Kurdistan (PÎK) believes Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan should be asked if there is no Kurdish issue in Turkey, then why thousands of Kurds have been killed for a hundred years and the war in Kurdistan has been ongoing for forty years.
Iran’s deputy foreign minister for political affairs Ali Bagheri Kani held talks with Numan Kurtulmus, deputy chairman of Justice and Development Party, at the headquarters of the party on Thursday in Ankara.
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Four years after the military defeat of the so-called Islamic State, pre-existing conditions associated with the risk of violent extremism continue unabated in Iraq. The current national strategy to counter violent extremism needs a comprehensive revision to include the context, needs and realities of the country’s different regions.
Politicians from two of the largest political blocs in Iraq after the national elections on October 10 are calling for unity, as rival political groups negotiate for important positions in a new and inclusive government.
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani said on Thursday, October 21, that he hopes that the results of the Iraq’s parliamentary elections will help to solve the outstanding disputes between Baghdad and Erbil and bring stability to the country.
Turkey has threatened to launch a military operation against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which has recently stepped up its attacks in the areas controlled by the Turkish-backed factions in north Syria.
The Turkish president’s warnings are targeted as much at Washington and Moscow as they are at Syria’s Kurds.
Due to the US presence in northeastern Syria, Turkey will not launch a military strike against the Syrian Kurds, Dr. Joseph Daher, a researcher on Syria issues, told Kurdpress, adding that Russia is not unwilling to allow Turkey to develop its controlled areas in northern Syria.
A Kurdish writer and professor of political history at Sulaimani University stressed on the need for a new self-review by Kurdistan Region rulers and their unity and solidarity and sharing their positions in relations with the regional countries and the world.
A member of the Central Committee of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDPS) said: Turkey has occupied Afrin, Serikani and Gri Spi under the pretext of fighting the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and is seeking to occupy other parts of Syrian Kurdistan.
Abdul Karim Omer, head of the northern Syria administration's foreign relations commission, said they would not accept a constitution that did not include the Kurds.
An Indiana University professor warned the scenario of the US troops' withdrawal from Afghanistan could be repeated in Kurdish-controlled areas of Syria and Iraq.
The Joint Operations Command announced that a senior military delegation arrived in Erbil on Tuesday, October 26.
A Turkish soldier was killed and another was wounded in an explosion in the Kurdistan Region, Turkish media reported on Tuesday.
Kurdistan Region President Nachirvan Barzani met with new Jordanian Consul-General in Erbil Fuad al-Majali on Monday, October 25.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened Syria that his country will deploy heavy weaponry against the Syrian army in the country.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed the latest developments in bilateral ties between Iran and Turkey as well as in the regional and international affairs in a phone call.