Imprisoned Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas has urged Turkey’s opposition leaders to jointly call on the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to resign over the recent plunge of the lira to historic lows, local media reported on Wednesday, citing a tweet shared from his account.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been at the forefront of Turkish politics for more than 15 years, but since an electoral alliance between the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) in 2017, Erdogan seems politically vulnerable. In view of the fact that Turkey’s economy is facing currency and debt crises and with support for the ruling party dwindling, Erdogan’s political fate rests largely in the hands of the MHP. The ultranationalist party is known to have encouraged Erdogan to take a harsh stance on minority rights, especially against Kurds and the West.
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Increase of unqualified personnel and self-serving political appointees has harmed Ankara’s ability to conduct international affairs, experts say.
A recent string of attacks on Iraq’s Kurdistan Region peshmerga forces have raised concern over how effective long-discussed coordination with the central government is in the country’s flashpoint disputed territories.
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The trajectory of Kurdish politics in Turkey appears today to have reached a turning point, fueled by the tensions between Turkey’s reforms, its quest for further democratization, and its desire for EU accession.
In order to break the political deadlock resulting from Iraq's recent elections, Shiite leaders gathered to find a solution to forming the next government.
The head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, received on Wednesday the Russian Presidential envoy for the Middle East and African countries and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mikhail Bogdanov, in Saladin resort downtown the Kurdistan Region capital city, Erbil.
A Syrian political analyst believes there is a possibility of another Turkish attack on northern Syria, but the bad economic, political and international situation has deterred President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkey from the new attack.
A member of the Central Committee of the Syrian Kurdistan Union Party (PYKS) said that Kurdish parties should seek strong lobbying among world powers and influential countries in order to secure the rights of the Kurdish people.
Vladimir Kornilov, a professor of political science and a Ukrainian historian, believes that neither Europe nor the United States cares about the fate of the Kurds.
Mazlum Kobane, commander in chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces, also says Damascus is not yet ready for negotiations.
Heavy artillery fired by Turkish forces targeted the outskirts of the town of Tel Tamr, north of Hasaka in northeastern Syria.
The media center of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the forces repelled the attack of the occupiers affiliated with Turkey on the village of Sakiro in the eastern suburbs of the city of Ain Issa and killed a number of them.
Mahma Khalil, the mayor of Shingal district, said on Monday, December 6, that five mass graves were found in the district’s Ain Fatih area.
Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met Peshmerga commanders on Monday, December 6, and discussed recent attacks by the Islamic State (ISIS) in which twenty-two Peshmerga members were killed.
Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi military on Monday entered Liheban village after Islamic State (ISIS) militants captured it in Kirkuk province on Sunday night.
The Deputy Commander of Kurdish forces at the Qaratapa-Hamrin front, Muhammed Rostam, said on Sunday that a group of armed men committed to the Islamic State (ISIS) were brought to Iraq from Syria.