The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers’ Deputies on Tuesday called on Turkey’s top court to expedite the application from Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas over his ongoing detention while renewing a call for his release.
In an interview with Kurdpress, James Carey, an expert on Turkey affairs, spoke about the external and internal challenges of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan before the upcoming elections in 2023 and his specific actions to address them, including the opposition's efforts to oust him, the future of Turkey Kurds, many other issues in Turkey and the war in Ukraine as well as the unprecedented confrontation between the West and Russia after the outbreak of the war in Ukraine.
- Senior source says, three Katyusha rockets landed inside Baghdad’s Green Zone
- Iraqi parliament renews confidence in parliament speaker
- Coordination Framework renews readiness to go to early polls
- Turkey police officer killed in Mersin province explosion
- No agreement has been made between PUK, KDP on Iraq’s Presidency position: senior official
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In countries where the administrative system properly functions with its institutions and rule of law; and where the “reasonable social majority” recognizes the value of political ethics, the tradition of critical expression by the media and public intellectuals is considered part of the natural flow.
Will the Iraqi Kurds be a collateral victim of the war in Ukraine? In and around Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, Islamic State is back. It’s raising its head in Sulaymaniyah. It’s retaking its positions in the caves and tunnels of the Qaraqosh mountains. Along the old Sector 6 front, around Gwer, on a daily basis, ISIS tests the capacity of Gen. Sirwan Barzani, a leader of the Peshmerga, the regional military force.
Iraq came close to civil war but stepped back from the brink last week.
Politicians have failed to form a new government nearly a year after the last elections. Baghdad just saw its worst militia clashes in years. And despite vast oil wealth, the state can’t provide basic services.
Infighting within the major alliance of six Turkish opposition parties over the role of the country’s largest pro-Kurdish group has the ruling party palpably gleeful.
Prof Birgit Ammann believes it has to be made clear that there is also a lot of serious critique against both the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the People's Defense Units (YPG) and their political environment- within and outside the Kurdish communities and that that the ban of both groups is totally outdated in Germany. A professor from the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, she also said it is virtually impossible and unnecessary to figure the number of the Kurds in the world because Kurds do not need a number to justify their claims.
The Kurdish National Council announced it would hold its fourth congress after several years of delay.
A member of the central committee of the Kurdish Democratic Party in Syria (P.D.K.S), stated: Turkey did not receive a message for a ground attack from Russia and the United States, but it wants to make dissatisfaction among the people by destabilizing the situation in northern Syria.
Dr. Zheger Hassan believes Turkey has a lot of influence in the Kurdistan Region and as a result, there is no need to add it to its own soil.
The head of the Kurdish Democratic Day Party in Syria stated: The self-governing administration is a successful example of democracy in the war-torn Syria, and Turkey does not want to see the existence of another Kurdish region on its borders.
A senior security source said, at least three Katyusha rockets landed inside Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone on Wednesday.
The State News Agency on Wednesday reported that the Iraqi council of representatives voted to renew the confidence in the parliament speaker after he submitted his resignation on Monday.
The Spokesman of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Tuesday revealed that with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) have signed the agenda of the State Administration Coalition to form the government.
Coordination Framework renewed its readiness to go to early elections in Iraq meanwhile calling on the Kurdish parties to resolve their candidate for the presidency, the state news agency reported.
So far no agreement has been made between the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Iraq’s Presidential position, said a senior party official.