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Kurds bringing PKK fighters amounts to 'declaration of war'

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
The Iraqi government accused Kurdish authorities on Sunday of bringing fighters from Turkey’s separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to the disputed oil-rich city of Kirkuk, and said it considered the move a “declaration of war.” ...

Turkey jets hits PKK positions in Kurdistan Region

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
The Turkish Air Force jets hit the positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in Zap in Kurdistan Region, the Turkish General Staff said in a message October 18. ...

We won’t allow PKK presence in Kirkuk: Iraqi ambassador

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
Hundreds of outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants have been active in Kirkuk but the central government is determined to clear Iraqi territory of foreign groups, Iraqi Ambassador to Turkey Hisham al-Alawi has said. ...

Dilar Dirik: Free Abdullah Öcalan!

Pirtuk û Wêje - 2017-10-20 15:30
Millions of Kurds view Öcalan as their political representative. His freedom is directly linked to a democratic and peaceful solution to the war in Turkey. Wounded people trapped in basements, civilians burned alive, children shot on the streets, dead wom ...

Kurdistan can still be independent

Washington Times - 2017-10-20 13:48
The autonomous Kurdistan region of northern Iraq held a referendum on independence on Sept. 25. It was overwhelmingly approved. This referendum, not surprisingly however, has precipitously raised tensions not only with Iraq but also with Turkey, Syria an ...

Merkel presses allies to cut funds for Turkey's EU bid

Reuters - 2017-10-20 03:05
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European leaders agreed on Thursday to explore cuts in EU funds to Turkey that are linked to Ankara's stalled bid to join the bloc after German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed for action in response to what she described as "unaccept ...

Watch List 2017 – Third Update

International Crisis Group - 2017-10-18 19:30
Crisis Group’s third update to our Watch List 2017 includes entries on the Northern Triangle of Central America, the Democratic Republic of Congo, post-ISIS Iraq, Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis, and Turkey’s refugee challenge. This annual early-warning report ...
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