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Turkish president blames US for weapons sent to SDF in Syria

Turkish president blames US for weapons sent to SDF in Syria

KurdPress - 2017-08-21 11:04
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized the United States for its support of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), arguing that the weapons the U.S. provided in Syria “have ended up in Turkey.” ...
Turkish president blames US for weapons sent to SDF in Syria - KurdPress

US gives PYD arms it doesn’t sell to Turkey: Erdogan

KurdPress - 2017-09-20 09:26
The United States gives weapons to the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) for free but does not want to sell weapons to Turkey for a price, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. ...

Turkish President to visit Iran on October 4

Waar Media - 2017-09-17 19:22
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Iran on 4 October. In an interview with Turkish media, Erdogan announced that he will travel to Iran on October 4 to participate in a bilateral strategic conference between the high-ranking of ...

Erdogan says deal signed to buy Russian S-400 missile systems

Waar Media - 2017-09-12 17:09
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey has signed a deal with Russia to buy S-400 missile defense systems in its first major weapons purchase from Moscow, Turkish newspapers Tuesday quoted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying. The accord for the surface-to-air missile d ...

Turkey will not allow a Kurdish state on its borders: Erdogan

KurdPress - 2017-08-23 11:37
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated his country will not allow the foundation of a Kurdish state on its southern border, reiterating earlier comments on the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing the People’s Protection Units (YPG) ...

Turkish PM: Turkey, Russia, Iran working on lasting truce in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-08-20 17:50
WAAR-DUHOK; Turkey, Russia and Iran are cooperating to establish lasting truce in Syria, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Sunday before leaving for Singapore. “We work together to ensure the ceasefire in Syria. We have a goal to make a last ...

US not intending to stay in Syria after IS

KurdPress - 2017-08-19 12:35
The United States does not intend to stay in Syria after defeating IS terror group, the US Department of State spokeswoman Heather Nauert said during a press briefing on Friday. ...

Top Iranian General Meets Turkish President in Ankara

Waar Media - 2017-08-17 15:11
WAAR-DUHOK: Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri and Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan held talks on regional and global developments in Ankara. During the meeting on Wednesday, general Baqeri and Presiden ...

Iraqi Airways' Senior Official Sent to Court over Bribes

BAS News - 2017-08-15 17:34
ERBIL—The director general of the Iraqi Airways has been sent to court for accepting bribes, Iraqi Board of Integrity stated on Tuesday. The board issued a statement in which it refuted reports by some Iraqi media over setting Samer Abd Kuba free. Accord ...

EU Spends Over $264,000 for Syrian Refugees to Study in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-08-15 15:09
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Researches has approved the admission of over 100 Syrian refugees currently living in the Kurdistan Region to study in its universities with a financial aid provided by the EU. UNHCR’ ...

IS Suspect Stabs Turkish Officer to Death in Istanbul

BAS News - 2017-08-14 14:29
ISTANBUL — A suspected member of the so-called Islamic State (IS) stabbed to death a Turkish police officer in the city of Istanbul on Sunday. The IS suspect, who was detained earlier for planning a suicide attack in Turkey, stabbed the officer at around ...

Is Erdogan’s Turkey after nuclear weapons? / Abdullah Bozkurt

KurdPress - 2017-08-07 12:47
Considering the fact Turkey under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been emulating the Iranian model for some time, from investing in proxy groups for leverage and regime change to exporting the ruling party’s Islamist ideology overseas, one should not b ...