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Iraq Planning to Stop Exporting Its Oil to Turkey Through Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-10-11 11:48
Baghdad has decided to reopen the old oil pipeline to Ceyhan port ERBIL — The Iraqi oil ministry stated on Tuesday that they were planning to reopen the oil pipeline between Iraq and Turkey, aiming at stopping Iraq’s oil exports to Turkey via Kurdistan’s ...

KRG’s PM: We are not and will not threaten Turkey’s national security

Waar Media - 2017-09-25 13:47
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has said that Erbil has never been a threat to Turkey, and will remain to not be so, adding that Ankara should also understand that they have no better friends in the region than the Kurdistan Re ...

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. ...

High Referendum Council says process of independence vote to continue

KurdPress - 2017-09-18 11:04
High Referendum Council of the Kurdistan Region has stated that the process of referendum on independence of the region will continue, few days after representatives from U.N., U.S., U.K., Germany and France suggested alternatives to postpone referendum. ...

Torture returns to Turkey

The Economist - 2017-09-08 13:25
The iron fist THE masked special-ops officers barged into their apartment in Diyarbakir, in Turkey’s south-east, in the dead of a December night, says Tulay Yer-Celik. For the next two hours Mrs Yer-Celik, her month-old son and her mother-in-law listened ...