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Government urges pressure put on Turkey to pay missing debt - Cyprus Mail

Government urges pressure put on Turkey to pay missing debt - Cyprus Mail - Cyprus Mail

Baghdad Asks US Contractors in Iraq to Pay Higher Taxes

BAS News - 2017-09-25 21:35
ERBIL — US Defense Department contractors operating in Iraq accused Baghdad on Monday of forcing them to pay higher taxes and threatening to stop the production if they don’t adhere to their demands. A statement made by the US Defense Department stated t ...

Kirkuk Governor Calls on People to Go to Polls on Monday

BAS News - 2017-09-23 16:01
ERBIL — Kirkuk Governor Najmadin Karim released a statement on Saturday to call on the population of the province to take part in Kurdistan’s independence referendum on Monday, September 25. “I call on people of Kirkuk to go to the polls on Monday, Septe ...

Erdogan, Turkey Chief of General Staff to pay separate visits to Iran

KurdPress - 2017-09-17 22:45
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar will pay separate visits to Iran in the coming days amid rising tension over the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) bid to hold an independence referendum on Sept ...

NGO Calls on PYD to Free Kurdish Political Leaders

BAS News - 2017-09-11 16:30
ERBIL—An organization affiliated with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)-Syria on Monday issued a statement in which it appealed to the ruling Kurdish party to release opposition leaders and members. Afrin organization urged Democratic Union Party (PYD ...

Turkey cautions citizens about travel to ‘anti-Turkey’ Germany

Waar Media - 2017-09-10 16:02
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey cautioned its citizens on Saturday to take care when traveling to Germany, citing what it said was an upswing in anti-Turkish sentiment ahead of a German national election later this month. The advisory is likely to further exacerbate ...

Baghdad Asks KRG to Pay off Foreign Debts Without Receiving Its Share

BAS News - 2017-08-19 14:43
BAGHDAD — An advisor to the Iraqi parliament said that despite withholding Kurdistan Region’s share from the loans it has received, the Iraqi government demands Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to pay off a part of the debts. Madhat Sleman, an advisor ...