Breaking News from Kurdistan, Europe and Middle East

Turkey's Erdogan Threatens to Cut Off Oil From Iraq's Kurdish Area Over Referendum

Turkey's Erdogan Threatens to Cut Off Oil From Iraq's Kurdish Area Over Referendum

Voanews - 2019-01-15 08:53

Turkey\'s Erdogan Threatens to Cut Off Oil From Iraq\'s Kurdish Area Over Referendum - Voanews

Turkey’s jailed top Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas nominated for 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

E-Kurd - 2019-02-02 20:13
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Turkey’s jailed top Kurdish politician and former leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas was nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for being “courageous” and “ ...

Iraq to Export Kirkuk Oil to Jordan at Lower Prices

BAS News - 2019-01-31 23:54
ERBIL - Iraqi Council of Ministers has decided to export oil from the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk to Jordan at lower prices in comparison to the world market. According to an official document, Baghdad will start exporting 10,000 barrels per day ...

Sadr’s Bloc Joins Efforts to Oust Foreign Forces from Iraq

BAS News - 2019-01-26 12:56
ERBIL — The parliamentary bloc of Sairoon, under the leadership of Iraqi influential Shi’ite leader Muqtada al-Sadr, has presented a bill to the parliament to initiate the legal procedures of ousting the foreign troops from Iraq. Head of Sairoon bloc, Sa ...

Kurd referendum: Crude oil rises to 26-month high; Turkey threatens to cut Kurdistan oil pipeline – Lakeland Observer

Lakelandobserver - 2019-01-16 11:34

Afrin: Turkey's President Erdogan threatens to expand military offensive beyond Kurdish town - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

ABC - 2019-01-15 12:01

Trump threatens to 'devastate Turkey economically' if they attack Kurds

Jerusalem Post - 2019-01-14 21:22
"Turkey expects the US to honor our strategic partnership and doesn't want it to be shadowed by terrorist propaganda," Erdogan's spokesman said. ...

Pompeo: Trump threat to Turkey shows US commitment to Kurds

Washington Times - 2019-01-14 17:09
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump's threat to devastate NATO ally Turkey's economy if it attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria underscores America's commitment to its partners. ...

Turkey's President Erdogan threatens to invade Iraq and cut off oil pipeline after Kurds vote for independence | The Independent

Independent - 2019-01-14 13:56

'Our troops could arrive one night': Erdogan threatens to invade, cut off oil pipeline from Iraqi Kurdistan - Turkey - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-01-14 08:24

Pompeo: US understands Turkey’s concerns

Waar Media - 2019-01-13 11:12
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday said Washington understands Turkey’s concerns and its efforts to protect its borders and people. In an interview with the Saudi-funded Al Arabiya television, Pompeo said the U.S. seeks accountability for th ...

Turkey Dispatches More Reinforcement to Borders with Syria

BAS News - 2019-01-12 21:03
ERBIL - Turkey has sent more reinforcement to the border areas with Syria as Ankara is making preparations for a military operation against the Kurdish forces in the neighboring country. According to Turkey's private Demiroren news agency, tanks and armo ...

Turkey’s mercenaries turn over Idlib to HTS

ANF - 2019-01-10 11:03
An agreement has been reached in Idlib following clashes among Turkish state allied gangs. The gang groups directly under Ankara’s protection have left control of the Idlib region to Hayat Tahrir al Sham. ...

Turkey's Erdogan rebukes Trump's top security adviser over Kurds in Syria

Reuters - 2019-01-09 03:55
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan rebuked Washington's national security adviser on Tuesday for demanding that his country not attack Kurdish fighters in Syria, accusing him of complicating President Donald Trump's plan to withdraw U.S. troops. ...

Kurdish MPs in Iran call on the UN to act against Turkey’s crimes

ANF - 2018-12-30 13:09
The Kurdish MPs condemned Turkey's against the Kurds with a green light from the Western and Eastern superpowers and called on the UN and human rights advocates to stop these crimes and the Turkish occupation of northern Syria. ...

Iraq Willing to Extend Agreement to Cut Oil Production in April: Minister

BAS News - 2018-12-23 13:50
ERBIL — Iraqi Oil Minister Thamir Ghadhban said on Sunday that his country is willing to extend the OPEC and non-OPEC agreement to cut oil production next year in April. Ghahban said he shares views with the Saudi counterpart that the agreement is likely ...