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Turkey's parliament to open mini zoo... for animal rights

Turkey's parliament to open mini zoo... for animal rights

Alaraby - 2019-04-03 13:14

Turkey\'s parliament to open mini zoo... for animal rights - Alaraby

Parliament to Convene This Week for Presidency Law Discussion

BAS News - 2019-04-08 15:12
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Parliament is set to convene this week on Wednesday and proceed with the discussions on an amendment to the Presidency Law. The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) together with minority factions advoc ...

Turkey's Erdogan to discuss possible operation in Syria with Putin: RIA

Reuters - 2019-04-08 10:41
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he planned to discuss a possible Turkish military operation in Syria when he visits Moscow for talks with President Vladimir Putin on Monday, Russia's RIA news agency reported. ...

Turkey’s Ruling Party to Object Invalid Votes in Ankara

Waar Media - 2019-04-01 18:43
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s ruling party said Monday it will object to invalid votes and irregularities in the capital Ankara during local elections. “We have identified invalid votes and irregularities in most of the 12,158 polling stations in Ankara,” Fatih Sa ...

‘Turkey Will Continue to Support Venezuela’

Waar Media - 2019-04-01 18:43
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s foreign minister on Monday reiterated Turkish support for the country of Venezuela and its elected leadership. “Turkey will continue to support Venezuela, as problems there could affect all of Latin America and even the Caribbean,” Me ...

Erdogan's ruling AKP suffers setback in Turkey's local election

Rûdaw - 2019-04-01 16:30
Losing Turkey's two major cities would be a clear setback for Erdogan ...

Erdogan’s AKP suffered a blow in Turkey’s local elections

E-Kurd - 2019-04-01 13:23
ANKARA,— Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan suffered stunning setbacks in local elections as his ruling AK Party lost control of the capital Ankara for the first time since the party’s founding in 2001, and was on course to lose the biggest prize of all, Istanbul. ...

Kareem Fahim: From Turkey’s bursting prisons, literature breaks out

Pirtuk û Wêje - 2019-04-01 11:58
ISTANBUL — As surely as dissidents have been locked up throughout Turkey’s turbulent modern history, their words — poems, memoirs, fiction and even screenplays — have managed to break out. The country has a long tradition of literature written in prison, ...

Turkey’s Vice President Casts Ballot In Local Elections

Waar Media - 2019-03-31 16:12
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay cast his ballot in the capital Ankara on Sunday in local elections. Speaking to reporters after casting his ballot, Oktay said he hopes they will continue their way with a stronger and a more stable Turkey on ...

President Erdogan Casts Ballot In Turkey’s Local Polls

Waar Media - 2019-03-31 16:12
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cast his ballot in Istanbul in Sunday’s local elections. Speaking to reporters after casting his vote, Erdogan expressed hope for high turnout in ballot boxes. He said the voting process is continuing sm ...

KDP, Gorran submit bill to parliament to reactivate Iraqi Kurdistan’s presidency law

E-Kurd - 2019-03-28 22:56
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Change (Gorran) Movement parties submitted a bill on Thursday with 68 signatures to reactivate Iraqi Kurdistan presidency law that calls for parliament to elect the pres ...

Kurds to be key swing vote in Turkey's local elections

Washington Times - 2019-03-25 02:39
ISTANBUL (AP) - Millions of Kurdish votes will be crucial in determining the fate of Turkey's March 31 local elections, as a pro-Kurdish party has made the strategic decision to send votes to an opposition rival to challenge the ruling party in key races ...

Turkey's Gaziantep, Diyarbakir to Start Direct Flights to Erbil Soon

BAS News - 2019-03-12 21:16
ERBIL - Turkey has decided to start direct flights from the cities of Gaziantep and Diyarbakir to the Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil in the near future. According to a statement by Anadolujet airline, preparations are being made for the first flight wh ...

Iran Asks KRG to Open New Border Crossing for Larger Trade

BAS News - 2019-03-06 14:28
ERBIL — The Iranian government has asked the Kurdistan Region to open a new border crossing to increase the trade between the two sides. The proposal was made during the visit of a delegation from Kurdistan Region’s general directorate of customs to Tehr ...

Ankara to open border gate with Turkey-occupied Syria’s Kurdish Afrin next week: minister

E-Kurd - 2019-03-05 22:55
ANKARA,— A border gate between Turkey and Turkey-occupied northern Syria’s Kurdish Afrin region is ready and will be opened next week, Turkey’s Trade Minister was quoted by state media as saying on Tuesday, advancing a project aimed at speeding up aid an ...

US to End tTrade Preferences For Turkey, India

Waar Media - 2019-03-05 14:03
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. on Monday announced its intention to terminate preferential tariff systems for Turkey and India which are aimed at bolstering the trading prospects of developing nations. The end of Turkey’s designation under the Generalized System of ...