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Turkey — ‘U.S. sanctions instead of dialogue’

Turkey — ‘U.S. sanctions instead of dialogue’

E-Kurd - 2019-04-18 16:56
Ayman Riad Al-Mufleh | Exclusive to By the end of the year, Turkey will have either modern F-35 fighter jets or Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems. And they will not receive both. The choice that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will mak ...
Turkey — ‘U.S. sanctions instead of dialogue’ - E-Kurd

Moscow Concerned Over New US Sanctions on Iran

Waar Media - 2019-04-24 10:42
WAAR_DUHOK Russia said Tuesday it is particularly concerned over a new round of U.S. sanctions on Iran. Under the threat of punishment, Washington is pressuring all countries to stop buying Iranian crude oil with the aim of undermining the Islamic Republ ...

Turkey to Find Alternative if US Refuses F-35 Deal: Turkish FM

BAS News - 2019-04-24 00:05
ERBIL - Turkey will find an alternative to meet its needs if the US refuses to supply the F-35 fighter jets, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. "Why do we buy the S-400 [air defense systems]? Because we have an urgent need for an air defe ...

Seders, Settlements, and Samoa

E-Kurd - 2019-04-22 02:19
Gerald A. Honigman | Exclusive to Just in time for this year’s Passover Seder–the retelling of the ancient story and the festive meal Jews have celebrated for millennia commemorating the Hebrew Bible’s Book of Exodus’s account of the flight fro ...

Intelligence Agencies in Iraqi Kurdistan are Political Police of KDP and PUK

E-Kurd - 2019-04-21 12:17
Araz Barwari | Exclusive to In the developing countries such as Iraq where young democracies try to establish intelligence agencies that respect democracy and the rule of law, they face challenge with many issues that hinder the formation of su ...

U.S. Consul General and accompanying delegation visit Peshmerga Staffing & Training Academy

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-21 00:55
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On Thursday, April 11th, 2019, Steve Fagin, U.S. Consul General in Erbil, and Colonel Adam, Commander of U.S. Forces in Kurdistan, visited Peshmerga’s Staffing & Training Academy and were received by Brigadier General ...

Trump security adviser Bolton unveils new U.S. sanctions to pressure Cuba, Venezuela [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-04-20 07:07

Europe would respond to any U.S. sanctions on investments in Cuba -French minister

Yahoo - 2019-04-19 07:33

Turkey’s finance minister, US president meet in Washington

Waar Media - 2019-04-16 12:23
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak was hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, Albayrak said on Tuesday. “During our meetings with US Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnunchin and [Trump’s] senior advisor Jared Kushn ...

Seven key figures accused of transferring millions of dollars to Daesh in a network across the Middle East, Europe and East Africa are targeted with sanctions by US Treasury

The Global Coalition - 2019-04-16 07:02
Washington – Today, the U.S. Treasury has “designated” seven individuals and one company as part of powers which target terrorists – and those providing support to terrorists. When a person becomes a “Specially Designated National”, their assets are bloc ...

Turkey says buying Russian defense system should not trigger U.S. sanctions

Gulan Media - 2019-04-16 01:51

Turkey Argues S-400 Purchase Shouldn't Trigger US Sanctions

BAS News - 2019-04-16 01:03
ERBIL - Turkey has argued that purchasing Russia's S-400 missile defense system should not trigger US sanctions, noting that Ankara is not an advisory of Washington, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday. "We firmly believe that linking the S-400 t ...

Iraqi Shiite militias reject U.S. naming of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as terrorist group

E-Kurd - 2019-04-14 12:52
NAJAF, Iraq,— A group of Iraq’s Shi’ite militia groups said on Saturday that they strongly rejected the designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) as a terrorist organization by the United States. The groups, backed and trained by Teh ...

Women's World March of Euskal Herria in solidarity with Leyla

ANF - 2019-04-12 08:48
Statements and declarations of solidarity with the hunger strike of HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Guven demanding the end of the isolation of Kurdish people’s leader Abdullah Ocalan continues to arrive from all over the world. ...

Erdogan Says S-400 Deal May Happen Earlier than Expected

BAS News - 2019-04-10 23:48
ERBIL - The purchase of Russia's S-400 missile defense system could happen even earlier than planned, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. "We answer that ‘this deal is done, everything is settled’. The delivery of the S-400 missile defense syste ...

No F-35 for Turkey if It Buys S-400s: Top US Lawmakers

BAS News - 2019-04-09 23:28
ERBIL - Turkey will be prevented from purchasing the US F-35 fighter jets while it will be sanctioned if it buys Russia's S-400 missile defense system, top US lawmakers warned on Tuesday. If Turkey accepts the S-400, "no F-35s will ever reach the Turkish ...

Iraq receives six F-16 fighter jets from U.S.: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-04-07 21:26
BAGHDAD,— Iraq has received a new batch of F-16 fighter jets from the U.S., the Defense Ministry said on Saturday. Iraqi Ministry of Defense said in a brief statement on Twitter that six F-16 jets landed in Balad Airbase, northern Baghdad. The arrival of ...

World Leaders Hail Turkey’s Erdogan on Local Vote Win

Waar Media - 2019-04-01 18:43
WAAR_DUHOK Leaders across the world on Monday congratulated Turkey’s president for his party’s win in local elections. The leaders called President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after unofficial results showed the Justice and Development (AK) Party won nearly 45 ...

US Senators Try to Block Sale of F-35 to Turkey

BAS News - 2019-03-28 23:01
ERBIL - A legislation was proposed by a number of senators on Thursday in hopes of blocking the sales of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey as tensions in this regard have arisen over the latter's determination to buy Russia's S-400 missile defense system. "Tur ...

The value of the Golan Heights

E-Kurd - 2019-03-27 15:41
Ayman Riad Al-Mufleh | Exclusive to “After fifty-two years, the time has come for the United States to fully recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which are of key strategic and defensive importance for Israel and regional stabi ...

Turkey’s terror sponsorship is worse than imagined

E-Kurd - 2019-03-25 15:24
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute I have written much over the years about Turkey‘s complicity with terrorism over the past decade. Interviews with a captured Islamic State prisoner, however, make clear that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s t ...