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Is Erbil possible replacement for Incirlik as Turkish-US tensions flare over S-400

Is Erbil possible replacement for Incirlik as Turkish-US tensions flare over S-400

Rûdaw - 2019-07-12 22:08
"There is a really nice base that the US could use to do missions in the Middle East ...
Is Erbil possible replacement for Incirlik as Turkish-US tensions flare over S-400 - Rûdaw

KCK’s Bayik: People of northern Syria must prepare for war

ANF - 2019-08-09 08:53
Cemil Bayik describes the Turkish state with its expansionist character as a basic problem for the Middle East and says: "The Turkish state is a danger not only for the Kurds, but for all." ...

“Turkish state aims to do what ISIS couldn’t”

ANF - 2019-07-25 18:41
Azad Oso said Turkey is targeting the Autonomous Administration and that the Turkish state wants to do what ISIS gangs failed to achieve in Northern and Eastern Syria. ...

Turkey's first S-400 shipment complete, second planned for Ankara: officials

Reuters - 2019-07-25 18:00
Russia has completed delivery of the first shipment of its S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems to Turkey and a second shipment is now being planned, Turkish military officials said on Thursday. ...

Peace in Kurdistan: Rojava is a beacon of hope for all peoples

ANF - 2019-07-20 13:51
"As a participative democracy unlike any other in the Middle East, Rojava has become a model for people across the entire world who are seeking to achieve their own freedom." ...

Turkish diplomat shot dead in Iraqi Kurdistan

FOX News - 2019-07-17 21:29
Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan – At least one Turkish diplomat was killed in a shooting that took place on Wednesday in the Iraqi Kurdish capital, Kurdish security officials and Turkish media stated. ...

At least three Turkish diplomats killed in Iraq's Erbil

Al Jazeera - 2019-07-17 17:52
Turkish consulate staff were shot while having lunch in a restaurant in the capital of Iraq's Kurdish autonomous region. ...

Is the time ripe for Turkish-Kurdish reconciliation? - Opinion - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-07-13 21:04

Turkish-US talks on northern Syria stall as S-400 crisis peaks

Al Monitor - 2019-07-10 22:55

Turkish soldiers don’t allow repairs on water station

ANF - 2019-07-10 18:42
The water pumping station in the Mebruka district that was harmed by ISIS gangs in 2014 can’t be repaired as Turkish soldiers open fire on anybody who approaches. ...

Refugee stranded for weeks at Turkish airport fears 'imminent deportation': Amnesty | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-07-10 01:25

Eastern Mediterranean crisis balloons as Turkish drill ships multiply

Al Monitor - 2019-07-09 22:18

MORNING BID EUROPE-New PM for Greece as Tsipras punished for austerity

Yahoo - 2019-07-08 16:53

Turkey Claims Killing a Senior PKK Member

BAS News - 2019-07-07 13:37
ERBIL — Turkey claimed on Sunday it had killed Diyar Gharip Muhammad, a senior member of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the party’s base in Mount Qandil. Muhammad was serving as a senior member of PKK’s presidential and executive council. State-run An ...

Xenophobia troublesome reality for Syrian and Turkish youth in Turkey

Rûdaw - 2019-07-06 22:52
A Syrian boy told a Turkish girl on June 29 to "come, come" from a window ...

UK F-35 Join Anti-IS Missions in Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2019-06-25 14:50
ERBIL — UK’s defense secretary said on Tuesday that his country’s Lightning F-35B have joined the ongoing mission against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt was quoted in an official statement as saying that the je ...

IS Kills Three Civilians Near Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-25 01:29
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group killed on Monday three civilians near the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk. A security source said that the extremists killed the three individuals in the village of Wardiya, in al-Abbasy vicinity in Kirku ...

US Envoy for Iran Heads to Middle East

BAS News - 2019-06-20 02:24
ERBIL - US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook has been scheduled to travel to the Middle East on Wednesday to discuss "Iran's regional aggression," with officials in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain. The State Depa ...

Several IS Tunnels Destroyed in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-06-18 23:43
ERBIL - Several Islamic State (IS) tunnels were destroyed on Tuesday by the Iraqi security forces in the province of Anbar. Talking to al-Maalomah news agency, a security source said that the tunnels were targeted during an operation in search for remnan ...

Pope Calls for Restraint after Tanker Attacks in the Gulf of Oman

BAS News - 2019-06-16 16:39
ERBIL — Pope Francis has called for de-escalation of the situation in the Middle East after the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman raised tensions between Iran and the US. “I invite everyone to use the instruments of diplomacy to resolve the ...

UK Committed to Prosperous Kurdistan: Minister

BAS News - 2019-06-13 11:13
ERBIL — The British government is committed to a prosperous and secure Kurdistan Region, said Andrew Murrison, the UK Minister of State for the Middle East and International Development. Murrison welcomed the appointment of Masrour Barzani as the Prime M ...