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WSJ: White House rejects Turkey’s offer for pastor’s release

Waar Media - 2018-08-20 12:20
WAAR-DUHOK: The White House has rejected a Turkish offer to release an American pastor in exchange for forgiveness of billions of dollars in US fines on a Turkish bank, expressing that other matters would be considered only after Andrew Brunson is releas ...

US Embassy in Turkey Attacked by Unidentified Gunman

BAS News - 2018-08-20 08:37
ERBIL - An unidentified gunman opened fire at the US embassy in Turkey early morning on Monday, state-run media reported. CNN Turk reported that he incident occurred at around 5:00 am local time where the suspect reportedly fired at least four round bull ...

Mirani: KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani to visit turkey soon

Waar Media - 2018-08-19 14:57
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani is set to visit Turkey soon for talks on bilateral ties with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Fazil Mirani, head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) politburo told reporters during a press co ...

PM Barzani to Visit Turkey for Talks on Bilateral Ties

BAS News - 2018-08-18 22:00
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani is set to visit Turkey soon for talks on bilateral ties with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Fazil Mirani, head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party's (KDP) politburo told reporters during a press confer ...

Erdoğan Says Turkey Won't Surrender to US's Sanctions

BAS News - 2018-08-18 20:41
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned on Saturday of "far-reaching consequences" if Washington carries on "disrespecting" Turkey's sovereignty amid the latest deterioration in ties between the two NATO allies, a report said. The Turkish t ...

Thirty-five years on, no political solution for Kurdish-Turkish conflict

Frederike Geerdink - 2018-08-18 15:15
Rage engulfed Turkey in late July 2018 when a woman and her 11-month-old son were killed, reportedly by a roadside bomb, after leaving an army base in the south-eastern province of Hakkari. The woman had paid a surprise visit to her husband, who worked as ...

Turkish Airstrike in Iraqi Territory Kills a Kurdish Militant Leader

The Kurdish Project - 2018-08-18 07:25
A Turkish airstrike this week killed a senior leader of an organization banned in Turkey as his convoy was leaving a village in northern Iraq, officials said. The post Turkish Airstrike in Iraqi Territory Kills a Kurdish Militant Leader appeared first on ...

Turkey to retaliate if US slaps on more sanctions

Waar Media - 2018-08-17 16:32
WAAR-DUHOK: On Thursday US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, amid the continuous deterioration of bilateral ties between the US and Turkey, announced that a new set of sanctions will be imposed upon Ankara if American pastor Andrew Brunson, held on terr ...

Turks smash iPhones in response to Trump’s tariffs

Waar Media - 2018-08-17 16:32
WAAR-DUHOK: People in Turkey are resorting to drastic measures in order to take a stand against President Donald Trump, destroying popular American products as a symbol for their opposition to the country’s stance on increased import tariffs. One video t ...

The US Economic War with Turkey

Dr. Yekta Uzunoglu - 2018-08-17 05:24
I have been writing for two years about the USA being at the crossroads with NATO, a partner of Turkey. Within past six years Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has shown what is the Turko-Islamic mentality able to do – from shooting down a Russian aircraft to blackmai ...

U.S. says more sanctions await if Turkey does not free pastor

Reuters - 2018-08-17 03:21
The United States warned Turkey on Thursday to expect more economic sanctions unless it hands over detained American pastor Andrew Brunson, as relations between the two countries took a further turn for the worse. ...

HDP Condemns Turkey's Air Raid on Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-08-16 23:37
ERBIL - Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has condemned an airstrike conducted by Ankara Air Force against the Yezidi populated region of Sinjar on Wednesday which was also coordinated with local intelligence and killed a senior leader ...

US-Turkish tensions add to regional risk

Kathimerini - 2018-08-16 15:33
stability. The issues at stake are well known. Turkey objects to American support for Kurdish forces... Washington’s perspective, the Kurdish militias in Syria have been among the most effective allies ...

U.S. says new tariffs on Turkey to stay

Waar Media - 2018-08-16 14:34
WAAR-DUHOK: The U.S. and Turkey remained locked in a stalemate that has jolted global markets, as the White House said new tariffs on Turkish goods would remain and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received a financial lifeline from Qatar that should buy h ...

Saudi Arabia Urges Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Syria on Respecting Kurd’s Rights

BAS News - 2018-08-15 23:50
ERBIL — A Saudi diplomat has urged Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Syria to give the Kurds their legitimate rights. Speaking to reporters from Moscow, Saudi Ambassador to Russia, Ra’id Bin Khalid, said that his country would support the Kurds to exercise their r ...
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