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Iraqi Parliament Deputy Speaker Receives Turkish FM

BAS News - 2018-10-14 22:46
ERBIL - Iraqi parliament deputy speaker Bashar Hadad met on Sunday the Turkish Foreign Mevlut Cavusoglu in Baghdad for talks on the latest political issues between Iraq and Turkey. According to a statement by Hadad's office, the pair discussed the issue ...

Turkey: 22 Migrants Killed in Car Accident

BAS News - 2018-10-14 13:36
ERBIL — At least 22 migrants were killed after their truck crashed traveling across the eastern Turkish province of Izmir on Sunday. Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency published footages and photographs which show the vehicle which fell from a highway into ...

Five IS Suspects Arrested in Turkey

BAS News - 2018-10-13 15:35
ERBIL — Turkish judicial authorities announced that five people were arrested over suspected links with the Islamic State (IS). The arrests were made on Saturday during an anti-terror operation by the Turkish police in the southern province of Mersin, An ...

Freed pastor Brunson leaves Turkey, due in U.S. Saturday

Reuters - 2018-10-13 07:22
A U.S. pastor was flown out of Turkey on Friday after a court freed him from two years of detention, in a step that could improve U.S.-Turkish ties strained by disputes over Syria, Iran and Ankara's planned purchase of Russian military equipment. ...

Turkey condemns Kurdish reporter to 90 months of jail

The Kurdish Project - 2018-10-13 01:48
Taskin said she has faced “physical and psychological torture,” during her detention as Turkish police officers strip-searched her in a humiliating manner. The post Turkey condemns Kurdish reporter to 90 months of jail appeared first on The Kurdish Proje ...

U.S. pastor Brunson leaves Turkey after court frees him

Reuters - 2018-10-12 23:38
A U.S. evangelical Christian pastor left Turkey on Friday after a Turkish court freed him from two years of detention, in a step that could improve ties between the two countries which are strained by differences over Syria, Iran and Ankara's planned purc ...

Turkish court says US pastor Brunson can go free

Waar Media - 2018-10-12 18:56
Brunson, a native of the US state of North Carolina, has lived in Turkey for 20 years. WAAR-DUHOK: A Turkish court ruled on Friday that the American evangelical Christian pastor at the center of a row between Ankara and Washington could go free, a move t ...

Turkish military drone shot down by PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan: footage

E-Kurd - 2018-10-12 16:59
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Kurdish fighters from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have shot down a Turkish drone in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, the group’s affiliated media reported. PKK-affiliated media released footage showing a drone do ...

Turkey to reopen its consulates in Iraq’s Basra and Mosul

Waar Media - 2018-10-12 13:45
Iraqi President Barham Salih receives Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Baghdad. WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s foreign minister says his country will reopen its consulates in the Iraqi cities of Basra and Mosul and pursue deeper economic and commercia ...

Head of Fatih Coalition Urges Turkey to Withdraw its Forces from Iraq

BAS News - 2018-10-11 21:05
ERBIL - Head of Iraqi Shi'ite Fatih Coalition, Hadi al-Amiri, has called on Turkey to withdraw its military forces from its neighboring country. The Shi'ite official made the request during a meeting with the Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu in Baghdad on Thu ...

Turkey to Reopen Its Consulates in Basra, Mosul: FM

BAS News - 2018-10-11 21:05
ERBIL - Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday that his country will reopen its consulates in Mosul and Basra provinces, as they had been closed due to the instability in the neighboring country. The Turkish official made the remarks during a press ...

Turkey Initiates Talks with Baghdad to Use PUK Against PKK: Source

BAS News - 2018-10-11 13:16
ERBIL — As part of a plan to limit the military movements by the forces linked to Iran, the Turkish government is reportedly beginning talks with Baghdad to encounter the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) with the help of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (P ...

Susan Meiselas photography retrospective at SFMOMA

The Kurdish Project - 2018-10-11 06:35
She spent decades documenting the persecution of Kurds in Iraq and Turkey. The post Susan Meiselas photography retrospective at SFMOMA appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

U.S. senators trigger human rights probe over missing Saudi journalist

Reuters - 2018-10-11 01:10
Twenty-two U.S. senators on Wednesday forced a U.S. investigation of whether human rights sanctions should be imposed over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist last seen as he entered the Saudi consulate in Turkey on Oct. 2. ...

Turkish Court Keeps Two HDP Senior Members in Detention

BAS News - 2018-10-10 22:48
ERBIL - A Senior pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) member and co-chair of Turkey's province of Batman, Nizamettin Toguc, alongside another party member, Ibrahim Cetyin Kaya, who have been detained since Monday, appeared before court on Wednesda ...

Halbusi Says Turkey will Increase Water Flow Coming into Iraq

BAS News - 2018-10-10 21:00
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has agreed to increase the water flow coming from the neighboring country into Iraq, said the Iraqi parliament speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi on Wednesday. According to a statement by Halbusi's office, the Turk ...

Turkey: At least Nine Migrants Drown

BAS News - 2018-10-10 18:43
ERBIL - At least nine migrants drowned after their boat sank overnight on Tuesday in the Mediterranean Sea between Turkey and Greece. Ari Jalal, head of Kurdistan Federation for Migrants, told BasNews that the incident occurred at around 11:45 pm local t ...

Demilitarized zone around Syria's Idlib set up, Turkey says

Reuters - 2018-10-10 17:40
Turkey's defense ministry said on Wednesday the demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib has been formed and heavy weapons have been withdrawn, following an agreement by Russian and Turkish leaders in Sochi last month. ...

Turkish FM to visit Erbil and Baghdad on Thursday

Waar Media - 2018-10-10 14:38
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is set to pay an official visit to the Kurdistan Region and Iraq on Thursday, according to his ministry. During his two-day official visit, Cavusoglu will b ...
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