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Turkish Jets Bombard Mount Qandil Again

BAS News - 2018-08-17 22:09
ERBIL — Turkish warplanes on Friday pounded Qandil mountainous areas of the Kurdistan Region allegedly targeting Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK). Locals confirmed to BasNews that the fighter jets conducted two separate airstrikes near Warte and Sangasar s ...

Iraq condemns Turkish airstrikes on Sinjar, denies coordination

E-Kurd - 2018-08-17 20:41
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday denounced Turkish airstrikes on the Yazidi district of Sinjar (Shingal) in northwest Iraq, which killed the commander of PKK forces in the area. The ministry’s spokesman, Ahmed Mahjoub, denied any coo ...

KNK PRESS REALEASE: The Turkish State Attacks the Yezidis in Sinjar

Koerdisch Instituut - 2018-08-17 11:16
The Turkish state’s hostility towards the Kurdish people and the Yezidi people continues, and their campaign of violent attacks persists. Yesterday, on 15 August 2018, Turkish warplanes bombed the Sinjar region of Iraq and killed and injured many Yezidis. ...

Footage of Turkish Airstrike on Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-08-16 23:37
ERBIL - Turkish military has released the footage of one of its air strikes on the Yezidi populated region of Sinjar conducted on Wednesday in which five members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (KDP), including a senior official known as Zeki Shingali, w ...

PKK confirms death of Commander Zeki Shingali

Waar Media - 2018-08-16 17:35
WAAR-DUHOK: A senior commander with the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) has been killed by a Turkish airstrike in Southern Kurdistan Shingal District, the Yezidi (Ezidi) Society Coordination (YSC) confirmed on Thursday. Shortly after, Turkish media outlet ...

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 ...

Turkish jets target Shingal

Waar Media - 2018-08-16 14:34
WAAR-DUHOK: Only a day after Iraqi premier Haider al-Abadi’s visit to Ankara, Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes in Shingal area. The strike reportedly targeted a checkpoint belonging to the armed forces affiliated with the Kurdistan Worker’s Party ...

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 ...

Baghdad Backstabs Its PKK Ally

BAS News - 2018-08-16 10:23
ERBIL — Following the Turkish multiple airstrikes on Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) positions in Sinjar, and the killing of several PKK members, including commanders, there are indications that the attack was coordinated by the Iraqi army and Iranian-bac ...

Turkish Jets Strike Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-08-15 23:50
ERBIL — Only a day after Iraqi premier Haider al-Abadi’s visit to Ankara, Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes in Sinjar area. The strike reportedly targeted a checkpoint belonging to the armed forces affiliated with the Kurdistan Worker’s Party. A l ...

Turkish court releases local Amnesty head: Amnesty

Reuters - 2018-08-15 19:45
A Turkish court has released Taner Kilic, the local honorary chairman of Amnesty International, from prison, the human rights group said on Wednesday in one of several cases that have caused expressions of concern over Ankara's human rights record. ...

Turkish court reportedly rejects appeal to release US pastor

Waar Media - 2018-08-15 14:38
WAAR-DUHOK: A lawyer for the evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson, detained by the Turkish authorities in 2016, stated that a higher court had yet to rule on the appeal to the case, which raised tensions between the countries. An Izmir court meanwhile has r ...

Turkish Court Rejects to Release American Pastor

BAS News - 2018-08-15 12:26
ERBIL - A Turkish court has rejected an appeal asking for the release of an American pastor who has been arrested in his house, a report said on Wednesday. American Christian pastor Andrew Brunson's lawyer told Reuters that the appeal is yet to be ruled ...

Turkey increases tariffs on US imports

Waar Media - 2018-08-15 12:26
WAAR-DUHOK: According to the country’s Official Gazette, the decree signed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, raised the levy on passenger cars by 120 percent, on alcoholic drinks by 140 percent and on leaf tobacco by 60 percent. Tariffs were als ...

Ankara Raises Tariffs on Part of Washington Imports

BAS News - 2018-08-15 11:54
ERBIL - A decree has been signed by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan which raises the levy on passenger cars, the alcoholic drinks, and leaf tobacco, as well, according to the country's Official Gazette. Sputnik has cited the report as explaini ...

Abadi Discusses New Border Crossing with Erdoğan

BAS News - 2018-08-14 23:46
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met on Tuesday in Ankara where they reaffirmed their commitment to creating a second border crossing linking the two countries. Both leaders, at a press conference after the meet ...

killing of a Turkish soldier and a leader of mercenaries

SDF Press - 2018-08-14 18:28
The media Office of the People’s Protection Unit (YPG) issued a written statement to public opinion on Tuesday 14-8-2018, in which it pointed out that a Turkish soldier and one of the mercenary leaders killed as part of their ongoing military operations a ...

Iraqi PM Abadi meets Erdogan in Ankara

Waar Media - 2018-08-14 17:11
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has arrived on Tuesday in Ankara to discuss bilateral relations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to a statement from Abadi’s office, the Iraqi premier is expected to discuss a range o ...

White House monitors Turkey situation ‘very closely’

Waar Media - 2018-08-14 11:11
WAAR-DUHOK: White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said on Monday the Trump administration is monitoring the financial situation in Turkey “very closely” after the Turkish currency fell to a record low against the U.S. dollar on Monday. “We’re monito ...

Kurdistan PM to Visit Turkey

BAS News - 2018-08-13 18:00
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani is scheduled to visit Turkey this week at the invitation of the Justice and Development Party (AKP). The ruling party is set to hold its sixth congress on 18th August. Turkish President who also l ...

Financial Times: Turkey seeks Qatar alliance for way out of crisis

Waar Media - 2018-08-13 17:49
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has proved willing to back down in diplomatic disputes when the circumstances required it. As his row with Donald Trump ramped up in recent weeks, wreaking havoc on the Turkish lira, many analysts were c ...

Turkey Claims the Killing of 35 PKK Fighters in One Week

BAS News - 2018-08-13 12:22
ERBIL — Turkish Interior Ministry has claimed that the country’s army had killed 35 fighters for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) over the past week. According to a statement cited by the state-run Anadolu Agency, the Turkish army carried out 2,218 gro ...

Turkey Launches Crackdown on Social Media Users Commenting on Economy

BAS News - 2018-08-13 12:22
ERBIL — Turkish authorities have ordered a crackdown on the social media users who comment on country’s economy as it faces challenges at the wake of tensions with the US. Turkish interior ministry said on Monday that legal procedures will be taken again ...

Syria: Explosion at Weapons Depot Kills 39

BAS News - 2018-08-12 23:39
ERBIL - At least 39 people, including 12 children were killed on Sunday in a blast at a weapons depot in northwest Syria, a monitor said. Multiple reports said that the explosion occurred in the rebel-held town of Sarmada, near the Turkish border and nor ...

Iran Promises Closer Ties with Turkey as US Sanctions Both

BAS News - 2018-08-12 13:47
ERBIL — Following the increasing sanctions imposed by the US on both Iran and Turkey separately, Tehran has promised to bolster “good” relations with Ankara. "We hope that the Turkish government and people will manage these conditions and pressure impose ...

Turkish “new economy approach” unhelpful to lira’s free fall

Waar Media - 2018-08-12 13:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Finance and Treasury Minister Berat Albayrak held a meeting on Friday at Dolmabahçe Palace in İstanbul to announce the policies Turkey would adopt for the new term, called the “New Economy Approach,” promising “decisive and strong steps,” the ...

Erdogan asks for cash from Kuwait Emir over phone

Waar Media - 2018-08-12 13:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday held a phone conversation with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, according to presidential sources. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations and regional issues, said ...

Disgruntled by US, Erdogan implies alliance with 'other friends'

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-11 21:26
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (center) holds hands with his Iranian and Turkish counterparts, Hassan Rouhani and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prior to a meeting in the city of Sochi, Nov 22, 2017. (Photo: Anadolu Agency) ...

Turkish Leader Rejects US's 'Threatening Language'

BAS News - 2018-08-11 21:08
ERBIL - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejected on Saturday the "threatening language" of the Washington administration, state-run media said. "They are threatening us. You cannot bring [Turkish] people to their knees by using a threatening lang ...
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