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US Boosting Military Presence in Manbij: Report

BAS News - 2018-10-19 21:40
ERBIL — The US is reportedly setting up new bases in Manbij city of northern Syria and sends additional military equipment. Citing an anonymous local official from the region, Sputnik’s Turkish service reported that the new measures by Washington came in ...

Turkey Threatens U.S. Allies in Syria

WarIsBoring - 2018-10-18 21:09
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has once again threatened to launch further cross-border military operations targeting the United States’ Syrian Kurdish-led allies in the country’s northeast. “God willing, very soon … we will leave the terror nests ...

Kurdistan PM Receives Turkish Delegation

BAS News - 2018-10-18 20:03
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani received on Thursday afternoon Turkish former Minister of Agriculture Mehmet Mehdi Eker for talks on the bilateral ties. During the meeting, where Turkish Consul General Hakan Karacay and Kurdistan Region's M ...

Yeni Safak: Suspect in Khashoggi disappearance dies in car accident

Waar Media - 2018-10-18 15:23
Meshal Saad M. Albostani. WAAR-DUHOK: A Saudi man suspected of involvement in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a car accident, Turkish outlet Yeni Safak reported on Thursday. Meshal Saad M. Albostani, who was inside the Saudi consu ...

Turkish Jets Bombard Kurdistan Border Areas

BAS News - 2018-10-17 23:35
ERBIL - Turkish jets bombarded a number of villages on Wednesday in the Kurdistan Region border areas, allegedly targeting the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) headquarters. The aircrafts, according to locals, shelled the areas near the villages of Sargale ...

Well-known Turkish Intellectual Besikci Meets with Masrour Barzani

BAS News - 2018-10-17 16:37
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, received on Wednesday the well-known Turkish sociologist Ismail Besikci in Erbil. Barzani highlighted Besikci’s efforts and writings in support of the Kurdish struggle for f ...

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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 ...

KRG Working to Bring Back Bodies of Aegean Sea Victims

BAS News - 2018-10-13 13:33
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is working seriously to bring back the bodies of the Kurdish citizens who drowned in the Aegean Sea en route to Europe, said spokesperson Safin Dizayee. “The KRG is in constant contact with the Turkish auth ...

Turkish FM Secretly Met PUK in Baghdad to Discuss Ousting PKK

BAS News - 2018-10-13 12:41
ERBIL — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu reportedly held a back-room meeting with a delegation from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) while visiting Baghdad earlier this week, discussing coordination to oust the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PK ...

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 ...

Turkish court rules to release US pastor Brunson

Waar Media - 2018-10-12 16:32
US pastor Andrew Craig Brunson escorted by Turkish plainclothes police officers arrives at his house on July 25, 2018, in Izmir. WAAR-DUHOK: A Turkish court ruled on Friday to release the U.S. evangelical Christian pastor at the center of a bitter diplom ...

YPG announces arrest of 3 ISIS foreign fighters in northern Syria

The Defense Post - 2018-10-12 01:46
The YPG announced the arrest of three men it said were foreign fighters with ISIS, including Canadian recruiter Muhammad Ali, a German man and a Turkish national The post YPG announces arrest of 3 ISIS foreign fighters in northern Syria appeared first on ...

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 ...

Turkish Foreign Minister Meets with Incoming Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2018-10-11 16:25
ERBIL — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met on Thursday with the incoming Iraqi Prime Minister to discuss the prospects in the relations between Ankara and Baghdad. According to Iraqi media reports, Cavusoglu has assured the Iraqi official of t ...

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 ...

Turkish court ruled to continue jailing 17 Kurdish children – report

The Kurdish Project - 2018-10-11 06:35
A Turkish court has decided to continue imprisonment of 17 Kurdish children arrested in Nusaybin district of the southeastern city of Mardin. The post Turkish court ruled to continue jailing 17 Kurdish children – report appeared first on The Kurdish Proj ...

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 ...

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 ...

Turkish Foreign Minister to Visit Erbil

BAS News - 2018-10-10 09:30
ERBIL — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is scheduled to visit Erbil and Baghdad this week for a series of meetings with top officials. State-run anadolu Agency reported that Cavusoglu’s trips will take place on 11 and 12 October. The foreign mi ...

Turkey: At Least Seven People Arrested over Suspected Links to IS

BAS News - 2018-10-09 23:08
ERBIL - At least seven people were arrested by the Turkish security forces in Elazig province on Tuesday over suspected ties with the Islamic State (IS). Talking to Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity, a police source said that four Syrian and three ...

PKK's Political Activist Arrested in Turkey

BAS News - 2018-10-09 21:30
ERBIL - A political activist of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) was arrested by the Turkish security forces on Tuesday, local reports said. Dawlat Aslan, head of the PKK activities in Belgium, was in a visit in Turkey when she was taken into custody i ...
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