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PM Barzani to Visit Turkey on Official Invitation

BAS News - 2018-07-08 22:36
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani will visit Turkey on Monday to attend the Oath of Office ceremony. Barzani, alongside dozens of other world leaders will attend the ceremony in which Recep Tayyip Erdogan will take the oath befo ...

KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani to visit Turkey on official invitation

Waar Media - 2018-07-08 14:35
WAAR-DUHOK: On official invitation from the Turkish government, KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan will visit Ankara on Monday. Barzani is expected to attend parliament, the presidential palace in Ankara, and Anitkabir — the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. ...

PKK Arrests Kurdish Activist in Syria's Kobani: Sources

BAS News - 2018-05-24 13:26
ERBIL - The security forces affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) have arrested a Kurdish activist in the Kurdish city of Kobani in Syria, said local sources. According to sources in the city, Abu Amar had come from Turkey to visit his paren ...

Turkey reports likely assassination plot on Erdogan's life

Kurdistan24 - 2018-05-20 07:38
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seen surrounded by his security detail, and gendarmerie during a visit to the site of a mine collapse that killed over 300 workers in Soma, Manisa, Turkey, May 15, 2014. (Photo: Associated Press) ...

Vladimir to Meet with Turkish, Iranian Presidents in Ankara

BAS News - 2018-04-03 08:40
ERBIL - Russian President Vladimir Putin will make a two-day visit to Turkey on Tuesday for talks about nuclear program and the political situation in Syria with his Turkish and Iranian counterparts, said a Russian source. The visit is part of the Turkis ...

Erdogan: Iraqi official to visit Ankara over Shingar discuss

Waar Media - 2018-03-26 20:46
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday said an Iraqi official would visit Turkey to discuss “terrorist activities” in the Kurdish-Ezidi city of Sinjar (Shingal) in Nineveh Province. Erdogan’s speech came during a press conference be ...

Car bomb kills seven police officers in Turkey's Diyarbakir: officials

Reuters - 2018-03-18 02:57
ANKARA/DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - A car bomb killed seven police officers and wounded around two dozen people in Turkey's Diyarbakir on Thursday, security sources and officials said, a day before the prime minister is due to visit the biggest city in ...

Iraqi Oil Minister to Visit Ankara for Talks over Kirkuk Oil

BAS News - 2018-02-19 23:07
ERBIL — Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi is invited by his Turkish counterpart to visit Ankara and discuss the resumption of Iraq’s oil export through Turkey’s Ceyhan Port. The visit is expected to take place later this week, according to a statement b ...

Tillerson sees tough talks with Turkey on northern Syria

Reuters - 2018-02-09 18:57
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will press Turkey to rein in its military operation in northern Syria during a visit to the NATO ally next week, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. ...

Ankara's rejection of Kurdistan referendum unites Iraq and Turkey Kurds

Kurdistan24 - 2018-02-09 00:16
The now imprisoned co-leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas gives an engraving of the city of Diyarbakir to Kurdistan Region's President Masoud Barzani during a visit by his party to Erbil, Kurdistan, Sept 21, ...

Swedish FM Postpones Turkey Visit in Protest to Afrin Offensive

BAS News - 2018-02-07 01:34
ERBIL — Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom postponed an already scheduled visit to Turkey in protest to Ankara’s military offensive against the Syrian Kurdish city of Afrin. Swedish Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that the visit has been postpone ...

Turkish FM: Turkey to mediate between Erbil and Baghdad

Waar Media - 2018-01-10 18:32
WAAR-DUHOK: The Turkish foreign minister wants to discuss mediating talks between the KRG and Iraqi government during a January 21 visit to Baghdad, saying that Kurds have constitutionally-enshrined rights. “There are calls for mediation, so we will disc ...

Macron offers Erdogan EU ‘Partnership’ instead of membership

Waar Media - 2018-01-05 22:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in France on his first official visit to the country since 2016, meeting with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on January 5. The reported agenda of the meeting includes the Turkey’s rel ...

KRG PM Barzani to Visit Turkey in Near Future: MP

BAS News - 2017-12-13 11:00
ERBIL — A Kurdish lawmaker revealed that the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Nechirvan Barzani will visit Turkey in the near future. Islam Hussein, a member of the parliament of Kurdistan from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP ...

Putin to visit Turkey on Monday for talks with Erdogan on Mid-East, Syria

Waar Media - 2017-12-09 00:26
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin will make a working visit to Turkey on December 11, the Kremlin’s press service said Friday. Bilateral issues and international problems will be discussed at the talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, incl ...

Turkey Rejects Appeal by Hundreds of Lawyers to Visit Jailed PKK Leader

BAS News - 2017-11-23 23:33
ERBIL — The Turkish authorities again on Thursday rejected an appeal by 250 lawyers who had asked to meet with Abdullah Öcalan, the jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The mass appeal, signed by lawy several cities including Istanbul, An ...

Iraqi PM arrives in Turkey

Waar Media - 2017-10-25 14:35
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Premier Minister Haider al-Abadi has arrived in Turkey in an official visit for two days. A statement by the Council of Ministers received by local Iraqi press, cited “Abadi accompanied by a key delegation headed to Turkey to discuss th ...

A Kurdish Citizen of Turkey Sentenced to a Five-year Imprisonment in Iran

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-10-10 02:00
A Kurdish citizen of Turkey who had travelled to Orumiyeh to visit his family in May was arrested by security forces and sentenced to five years of Imprisonment by the Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh on charges of cooperating with one of the Kurdish parti ...

Erdogan, top Turkey general to visit Iran

KurdPress - 2017-09-25 15:12
Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the country’s Chief of the General Staff Hulusi Akar are going to pay a visit to Iran in a few days, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced. ...

Turkish FM says KRG referendum 'big mistake'

KurdPress - 2017-09-19 14:09
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, speaking to Al-Monitor during his visit to New York for this week’s UN General Assembly session, addressed his country’s stance on the upcoming independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan, EU-Turkey ties, Ankara’s ...

Turkey's Erdogan to discuss northern Iraq vote with Iraqi PM

Reuters - 2017-09-17 11:50
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will meet Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi during his visit to the United States this week and discuss their concerns about northern Iraq's independence referendum. ...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects Turkey’s travel warning

Waar Media - 2017-09-11 16:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Chancellor Merkel has dismissed Turkey’s warning about traveling to Germany, saying that Turkish citizens are more than welcome to visit. Ankara had cautioned that its citizens run the risk of facing racism or terrorism. No Turkish citizen sh ...

Abadi visits France soon, Turkey visit not confirmed

Waar Media - 2017-09-06 14:09
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will visit France soon based on an official invitation sent earlier, a spokesperson of his office said on Wednesday. Saad al-Hadithi said France President Emanuel Macron had sent an official invitation to ...

Bahram Qassemi: Erdogan to visit Iran in near future

Waar Media - 2017-08-28 13:16
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman announced that the Turkish president’s visit to Tehran was under review and hoped the trip would take place as soon as possible. “During the recent visit to Turkey, Chief of Staff for Iranian Armed Force ...

Turkish Foreign Minister Arrives in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-08-23 09:58
He is scheduled to visit Erbil as well ERBIL — The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday on an announced visit to discuss the issues on the agenda of the Turkey-Iraq relations. The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs a ...

IRGC Rejects Iran-Turkey Joint Military Plan Against PKK

BAS News - 2017-08-22 17:04
ERBIL — Iran’s Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) refused on Tuesday to carry out any joint operations with Turkey against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) outside its borders. After the visit of chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces to Ankara, the Tu ...

Turkish Foreign Minister to Visit Baghdad and Erbil

BAS News - 2017-08-22 11:05
ERBIL — The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will visit Baghdad and Erbil on Wednesday, August 23, to discuss the issues on the agenda on the Turkey-Iraq relations. “Foreign Minister will visit Iraq on August 23, 2017 to discuss the issues that ...

Turkey’s top general to visit Iran

KurdPress - 2017-08-22 10:43
Turkey Chief of the General Staff Hulusi Akar will pay a visit to Iran in the near future, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said. ...

Turkey-Iran Joint Operation Against PKK on Agenda: Erdogan

BAS News - 2017-08-21 15:40
ERBIL — After the visit of chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces to Ankara, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that a joint Turkish-Iranian military plan against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) was on the agenda. "It is always ...

Turkey-Iran rapprochement and possible consequences / Murat Yetkin

KurdPress - 2017-08-21 11:04
Iran’s chief of general staff, Major General Mohammad Hossein Bageri, became the first Iranian top soldier since the Islamic Revolution in 1979 to visit Turkey on Aug. 15. Bageri held talks with his Turkish counterpart General Hulusi Akar, but not only wi ...

Iran, Turkey top military officils to discuss Syria, Iraq

KurdPress - 2017-08-15 13:47
Iran’s Chief of General Staff Maj Gen Mohamed Baqeri is due to hold talks in Ankara with top Turkish officials, in a rare visit in which all regional security issues, the fight against terrorism, and developments in Syria and Iraq, including the Iraqi Kur ...

Turkey opens office in Duhok

KurdPress - 2017-08-11 17:55
Residents of Duhok can now obtain Turkish visas without having to visit the Turkish Consulate General in Erbil, a Turkish official announced on Thursday. ...

Turkey agrees to German lawmaker visit to troops, says Berlin

Waar Media - 2017-08-08 14:59
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey has agreed to let German lawmakers visit soldiers serving at an air base in Turkey next month as part of a NATO trip, a letter from the German foreign minister showed on Tuesday, after Ankara refused a visit there in July. A row over a ...

Turkey agrees to German lawmaker visit to troops, says Berlin

Reuters - 2017-08-08 13:33
BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkey has agreed to let German lawmakers visit soldiers serving at an air base in Turkey next month as part of a NATO trip, a letter from the German foreign minister showed on Tuesday, after Ankara refused a visit there in July. ...
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