Breaking News from Kurdistan, Europe and Middle East

Latest news

Visit Turkey

US Soldiers Visit Syria-Turkey Border to Ensure Security

BAS News - 2018-11-19 08:59
ERBIL — A group of US soldiers on Sunday visited the Syrian Kurdistan’s border strip with Turkey after recent tensions and Turkish shelling concerned the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The US military delegation met with commanders from the ...

Pompeo to visit Turkey after Riyadh over Khashoggi

Waar Media - 2018-10-16 13:10
Someone holds a poster of Jamal Khashoggi outside Saudi Arabia’s Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 8, 2018. WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Turkey after his meeting with Saudi King Salman over the disappearance of journ ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lavrov to discuss planned four-way Syria summit in Ankara

Waar Media - 2018-08-13 17:49
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday a four-way Syria summit “is planned in the upcoming future,” with the leaders of Russia, France, Turkey and Germany attending. It said Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit Ankara on Monday and Tue ...

Abadi Cancels Visit to Tehran: Statement

BAS News - 2018-08-12 17:27
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi cancelled his visit to Iran, his office said on Sunday evening, adding that he will head to Turkey as planned. Earlier on Saturday, an Iraqi official who spoke on anonymity condition had claimed that the Iraqi premier wou ...

Abadi cancels visit to sanctions-hit Iran

Waar Media - 2018-08-12 16:56
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi cancels a visit to Iran, his press office says, days after Baghdad announced it would comply with US sanctions against Tehran. Abadi will still go ahead with a planned visit to Turkey on Tuesday but has sc ...

Abadi to visit Turkey, Iran amid US tensions

Waar Media - 2018-08-12 01:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will visit neighbours Turkey and Iran next week, as the US issues new sanctions on Tehran and amid Washington’s “economic war” with Ankara. “[Abadi] will head to Turkey on Tuesday and Iran on Wednesday to ...

Abadi to Visit Turkey, Iran Amid Deteriorated Economic Ties with US

BAS News - 2018-08-11 19:48
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi will visit the neighboring countries of Turkey and Iran as the two countries' economic relations with the US have lately deteriorated, a report said on Saturday. According to the AFP, the Iraqi premier will head to Ankara ...

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 ...
463 results in 0.12 sec.