Meanwhile, bomb attacks aimed at Iraqi security forces kill at least nine people as violence continues unabated just over five weeks before a Dec. 15 election
Yesterday’s Hürriyet published an interview of his with State Minister for Women and Children’s Affairs Nimet Çubukçu. I agreed with most of the things Çubukçu said.
Meanwhile officials say a national reconciliation conference, sponsored by the Arab League and due to begin on Nov. 15, would likely be delayed as more participants are being convinced to attend
Everyone in the Turkish village of Yeniceköy is Muslim. They have a mosque, but no one goes there. It is the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, but no one is fasting.
US commanders hope the 'Operation Steel Curtain' offensive will restore control of western Anbar province ahead of Iraq's parliamentary election Dec. 15 and enable Sunni Arabs there to vote
U.S. and Iraqi forces battled insurgents on Sunday in a town near the border with Syria as part of a military sweep aimed at preventing foreign fighters from entering the country.The goal of Operation
Operation Steel Curtain is one of the biggest in a series of offensives this year in the Sunni Arab western province of Anbar, which has been a focal point of the insurgency
U.S. and Iraqi forces launched a major offensive on Saturday near the Syrian border aimed at destroying an al-Qaeda stronghold and preventing foreign fighters from entering the country.
But his American adviser calls for Iraq's division into three as Kurds step up Kirkuk's Kurdification
Meanwhile, the Iraqi government issued a plea on Wednesday to former junior officers in Saddam's military who were sacked by the US occupiers after his fall to return to the army
October, which saw Iraqis vote for a constitution and put Saddam Hussein on trial, was the worst month the Americans have suffered since January, when violence surged in advance of a parliamentary election
The surge in violence occurrs as Iraqi political blocs unveil their lists of candidates for Dec. 15 parliamentary elections, which the United States and its coalition partners hope will help restore enough stability that they can begin sending home their forces next year
2.1 million of Iraq's 15.5 million voters nonetheless oppose the constitution, largely a result of fears among the disaffected Sunni Arab minority that it will place too much power in the hands of regions and lead to a break-up of Iraq
Iraq's new constitution has been approved by almost four out of five voters, but the results finally released early this week have served only to underscore deep sectarian rifts the charter
Given the polarized nature of Iraq's ethnic and sectarian politics, and the fact that the election will be fought in 18 separate provinces, unlike January's single national vote, the campaign will effectively consist of several different contests
President Bush’s messages to the Iraqi Kurdish leader are likely to please Ankara and satisfy its expectations of the White House rendezvous
U.S. President George W. Bush emphasized that Iraq's territorial integrity must be protected and raised the issue of the presence of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants in Iraq
Meanwhile, politicians from Iraq's main communities forge election alliances ahead of today’s deadline to register candidates for the second parliamentary vote since Saddam Hussein's regime was brought down
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TDN editorial by Yusuf KANLI
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