Turkey might not be the West’s ‘non-ally’ denounced by the Wall Street Journal, but it is certainly a ‘difficult ally’ whose cooperation with Western partners will never be absolute, Professor İlter Turan tells HDN
Ahmet Davutoğlu says he is trying to ease polarization in society, blaming political tension on the opposition’s failure to understand the ‘new era’
Ankara has closely followed political developments in neighboring Iraq, hoping to renew bilateral relations with the country following its strained relationship with outgoing Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
Turkey’s PM Ahmet Davutoğlu has been to the first to congratulate Iraq’s new PM Haider al-Abadi whose government was approved late Sept. 8
Category: NURAY MERT
Muslims all over the world rightly hate to be held responsible for the atrocities committed by some groups or organizations (like ISIL recently) in the name of Islam. Yet, they (in fact, “we”) have the responsibility
Gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers and killed at least 64 people, prompting Sunni lawmakers to withdraw from talks on forming a new, more inclusive government capable of confronting the Islamic extremists who have overrun large swaths of Iraq
Category: NİLGÜN TEKFİDAN GÜMÜŞ
The West is in alarm because of the threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Issues like protecting Yazidis and other minorities are being evaluated
'The right policy is neither Arabist, nor Kurdist but to push for democracy and human rights,' Turkey's former ambassador to Iraq, Murat Özçelik, tells Hürriyet in an interview
Category: VERDA ÖZER
It was June when Kurds came closest to gaining their dream of independence. Northern Iraqi Kurds captured the oil-rich Kirkuk following the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) assault on Mosul on June 10.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Following decisive pressure from inside Iraq and the international community, Iraq’s defiant Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced his resignation from office to allow another Shiite politician, Haider al-Abadi, to form a new government.
Forces loyal to al-Maliki were deployed across strategic locations in Baghdad on Aug. 10, Davutoğlu said
Iraqi PM's insistence on not leaving office has produced the current political crisis in the country, Davutoğlu has said
The leaders of the Arab world's most populous state and its richest state met on Sunday to talk over joint efforts to counter Islamist militancy across the Middle East, including the turmoil now shaking Iraq.
'Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans,' John Lennon once said. This is exactly what is happening in the Middle East today
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Have you watched the video of the desperate cry of Feyyan Dahil? She is a member of the Iraqi Parliament
Iran is trying to work with Iraqi factions for a replacement for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to form a new government in Baghdad but there are few suitable candidates, a senior Iranian official said on Tuesday.
The battle for the control of Iraq has now its reflections on the football pitch, with different groups having different views on the ‘beautiful game’
Last week I shared the critical messages of Fuad Hussein, the chief of staff to Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani, on their bid for independence and relations with Turkey. Now it’s time for his assessments on the region.
Although it accuses Israel of committing genocide on Palestinians and Egypt of tyranny, Turkey is in talks with both countries to secure a truce between Hamas and Israel
Iraq is essentially divided already, a senior Kurdish official has said, noting that if the people of Iraqi Kurdistan give their leaders a mandate for an independent state
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