As threats mount to the security of both sides, the leaders of Turkey and Iraq’s Kurdistan region gathered in Ankara on July 14
The wanted deputy of executed dictator Saddam Hussein praised the Islamic State jihadists who took over large swathes of the country as 'heroes' in an unauthenticated audio message
Category: VERDA ÖZER
The US is planning a very limited airstrike, which means only targeting ISIL leaders and their dominated areas by drones
Category: AHMET HAKAN
Any question can be asked to presidential candidate Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, including “If you are elected, will the Quran be abolished?”
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
On June 30, after taking control of various cities in Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), now known as the Islamic State (IS), declared an Islamic state and proclaimed its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as the Caliph of this new state.
KDP has dismissed claims that Masoud Barzani is planning to take control of Mosul with the help of the ISIL and Sunni Arabs
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
As all eyes were on the presidential race and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s candidacy announcement this week, a group of experts gathered at the offices of the International Strategic Research Organization
Category: MURAT YETKİN
On the 21st day of their captivity, 32 Turkish truck drivers were released on July 3, by militants belonging to the extremist ISIL
It may be amusing to some, but there is nothing funny about the declaration of the “Caliphate” by the militant group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Nervana Mahmoud writes
Iraq Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki offered an amnesty to some backers of a sweeping militant offensive in an apparent attempt to undercut support for the insurgents
Iraq’s al-Maliki says ‘not so fast’ to Kurds intent on sovereignty after an ultimatum from the US and UN
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
“I have rarely been to a country where everyone is so consummated by politics; that’s wonderful. Turks love to talk politics, but as an economist, I focus on the structural side of the economy and we accept the environment as it is.”
'In Turkey, even the word ‘Kurdistan’ makes people nervous, but their name is Kurdistan,' Hüseyin Çelik said in an interview with the Financial Times
The West’s Syria policy could be best summarized in Sarah Palin’s words: “Let God sort it out.” That the U.S. forwarded the issue to God has not only helped Bashar al-Assad, but also the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to enhance their sphere of influence.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Nechirvan Barzani, the prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq, paid a one-day visit to Ankara on June 26, upon the invitation of PM Erdoğan, to discuss in detail the developments in the whole of Iraq.
John Kerry signaled that the U.S. hopes to enlist moderate Syrian opposition fighters against ISIL in Iraq, but Syrian rebels 'buckling in the face of jihadis'
The struggle for Iraq’s soul is getting more intense every passing day. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which spearheaded the latest uprising from predominantly Sunni areas
Syrian warplanes bombed Sunni militants' positions inside Iraq, military officials confirmed as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned against the threat and said other nations should stay out.
Nechirvan Barzani, prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Northern Iraq (KRG), has held talks in Ankara in the early hours of June 26 to discuss the deepening unrest in Iraq.
Since June 10, the day when jihadist terrorists of ISIL seized control of Mosul, the situation in the field has been getting worse every day
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