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’
Category: VERDA ÖZER
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.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
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
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
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.
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'
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