Category: SEMİH İDİZ
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) remain Islamist at heart. This is more apparent today in Turkey’s domestic rather than its foreign policy though. In its foreign policy, there is a clear shift toward pragmatism.
Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry summoned Iraq’s ambassador in Manama to protest against remarks by Iraqi officials denouncing the execution of men convicted of a 2014 bomb attack, state news agency BNA said on Jan. 16, Reuters reported
Iraq’s foreign minister said he had carried messages between Iran and Saudi Arabia in a continuing attempt to curb a feud involving its two neighbors, Iran’s state broadcaster IRIB reported on Jan. 14
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
After months of preparation and supported by the U.S.-led coalition’s air power, the Iraqi army finally started its military operation to retake Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Oct. 17, 2016.
Coming to terms with Russia’s pivotal role in the Syrian peace process has become a central fixation for Turkey and most other actors in the region
Sunni Arab tribal fighters trained by Turkey at a camp in northern Iraq have proven their battlefield mettle, the United States said Jan. 11
Turkey’s parliament will formally launch debates on a constitutional amendment package that will usher in a powerful presidential system
Iran said Jan. 10, it had finally received an official invitation from Saudi Arabia for its pilgrims to attend this year’s hajj, two weeks after Riyadh announced it
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım’s two-day visit to Iraq has resulted in mutual understanding among Ankara, Baghdad and Arbil to exert more efforts for a joint struggle against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has expanded its influence in northern Iraq.
Iran has welcomed a recent rapprochement between Turkey and Iraq, which reached a new level after Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım visited the Iraqi capital on Jan. 6.
Ankara and Baghdad have decided to focus on a positive agenda instead of disagreeing during a visit on Jan. 7-8 that aims to overcome earlier tensions and find momentum in areas of potential cooperation
President Erdoğan declares that terrorist groups who have left Turkey reeling with a series of attacks will not divide the country
Turkey expects more concrete and goal-oriented moves from Baghdad and Arbil in the fight against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a senior government official has said, stressing that anti-terror fight and the status of the Turkish military training camp in Bashiqa will be among top issues to be discussed during Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım’s visit to Iraq this weekend.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has taken a strong stance against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s (PKK) using Iraq’s territory to attack Turkey, on the eve of Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım’s key visit aiming to mend bilateral ties.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım will visit Iraq from Jan. 5 to 7 in a bid to settle ties after months of talks between diplomats aiming to resolve the crisis that emerged over Turkey’s deployment of troops in the Bashiqa military camp in northern Iraq
Turkish designer Barbaros Şansal was arrested on charges of “inciting hatred among the public” and “insulting” on Jan. 3
Armed men on Jan. 1 attacked a prison in Bahrain where Shiites convicted over anti-government protests are held, killing one policeman and allowing 10 inmates to escape, the interior ministry said.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed at least 32 people on Jan. 2 in Baghdad.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
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