Iraq Closes Border amid Claims of Kurdish Federation Announcement

The border between Iraqi Kurdistan and Kurdish controlled areas, often closed for security or technical reasons, was closed on Wednesday afternoon by Iraqi authorities which gave no formal explanation for the move. The crossing point is located between Fishkhabur in Read more

Syria: Talks begin in Geneva without main opposition group

Talks between the Syrian government and the opposition initially scheduled for Monday would finally kick-off on Friday but the coalition of major opposition groups known as the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) will not be attending unless its demands are met. Read more

Turkey: We will leave Iraq when we please, President Erdogan

Turkish president RecepTayyip Erdogan told a news conference that Turkish forces that entered Iraqi territory and currently in the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan are there to stay as long as their mission is not accomplished thereby irking the anger of Read more

Turkey frowns at Arab League SG, Russia shows concerns

Ankara rejected comments made by Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Araby that questioned the airstrikes against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) urging him to “support the fight against terror, rather than terrorism itself.” Nabil al-Araby had questioned the worth of the airstrikes against Read more

EU, U.S. call for end of Turkey-PKK hostilities

The European Union (EU) and the United States are urging Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to return to the negotiating table because continuous attacks will affect the civilian population and worsen the situation of the turbulent region with neighboring Read more