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Turkey lifts ban on flights to KRG, resumes flights to Irbil




Prime Minister Yıldırım confirmed on Friday the resumption of international flights to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Friday and the lifting of the flight ban, but said flights would only be available to Irbil at first. 372 more words


Kurdish PKK to Withdraw Guerrilla Forces from Iraq’s Sinjar

South Front reports that as Turkey is openly preparing for a possible military operation against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the northern Iraqi area of Sinjar, the Kurdish group has announced that it will withdraw its “guerrilla forces” from the area. 98 more words

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Trump Talks To Turkey's President Erdogan

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey to reaffirm the importance of strong relations between the United States and Turkey, as NATO Allies and strategic partners, and to exchange views on regional developments.  296 more words

Turkey 'To Launch Wider Offensive Against Kurds' After Taking Afrin

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is threatening to follow up the capture of the Kurdish enclave of Afrin by launching an across-the-board military offensive against the remaining Kurdish-held areas in northern Syria and the main Yazidi population centre in the Sinjar region of Iraqi Kurdistan. 669 more words


The Syrian War Could Still be Raging in Four Years' Time

“Will the war in Syria ever end?” After seven years of conflict, the same question is being asked by politicians, diplomats, fighters in the front line, and families cowering in unlit basements to escape devastating bombardments from Ghouta to Afrin. 1,146 more words


Turkey Prepares to Invade Iraq

South Front reports that the Turkish military operation against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq will be entitled Operation Tigris Shield, the Turkish media reports. 103 more words

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After the Turkish military and militants from the so-called rebel Free Syrian Army took Afrin city under control, the Kurdish activists living in Europe attack Turkish property and of all those connected with Ankara – cafes, cars, and even mosques. 221 more words

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