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Iraq criticises Kurds over oil ‘grey area’

  /  February 1, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Baghdad argues that all oil sales must be overseen by the central government, and regards any independent exports as tantamount to smuggling.

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Kurdish rebels begin pullout from Turkey

  /  May 9, 2013  /  Politics, World  /  1 Comment

A major step towards ending a decades-long conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people

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Dozens die as Kurds, rebels clash in northern Syria

  /  November 20, 2012  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

At least 122 people were killed nationwide on Monday in Syria

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Iraq PM warns Kurd security forces to stay put

  /  November 19, 2012  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Kurdish leaders want to expand their autonomous region across a swathe of territory that stretches from Iraq’s eastern border with Iran to its western frontier with Syria

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Attack in east Turkey: seven dead

  /  September 18, 2012  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Kidnappings and attacks on civilians: PKK hardliners gaining upper hand

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Turkey receives terrorist threats related to the Syrian crisis

  /  August 22, 2012  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia, considered a terrorist group by Turkey, threatened to exercise “counter measures”

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Turkish parliamentarian kidnapped by rebels

  /  August 13, 2012  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Kurdish forces draw attention amidst a military offensive

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Turkey reports PKK casualties

  /  August 7, 2012  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Erdogan, has in recent weeks accused the regime in Syria of giving Kurdish rebels a free hand in the north of the country

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Iraq government condemns visit of Turkish FM

  /  August 2, 2012  /  Politics, Region  /  2 Comments

The Baghdad government says the visit underestimates “national sovereignty and violate the rules of international relations”

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Syria rebel alliance leaves Al-Qaeda out

  /  July 28, 2012  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Links between Al-Qaeda and rebels fall flat while Kurd alliance is more fractured than it seems

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Turkish military raids Kurdish rebels killing 15

  /  July 26, 2012  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

The tense situation with the country’s Kurds is exacerbated by Turkey’s policies toward Syria

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The battle for control in Syria

and   /  July 21, 2012  /  Politics  /  3 Comments

As the battle for the capital is underway Syria’s Kurds have emerged as the factor that tipped the scales

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Turkish police crack down on Kurdish rally

  /  July 16, 2012  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Riot police used water cannons and tear gas on Kurdish protesters armed with stones

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Turkey, Syria, Iraq and the Kurdish issue

  /  March 27, 2012  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Soli Ozel Syria, as always, is more than just Syria. The outcome of the deepening civil war or the violent fragmentation of the country will have a bearing on developments in the region, particularly for read the rest…

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