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In response to IKHRW, Suleiman Alikhan: Turkey is a threat to all Kurds

Given Turkey’s growing military presence in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), especially in areas controlled by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) led by Massoud Barzani, speculation is growing about Turkey’s real goals in Kurdish circles. On the other hand, the KDP, without Baghdad’s permission, has allowed Turkey to establish about 20 military barracks deep in […]

In an interview with IKHRW, Kurdish journalist: KDP suppresses freedom of expression

Due to the escalation of political and economic crises in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), criticism and protests against the KRG are increasing day by day, calling it a party-based, tribal and family government. While Baghdad accuses the KRG of failing to meet its oil obligations and cuts budgets, the payment of staff salaries has […]

KDP arrests at least 10 teachers

Teachers and public sector employees protested in Duhok today (May 16) over delays in the disbursement of their salaries, with strict measures taken by the security forces to contain the demonstration. A source said that the protesters gathered in Azadi Park just after 3 p.m. as planned, but that the security forces intervened to prevent […]

Tensions keep rising in North-Iraq as fears for Turkish invasion grow

Fears are growing of a major confrontation between Kurdish factions in northern Iraq, as tensions continue to rise between Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) over control of a strategic territory. Speculations say that KRG and the Turkish government are conspiring to drive the PKK out of its Qandil headquarters, […]

KCK releases second statement on Zini Werta situation

The KCK has released a statement on the Zini Werta stand-off. It said it would show responsibility. “As a matter of fact, although the area where the peshmergas were sent to is very important for us, we try to respond to the aspirations of the Kurdish people by showing the necessary patience, common sense and […]

Zini Werta: PUK deescalates the situation

After a military stand-off between KDP, PUK and PKK in the Zini Werta area, PUK has decided to deescalate the situation. Even though KDP invaded PUK territory here, setting up a KDP checkpoint only meters from a PKK camp and gave coordinates to Turkey which led to airstrikes, PUK decided not to be lured into […]
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