Tag Archives: TENSION

The necessity of disarming the Kurdish groups in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights Watch (IKHRW) expressed concern about the rising tension between Kurdish parties opposing Iran in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, after it emphasized the necessity while ago. The armedness of the Kurdish parties opposing Iran has shifted them from the political phase to the armed phase for many years. This approach has […]

The Takeaway: US-Turkey strains worsening over Syrian Kurds amid fresh Erdogan complaints

Turkish president questions US-Turkey NATO alliance, while Iran expands influence in eastern Syria; Erdogan (again) accuses US of acting with terrorists in Syria What kind of alliance is this? Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has, for the second time this month, accused the United States of siding with terrorists in Syria. Reacting to a tweet […]

Tensions high, Iraqi Kurds want US troops on their border

According to Kurdish officials in Northern Iraq, US patrols on the Iraqi-Syrian border will control several actions, including the independent approval of border smuggling operations, which are valuable to the Kurdish Region and its main ally, Turkey. At the same time, the presence of observers will prevent PKK members from transferring troops and equipment from […]

Aldar Khalil: Sweden supports Kurdish-Kurdish dialogue

Aldar Khalil, a member of PYD and the head of the PKK-affiliated self-adminstration in northern Syria, announced that a delegation from Sweden had traveled to the north and northeast of Syria and supporting the Kurdish-Kurdish dialogue during their meetings. The Kurdish-Kurdish dialogue refers to talks between the two factions affiliated to Ocalan and Barzani over […]

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 […]

Tensions between KDP and PUK rise again

The Iraqi Kurdistan region has for years remained an underdeveloped region due to corruption and tribal politics. The region’s two ruling main parties both belong to a different tribe. In the 90s, many armed clashes appeared between both parties, and though they have made peace for years, the tension between them remains. At this time […]

Lockdown kills baby in KRG

A woman that was in the process of childbirth could not give birth to her baby, as PUK officials did not let the family’s car pass through Balisan road. The woman unfortunately did not make it to the hospital in time and has lost her baby. Earlier yesterday, the road between Erbil and the Balisan […]