Iran, Turkey must take measures against Kurdish secession: Khamenei

Iran`s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday after meeting Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Tehran that the two countries should prevent Iraq`s Kurdistan region from declaring independence, state TV reported.

Oct 04, 2017, 23:29 PM IST

Iraq allows foreigners to leave Kurdistan via Baghdad

Iraq on Monday authorised foreigners stranded in Iraqi Kurdistan after an international flight ban to leave the country via Baghdad despite not having a federal visa.

Oct 02, 2017, 13:09 PM IST

Kurdistan rejects Iraq's demand to hand over airports, Baghdad readies air ban

In accordance with the Iraqi CAA`s directive, regional airlines began altering their flight schedules. 

Sep 27, 2017, 20:23 PM IST
Iraq threatens to impose flight ban on Kurdistan

Iraq threatens to impose flight ban on Kurdistan

Iraq on Tuesday gave the leaders of Iraqi Kurdistan 72 hours to hand over control of airports in the autonomous region or face a ban on international flights.

Sep 27, 2017, 08:36 AM IST
Turkey warns of 'security' steps in response to Iraqi Kurd vote

Turkey warns of 'security' steps in response to Iraqi Kurd vote

Turkey has repeatedly voiced opposition to the Kurdistan Regional Government`s non-binding independence vote on September 25, urging it to cancel the poll.

Sep 23, 2017, 17:09 PM IST

Turkey, Iran and Iraq warn of `counter-measures` against Kurd vote

Turkey, Iran and Iraq on Thursday urged Iraq`s Kurdistan region to abandon a planned referendum on independence, threatening unspecified "counter-measures" if it goes ahead with the vote.

Sep 21, 2017, 14:34 PM IST

Donald Trump approves plan to arm Syrian Kurds

US President Donald Trump has approved a plan to arm Syrian Kurds, a key force in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

May 10, 2017, 09:32 AM IST

Iraqi Kurds call deadly Turkish strike `unacceptable`

Iraq`s autonomous Kurdistan region on Tuesday said Turkish air strikes in which six of its security forces were killed overnight were "unacceptable".

Apr 25, 2017, 16:50 PM IST

Suspect killed in attempted attack on Turkish police station

A man suspected of trying to force his way into a Turkish police station in a city near the Syrian border was shot dead today as his accomplices fled, Turkish media reported.

Jan 10, 2017, 19:29 PM IST

Five Pakistani nationals reportedly abducted in Turkey for ransom

Around five Pakistani nationals have been reportedly kidnapped for ransom by suspected Kurd miscreants near Turkey border.The victims, hailing from Gujranwala and Wazirabad, were travelling to Europe, when they were intercepted and abducted by suspected Kurd miscreants, reports the Dawn.

Jan 03, 2017, 10:31 AM IST

In Iraq, Hollande hopes for ''year of victory against terrorism''

President Francois Hollande flew into Iraq on Monday and told French troops stationed there he was hoping for "a year of victory against terrorism".

Jan 02, 2017, 14:27 PM IST

Turkey dismisses close to 15,000 more in post-coup probe

Turkey on Tuesday dismissed close to 15,000 more civil servants, military officials, police and others and shut down more than 500 institutions and news outlets in investigations over a failed coup in July, authorities said in two official decrees.

Nov 22, 2016, 12:37 PM IST

Iraqi army, Kurds collaborating well in Mosul battle: US

The US Defense Department on Wednesday said the coordination between Iraqi government and Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the battle to free Mosul city of Iraq from the Islamic State (IS) is very good.

Oct 19, 2016, 18:26 PM IST

US lauds fragile respite between Turkey, Kurdish fighters in Syria

The United States welcomed an apparent pause in fighting between Turkish-backed forces and Kurdish militia fighters in Syria on Tuesday, both of them members of the coalition fighting Islamic State, but it was far from clear that any truce would hold.

Aug 31, 2016, 11:00 AM IST
Turkey kills 35 militants after they try to storm base: Officials

Turkey kills 35 militants after they try to storm base: Officials

Turkey's military killed 35 militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party after they attempted to storm a base in the southeastern Hakkari province early on Saturday, military officials said.

Jul 30, 2016, 13:24 PM IST
Turkey carries out air strikes against Kurdish militants in Iraq - NTV

Turkey carries out air strikes against Kurdish militants in Iraq - NTV

"Turkey`s military carried out air strikes against members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, killing 20 militants", broadcaster NTV said on Wednesday.

Jul 20, 2016, 11:48 AM IST

Turkey offers US joint Syria operation -- without the Kurds

"The subject we are discussing with the Americans is the closure of the Manbij pocket as soon as possible... and the opening of a second front."

May 30, 2016, 10:50 AM IST

Car bomb wounds several at gendarmes base in Turkey - official

A vehicle laden with explosives rammed into a gendarmes` base in Turkey`s mainly Kurdish southeast on Monday, wounding several people, a security source said.

Apr 12, 2016, 03:47 AM IST

Key players in Syria`s multi-front war

Syria`s war has in five years spiralled into a complex, multi-front conflict, with regime forces, rebels, Kurds and jihadists carving out zones of control as world powers conduct air campaigns.

Mar 11, 2016, 17:30 PM IST

Turkey rolls back curfew in mainly Kurdish town

Turkey is rolling back a 24-hour curfew imposed on the mainly Kurdish town of Cizre nearly three weeks after declaring the successful conclusion of military operations there.

Mar 02, 2016, 12:01 PM IST