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January 12, 2019 5:00 PM Pompeo says good outcome possible for both Turkey and Syrian Kurds

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday he was optimistic that a “good outcome” could be reached between Turkey and Syrian Kurdish groups, after speaking to the Turkish foreign minister. “We recognize the Turkish people’s right to defend their country from terrorists, but we also know that those ... who are not terrorists 110

January 4, 2019 3:41 PM Turkey slams Pompeo comments on 'slaughtering' Kurds

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey has criticized U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for saying Washington wants to prevent Turkey from "slaughtering" Kurds as American troops prepare to withdraw from Syria. A Foreign Ministry statement released Friday accused Pompeo of displaying "a worrying lack of information" for equating a U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia 87

December 3, 2018 11:39 AM KDP nominates Nechirvan and Masrour Barzani for Iraqi Kurdistan's top posts

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq’s Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) said on Monday it had nominated current premier Nechirvan Barzani to succeed his uncle Masoud Barzani as president of Iraqi Kurdistan, and Masoud Barzani’s son Masrour as premier of the regional government. With 45 of 111 seats, the KDP is the biggest party in the Kurdish assembly after September’s 79

November 6, 2018 10:53 AM Turkey's Erdogan says joint U.S.-Kurdish patrols near Syria border unacceptable

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that U.S.-Kurdish joint patrols near the Turkish-Syrian border were unacceptable and he expected U.S. President Donald Trump to stop them. Erdogan, set to meet Trump in Paris this weekend, told reporters he would discuss the patrols carried out by the United States and allied Kurdish 73

November 4, 2018 6:35 PM Iraqi Kurds say upgrade raises oil pipeline capacity to 1 million bpd

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An oil export pipeline in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region has been upgraded to a capacity of 1 million barrels per day from 700,000 bpd, the Kurdish regional government’s natural resources ministry said on Sunday. The pipeline carries crude across Iraqi Kurdistan and connects to a metering station in Fish-Khabur near the Turkish 87

October 12, 2018 1:40 AM American Pastor Detained in Turkey for Two Years May Soon Be Released

(WASHINGTON) — An American pastor may soon be released after two years of captivity in Turkey. A person involved in efforts to free Andrew Brunson says the 50-year-old evangelical pastor from North Carolina could be freed at his next court appearance on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because officials had not yet reached a final agreement 56

September 9, 2018 12:29 PM Iran Guard claims missile attack on separatist Kurds in Iraq

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Sunday claimed responsibility for a missile attack targeting an Iraqi base of a Kurdish separatist group. Iranian state television aired footage of surface-to-surface missiles launching Saturday toward the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan base in Iraq, as well as drone footage of the base in the aftermath 58

September 7, 2018 7:08 PM Iran's Guards say they killed six Kurdish militants near Iraq border

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they had killed six members of a Kurdish militant group involved in a July attack on an Iranian border post, the official news agency IRNA reported. The six were part of a group of fighters from the Kurdish opposition group PJAK who had attacked the facility on the border with Iraq on July 20, killing 67

August 22, 2018 6:24 PM Syria Pressures U.S.-Backed Kurds to Hand Over Control

As Assad works to regain territory, he gives Kurds an ultimatum: negotiate or face the military BEIRUT—A U.S.-backed group in Syria is being pressed by the government of President Bashar al-Assad in talks to cede control of its territory to a regime Washington has long sought to unseat. The Kurdish-led group, which assisted the U.S. in the fight against 56

June 22, 2018 2:59 PM The Latest: Chart shows Turkish candidates' unequal coverage

An opposition member of Turkey's media watchdog has published a chart showing unequal airtimes on the state broadcaster for presidential and parliamentary candidates campaigning for Sunday's elections. The chart tweeted by Ilhan Tasci, a member of the Radio and Television Supreme Council, shows that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling party 54