Americans Jailed After Failed Coup in Turkey Are Hostages to Politics - New York Times

Kubra Golge described the arrest of her husband, Serkan Golge, an American citizen and NASA scientist, as being like an amputation. Credit The New York Times. HATAY, Turkey — One is a NASA scientist who was vacationing with relatives in Turkey.

Rights: 'particularly worried' over Turkey removing elected Kurdish mayors - Rudaw

Turkish President and Chairman of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during the AK Party's group meeting at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey in Ankara, on October 3, 2017. President Erdogan ...

40 sentenced to life in prison in Turkey - Newburgh Gazette

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay an official visit to Ukraine on 9 October to participate in the meeting of the Supreme strategic Council between Turkey and Ukraine. The judge also decided that 34 of them will receive aggravated life ...

Turkey: 40 sentenced to life for attempting to kill Erdogan - ClickLancashire

Speaking at a joint press conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday in Tehran, Dr Hassan Rouhani said: "Development of banking relations, doing trade with the national currency, and 24/7 operation of three border crossings ...

Iraq's ex-President Talabani laid to rest in Kurdish region - MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) BAGHDAD: Thousands of Iraqi Kurdish mourners, along with Iraqi officials and world dignitaries attended on Friday the funeral of Jalal Talabani, the country's first president in a post-Saddam Hussein Iraq and once a symbol on ...

Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani dies; former president was 83 - Newsday

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani with President George W. Bush in Baghdad on Dec. 14, 2008. Photo Credit: AP / Evan Vucci. advertisement | advertise on newsday. IRBIL, Iraq — As he stepped into office in 2005 to become Iraq's first Kurdish president ...

Europe's Top Rights Body Slams Turkey's Emergency Decrees - Voice of America

Experts from Europe's top human rights body on Friday expressed concerns over decrees issued by Turkey's government that removed elected mayors from posts and replaced them with unelected officials. Following last year's coup attempt Turkey declared a ...

Kurds stand up to threats from Mideast regimes - The Militant

The Kurdish Regional Government in northern Iraq, backed by overwhelming support for an independent Kurdistan registered in the Sept. 25 referendum there, is standing firm in face of opposition and threats from the capitalist rulers in Baghdad, Ankara ...

Kurdish freedom struggle in interests of all workers - The Militant

Sept. 29 protest at Sulaimani airport in Kurdish region against Iraqi government attempt to ban international flights to punish Kurds for Sept. 25 independence referendum. The Kurds' fight for independence is an inspiration for working people worldwide.

What's going on in Idlib? - Turkey Telegraph

In the city of Idlib, Syria is moving. Russia, Turkey and Iran are planning to send troops under the Astana process to Idlib as part of the conflict zone. So, what's going on in Idlib? 07 October 2017 Saturday 02:35 - 0 reads. What's going on in Idlib ...

Turkey, Iran, and Iraq join forces against emergence of Kurdistan - Next Big Future

Turkey, Iran, and Iraq adopted a coordinated, aggressive force posture in retaliation for the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) independence referendum on September 25, 2017. The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) conducted military exercises on the ...

Thousands Turn Out for Funeral of Former Iraqi President - Latin American Herald Tribune

MOSUL, Iraq – Thousands of people bid a final farewell on Friday to former Iraqi president Jalal Tatabani – who died earlier in the week – after his body arrived to the airport of the Kurdish city of Sulaymaniya from Germany. Tatabani's funeral was ...

Tens of thousands attend funeral of Iraq's Kurdish ex-president - The Times of Israel

Honor guards salute next to the coffin of former Iraqi president Jalal Talabani during a ceremony at the airport in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaimaniyah on October 6, 2017. (AFP Photo/Shwan Mohammed). SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq — Tens of thousands of people ...

KRG referendum will not bring any benign results, opinion leaders say - Daily Sabah

Some opinion leaders from the eastern and southeastern Anatolia regions voiced their strong opposition to the independence referendum held by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraqi Kurdistan in a joint declaration, asserting that no good ...

Turkey, Iran and Iraq: An alliance or just cooperation? - Arab News

In 1937, in order to promote regional peace and security, Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan signed a non-aggression agreement known as the Saadabad Pact. It lasted only five years, but as Turkey, Iran and Iraq have formed a united front against Iraqi ...

Turkish city hangs Turkmen flag in support of Kirkuk - Anadolu Agency

A Turkish city has hung a giant Turkmen flag in an attempt to react to the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government's (KRG) illegitimate referendum on independence and what it considers to be an unfair policy towards Turkmen in the region. The southern Mersin ...

Erdogan Must Free US Pastor Andrew Brunson From a Turkish Jail Now - Yahoo News UK

It's been almost one year since Andrew Brunson, an American pastor, was unjustly imprisoned without charges in Turkey. Imagine spending a whole year in a Turkish prison as a hostage. Unfortunately, most Americans have no idea what is really happening ...

Europe rights watchdog says Turkey's emergency laws go too far - Reuters

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends opening ceremony of Recep Tayyip Erdogan Imam Hatip School in Istanbul, Turkey, September 29, 2017. REUTERS/Murad Sezer. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A leading European rights watchdog called on Turkey on ...

Turkey's Erdogan Vows Tough Sanctions to Thwart Iraqi Kurdish Independence - AINA (press release)

(VOA) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that his country will close its border with Iraqi Kurdistan as part of new sanctions following an independence vote by Iraqi Kurds earlier this month. The announcement follows Erdogan's visit ...

Iraq prepared to use force to gain control of borders - TRT World

Turkey has not yet moved to take control of Iraq's borders under the control of the KRG. But a senior diplomat warns that it could still be possible. Joint military exercises between Iraqi and Turkish forces are part of the preparations if the need ...