Iraqi parliament elects moderate Kurd as presidentKurdish politician Fouad Massoum has been named the new president of Iraq following a parliamentary vote.
Middle East Matters
MIDDLE EAST MATTERS
Iraq crisis: The reasons behind the sectarian divideThis week, Sunni militants led by the Islamist group ISIS make rapid territorial gains in Iraq, sparking renewed fears of an all-out sectarian war. In the absence of Iraqi troops,...
Obama promises military aid as Islamists push towards BaghdadUS President Barack Obama on Thursday raised the possibility of US military strikes in Iraq against Sunni Islamist militants who have surged out of the north to menace Baghdad and...
France 24 reports
Iraq: In the shadow of the Halabja massacreTwenty-five years ago, Saddam Hussein orchestrated one of the worst massacres of the 20th century. During the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988), the Baghdad regime accused the Kurds of tre...
Denise Natali, Kurdistan Specialist, National Defense UniversityIn a region beset with conflict, the relatively prosperous Kurdish autonomous zone in northern Iraq has more than ruffled feathers by deciding to sell oil and natural gas directly...
FRANCE – TURKEY
Turkish spy agency denies link to Paris Kurd murdersTurkey's intelligence service has rejected allegations contained in an online audio recording linking it with the murders of three Kurdish activists in Paris in 2013.
HURRIYET DAILY NEWS
Turkish PM under fire for Kurdish rapprochementPrime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan came under fire at the Turkish parliament Tuesday following his meeting in Diyarbakır last week with Kurdistan Regional Government leader Masoud...
Leaders seek to build ties between Turkish and Iraqi KurdsIn Turkey, the Kurdish-majority city of Diyarbakir has just received a very symbolic visit. Massoud Barzani, the president of Iraqi Kurdistan, was invited by Turkish Prime Minister...
Turkey reforms: meet the new Erdogan (part 2)Will the real Recep Tayyip Erdogan please stand up? Accused of harbouring an increasingly authoritarian bend, Turkey's prime minister has reached out to opponents with major r...
Turkey reforms: meet the new ErdoganWill the real Recep Tayyip Erdogan please stand up? Accused of harbouring an increasingly authoritarian bend, Turkey's prime minister has reached out to opponents with major r...
The Week In The Middle East
THE WEEK IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Egypt: a history of the Muslim BrotherhoodAs Egypt reels from a week of bloodshed, we look at the history of the Muslim brotherhood and at the plight of the country's Coptic Christians. Also, a new Syrian refugee cris...
War in Syria: where do Kurds stand?For years the Kurds were persecuted and oppressed but since the Syrian war broke out in 2011, they have enjoyed a certain autonomy in the northeast region close to Turkey and Iraq....