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Kurdistan; Ever Close to Independence

Kurdish peshmarga flag

THEY are questions that no politician can avoid in what the international lexicon calls the Kurdish Region of Iraq. Is Kurdistan going to be independent? And, if so, when? Virtually all Iraq’s 6m Kurds would give an emphatic yes to the first question. But most would wobble and waffle on …

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Who is Turkey’s ‘Secret-Keeper’ Hakan Fidan?

Hakan Fidan has been tipped as a possible future foreign minister (AFP)

Turkey’s spy chief, Hakan Fidan, who resigned on Saturday to stand for parliament, has carved himself out a key role as right-hand man to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan but has aroused suspicions abroad. Analysts have long speculated that Erdogan is grooming his protege for a top role in government, even …

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PM Barzani in Turkey to Talk on Regional Issues


Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani arrived in Turkey on Thursday to hold talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and other high-level Turkish authorities over the latest regional developments, energy issues, and Turkey’s allowance of the passage of KRG peshmerga forces in a move …

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