Turkey


Kurdish Independence: Iran, Iraq, And Turkey Form A “Military Triangle”

A rare sight for the highly polarized Middle East region in which the interests of a number of historic rivals may be converging. A series of meetings between high-ranking officials appear to indicate that Turkey and Iran, along with Iraq, are moving forward with an alliance of convenience, despite supporting […]


Turkish Forces Prepare To Back Anti-Assad Rebels In Idlib

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced that Turkish forces are prepping to enter the Idlib province in support of the rebel forces- those opposing both the Syrian regime and the Jihadi forces. Backed by the Turkish forces, the Syrian rebels are preparing to launch a major military operation in the […]


Life Sentences For Those Involved In Attempted Turkish Coup

Trials have concluded on high profile individuals involved in the attempted coup against the Turkish government in July of 2016. Forty people have been handed life sentences after being found guilty in the attempted assassination of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Current Turkish President) on Thursday, October 5th, 2017. Among the […]


Turkey Warns Iraqi Kurds It Will Shut Airspace And Impose Border Controls

On Thursday, October 5th, 2017, Turkey issued a fresh warning to Iraqi Kurdish leaders, threatening to close its border with northern Iraq and shut its airspace after Kurds voted in favour of independence. “Flights to northern Iraq have already been suspended, the airspace and borders will also close soon,” Mr. Erdogan […]


Iraq Refuses To Discuss Results Of Kurdish Independence Referendum

The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has stated that his government will not hold discussions with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in relation to the referendum on Kurdistan independence from Northern Iraq because he views it as unconstitutional. He has also expressed a willingness to impose punitive measures on the […]


Prospective Independence For Kurdistan

Iraqi Kurdistan has been granted an independence referendum despite significant opposition from government bodies. President of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Masoud Barzani has scheduled the vote for September 25. Following a century of violence and conflict, the vote is a huge step in the creation an autonomous Kurdish state. […]


The Kurdish Referendum: Fears Grow Over A ‘Destabilizing Impact’

Iraq’s Kurdish leader, Masoud Barzani, plans to take the Kurds to a landmark referendum. Despite the overwhelming international opposition to this plan, Barzani believes this referendum will bring the Kurds to independence. Kurdish nationalist movements have advocated for independence since the Orroman Empire broke down, giving birth to the modern […]


Regional Discontent Surrounds Independent Kurdistan Referendum

As ISIS is hammered on all fronts in Iraq and Syria and ceases to exist as a viable territorial and economic entity, joint counterterrorism operations could potentially be undermined and affect regional security with the reopening of the Iraqi Kurdistan question through an independence referendum to be held on September […]