Let's try to fly over the most recent conflictual developments and keep in mind the question whether these set, now and finally, the definitive ropes for Ankara’s endless foreign policy endeavours.
Turkish parliament has ratified a motion to extend the state's authority to launch cross-border military operations in northern Iraq and Syria for another year.
The Turkish Presidency on Oct. 1 submitted a motion to Parliament to extend the state's authority to launch cross-border military operations in northern Iraq and Syria for another year.
Microsoft Translation has added two Kurdish dialects to its list of text translation languages, it said on its website. Users will also be able to use Azure Cognitive Services Translator in their own applications, websites, and tools to add Northern and Central Kurdish text translation to or from more than 70 languages.
During a meeting with US President Donald Trump in the White House, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has condemned Turkish intervention in the north of his nation and said he hoped the issue could be resolved. “The Turkish attacks are not accepted. On the other hand, the Iraqi constitution also does not allow Iraq to be — to become used to attack any neighboring country," Al-Kadhimi said on Aug. 20.
France has called for a thorough examination of the killing of two Iraqi officers in a Turkish drone strike in northern Iraq. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian urged "respect to Iraq's sovereignty" on Aug. 13. A top Iraqi official, meanwhile, said that they have the military capability to repel foreign attacks on Iraqi soil.
The Arab Parliament expressed its readiness to work with Iraq to mobilize regional and international support to stop the Turkish attacks on the Iraqi soil, following the death of two Iraqi border guards as a result of a Turkish drone strike on Aug. 11. The Arab League similarly condemned the Turkish drone attack saying that Turkey's action is "a blatant violation of Iraq's sovereignty."
Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has not confirmed whether Cemil Bayık, one of the leaders of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), was killed in a drone strike. "Our anti-terror operations are ongoing. Our advice to the whole world is for them to follow Turkey in terms of the struggle against terror," Soylu told reporters in the capital Ankara on Aug. 12 when asked to comment on the issue.
Iraq cancelled on Aug. 11 Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar's visit to the country which was scheduled for Aug. 13, Iraq's foreign ministry said in a statement following the death of two Iraqi border guards as a result of a Turkish drone strike. The ministry also summoned the Turkish ambassador to hand him "a strong protest note and inform him of Iraq’s confirmed rejection of his country's attacks and violations," the statement added.
A Turkish drone strike killed two Iraqi border guard officers and the driver of the vehicle they were in, Iraq's army said in a statement on Aug. 11. The strike happened as the officers "were in meetings with PKK fighters," Ihsan al-Chalabi, mayor of Sidekan in northeastern Iraq, said.
A state which very reluctantly offers its visa only after receiving allegiance to the centralism of Turkey and to the leadership of the Turk following a thorough body search to the ideas that arrive to its custom gates, demands the exact opposite when it turns toward the Kurd: A rootless and nationless global muslim brotherhood.” This […]
A Turkish army strike on PJAK militants in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in late June 2020 failed to take adequate precautions to minimize civilian casualties, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on July 22. “The Turkish military strike on opposition fighters in a resort area seriously injured several civilians and could have harmed many more,” said Belkıs Wille, senior crisis and conflict researcher at Human Rights Watch.
The head of the Security and Defense Committee in Iraq’s parliament, Muhammad Reza Al-Haider, has accused Turkey of breaching a 2007 security accord by deploying troops 15 kilometers inside the Iraqi territory. “Iraq refuses to have an armed faction within its territories attacking a neighboring country, as it refuses attacks on its sovereignty from any other country," he said.
On the second anniversary of Turkey's transformation into a presidential system, the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has prepared a report detailing how the country stands in the ensuing years, finding that the Turkish lira has lost four times its value since 2007.
Iraqi President Barham Salih said on July 8 that neighboring Turkey must suspend its recent offensive against alleged Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region and disputed territories of Iraq. Salih “reiterated that Turkey has to suspend its military violations on the Iraqi soil."