Archivo de la etiqueta: Kurds

octubre 03

Erdogan ‘Demo- cratization Package’ (1)

People watch a television broadcasting the speech of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a coffee shop in Istanbul, Sept. 30, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/ Osman Orsal) Will ‘Democratization Package’ Restore Erdogan’s Reputation? Semih Idiz for Al-Monitor Turkey Pulse; October 1, 2013 When the Arab Spring broke out in December 2010, Turkey was considered a neutral […]

Turkey-Kurdish Peace Could Be Victim of Istanbul Showdown

Kurdish demonstrators in Taksim. Image: Özgür Gundem (Solidaridad Kurdistán) Turkey-Kurdish Peace Could Be  Victim of Istanbul Showdown  By: Kadri Gursel for Al-Monitor Turkey Pulse Posted on June 11. On June 11 before noon, as I sat down at my desk to write this article, a few hundred meters away from my residence the police launched an operation to […]

China Is Reaping Biggest Benefits of Iraq Oil Boom

An oil refinery in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, in which China has a stake. China has poured money and workers into Iraq. NABIL AL-JOURANI / Associated PressExxon Mobil China Is Reaping Biggest Benefits of Iraq Oil Boom By TIM ARANGO and CLIFFORD KRAUSS June 2, 2013 BAGHDAD — Since the American-led invasion of 2003, Iraq has become one of […]

Iraqi Kurds urge US neutrality in oil dispute

“Oil and Gas – Riches and Risks of Iraq’s Kurdish Autonomy”, by Aygul Taghiyeva, August 7, 2012 Iraqi Kurds urge US neutrality in oil dispute Desmond Butler, The Associated Press,  April 12, 2013 WASHINGTON (AP) — Iraq’s northern Kurdish region is pressing the Obama administration to remain neutral in a sensitive dispute with the Iraqi central […]

The drone mania

When the Whole World Has Drones The precedents the U.S. has set for robotic warfare may have fearsome consequences as other countries catch up This article appeared in print as Standard Deviation Kristin Roberts, National Journal, 22 March, 2013 [An interview with the author] A slim aircraft glided through Israeli airspace, maintaining low altitude and taking a […]

Kurdish Leader: End Armed Struggle

Abdullah Öcalan announced his wish for PKK to lay down arms in his letter to Diyarbakir during Nowruz celebrations. Kurdish Leader: End Armed Struggle Ross Wilson, Atlantic Council, March 21, 2013 Turkey’s long-time nemesis Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the so-called Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), delivered an historic message on the March 21 Nowruz holiday that marks […]