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  • Turkey calls on Islamic militants to release Turks

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Islamic militants fighting in Iraq to release 49 people seized from the Turkish consulate in Mosul, before the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Erdogan appealed to the group, which calls itself the...

  • An independent Kurdistan: World War I continues

    As the militant Islamic State of Iraq and Syria â€" which now wants to be called the Islamic State â€" threatens to shatter Iraq's central government, the leaders of Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government have called for the creation of Independent Kurdistan. In June, KRG President Massoud...

  • Turkey seeks to boost peace talks with Kurds

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish lawmakers debated legislation Tuesday to restart a stalled peace process with the Kurdish rebels — a development that could also help Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan win Kurdish votes as he seeks election as president next month. Erdogan, who has dominated...

  • Iraqi Kurdish leader urges independence referendum

    BAGHDAD (AP) — With large parts of Iraq in militant hands, a top Kurdish leader called on regional lawmakers Thursday to lay the groundwork for a referendum on independence, a vote that would likely spell the end of a unified Iraq. The recent blitz by Sunni militants across much of northern...

  • The Turkish prime minister's new campaign logo looks really, really familiar

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was nominated on Tuesday by his party to run for president in August, his announcement greeted by thousands of cheering supporters.

  • Presidency move comes with some peril for Erdogan

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — After more than a decade in power, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan dominates Turkish politics like a one-man-show. He has defanged the once supreme military, reshaped the judiciary and cowed the press. Now, at the peak of his power, he has announced he is running for...

  • Turkey does not want 'tattered and divided' Iraq

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's deputy prime minister says his country does not want to see a "tattered and divided" Iraq. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc's comments Monday came a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for the establishment of an independent Kurdistan in...



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