Kurds Head for Baghdad Talks As ‘Final Attempt’ to End Conflict

Al-Monitor – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) decided to send a delegation to Baghdad in the framework of a “final” attempt to end disputes. The decision was taken after a meeting held by Kurdish forces under the leadership of Massoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan region of Iraq

Exxon To Sell Iraqi Stake To Develop Kurdish Region

Investor’s Business Daily – Exxon Mobil (XOM) is looking to sell its stake in its Iraqi oilfield to focus on developing an area in the autonomous northern Kurdish region, Reuters reported Thursday

Iraq Intends to Deploy Troops in North of Country to Avoid Turkish Army’s Military Operations

Turkish Weekly – Iraq urges the Kurdish autonomy to approve the deployment of troops on the border with Turkey to prevent the Turkish troops’ entering Iraq, as well as to stop air strikes on the country against the militants of Kurdistan Workers’ Party, head of the Iraqi parliamentary security committee Iskander Witwit told Trend on Wednesday.

What do the Syrian Kurds want?

Hurriyet Daily News – The president of the Syrian National Council (SNC) Abdulbaset Sieda, and the chairman of the Kurdish National Council in Syria (KNC), Abdulhakim Bashar, each gave a speech at the Istanbul World Forum. The forum was probably one of the few events both of the leaders attended. Sieda and Bashar, both of whom are Kurds, share similar views on the Syrian crisis…

Turkey, Syria and the Kurds: South by south-east | The Economist

The Economist – A GIANT Kurdish flag undulating atop a raised plateau inside Syria faces the town of Senyurt in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish south-east. At the local headquarters of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) party, a grey slab engraved with Ataturk’s aphorism “Happy is he who calls himself a Turk” gathers dust under a stairwell. Across the street at the gendarmerie, another slogan—“Loyalty to the army is our honour”—glints through barbed wire.