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presstv-senior kurdish pkk terrorist slain in northern iraq




turkish military forces have killed a high-ranking member of the kurdistan workers’ party (pkk) militant group during a counter-terrorism operation in iraq's northern semi-autonomous kurdistan region.the turkish general staff announced in a statement published on its official twitter page tha...



presstv-high-profile pkk militant slain in southeastern turkey




turkish security forces have killed a high-ranking member of the kurdistan workers’ party (pkk) militant group during a counter-terrorism operation in the country’s kurdish-populated southeastern province of diyarbakir.the turkish general staff, in a post published on its official twitter page...



presstv-turkish strikes kill over dozen pkk militants in iraq




the turkish military says more than a dozen members of the kurdistan workers’ party (pkk) militant group has been killed in a series of airstrikes carried out in iraq's northern semi-autonomous kurdistan region late last month.the turkish general staff, in a statement released on monday, an...



presstv-‘iraq tells peshmerga to pull out from kirkuk’




a senior iraqi kurdish official says the baghdad government has set a deadline for kurdish forces to withdraw from positions in the oil-rich northern kirkuk province, which have been under their control over their past three years.“the deadline set for the peshmerga to return to their pre-june 6, ...



who are the yazidis and why are they persecuted?




in 2014, islamic state militants swept into parts of northern iraq where yazidi people lived for centuries. many were held captive and killed, while others fled.who are the yazidi people?the yazidi people traditionally live in northern iraq, particularly around the nineveh and dohuk provinces with l...



presstv-mossad involved in kurdish secession bid: erdogan




turkish president recep tayyip erdogan says israel’s mossad spy agency has played a role in the recent kurdish independence referendum in northern iraq.during a televised speech in the eastern turkish city of erzurum on saturday, erdogan expressed sorrow that iraqi kurds had acclaimed the recent i...



presstv-senior kurdish pkk militant slain in northern turkey




turkish security forces have killed a senior member of the kurdistan workers’ party (pkk) militant group accused of killing a teenager last year during an anti-terrorism operation in the country’s northern province of gumushane.turkey’s interior minister suleyman soylu, in a statement publi...



presstv-iraqi kurdish referendum ‘strategic mistake’: iran mp




a senior iranian lawmaker has denounced the recent kurdish secession referendum in northern iraq as a “strategic mistake,” warning that the plebiscite will pose a myriad of challenges to the kurdish region.“the holding of the referendum in northern iraq was a strategic mistake made in spite of...



presstv-peshmerga forces refuse to leave iraq’s kirkuk




kurdish troops in iraq have rejected a call from governmental forces to withdraw from a strategic location in kirkuk’s southern region.early on sunday, a kurdish security official announced that peshmerga fighters have not withdrawn from a key junction south of the oil-rich city of kirkuk.the anno...



presstv-jets raid northern iraq; turkey says ‘neutralized’ pkk




the turkish military says the country’s warplanes have “neutralized" at least 15 members of the outlawed kurdistan workers party (pkk) militant group in northern iraq and eastern turkey.the turkish armed forces said in a statement on saturday that the air strikes had been carried out on iraq's n...



presstv-ankara, baghdad to conduct anti-pkk ops: turkish fm




turkish foreign minister mevlut cavusoglu says ankara and baghdad will carry out a joint military operation against members of the kurdistan workers’ party (pkk) militant group in the northern parts of the arab country.the top turkish diplomat announced the news at a joint press conference with hi...



presstv-kurdish forces in iraq withdraw to pre-daesh line




altaf ahmadpress tv, kirkukkurdish peshmerga forces have retreated to the positions they held in june 2014, before the daesh takfiri terrorist group swept through iraq. iraqi forces say they have achieved their objectives in a 48-hour operation against kurdish forces in the disputed areas. press tv...



presstv-turkey ready to attack northern iraq: erdogan




turkish president recep tayyip erdogan says his country is ready to attack northern iraq if the iraqi central government does not take action against kurdish militant groups there.in an interview with cnn turk on thursday, erdogan said turkey may strike the iraqi city of qandil, "at any moment one ...



presstv-turkish fighter jets kill nearly dozen pkk terrorists




turkish military aircraft have killed nearly a dozen members of the kurdistan workers’ party (pkk) militant group when they separately carried out a string of airstrikes against terrorist hideouts in iraq's northern semi-autonomous kurdistan region as well as southeastern turkey.the turkish ...



presstv-iraq’s top shia cleric opposes kurdistan’s secession




iraq’s top shia cleric grand ayatollah ali al-sistani has voiced opposition to the secession of the northern kurdistan region from the mainland, warning of the negative repercussions of such “unilateral steps.”grand ayatollah sistani’s representative ahmed al-safi said in a friday sermon on...



presstv-iraqi people returning to kirkuk




thousands of people are returning to kirkuk a day after kurdish peshmerga forces withdrew from the disputed oil city. the iraqi army launched the kirkuk operation late on sunday to take back control of the oil fields. the kurdish forces left several other cities in iraq’s northern province of kirk...



presstv-netanyahu glosses over israeli role in kurdish vote




israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has denied turkey’s accusation that the regime was involved in a recent controversial secession referendum in iraq’s semi-autonomous kurdistan region.turkish president recep tayyip erdogan said in a televised speech in the eastern city of erzurum on satu...



presstv-kurdish protesters set fire to government and party offices in northern




kurdish protesters angered by years of austerity and unpaid public sector salaries, set fire to the offices of political parties near the city of sulaimaniyah on monday, demanding that iraq's semi-autonomous kurdistan regional government (krg) quit.at least 3,000 kurdish demonstrators gathered for t...



presstv-turkey to launch new operation in northern iraq




rahshan saglampress tv, istanbulturkey says its troops have advanced deeper into northern iraq in preparation for an operation against kurdish militants holed up in the qandil mountains area. turkey says a military operation is imminent. press tv’s rahshan saglam reports from istanbul.



presstv-turkey strikes pkk bases in n iraq amid syria offensive




turkey has carried out airstrikes in northern iraq against strongholds of the outlawed kurdistan workers’ party (pkk) militants, who it says were planning to launch attacks on turkish soil.the military said on tuesday that its warplanes had carried out the raids in the zap region in northern iraq...



presstv-turkish strikes kill pkk logistics head in northern iraq




turkey’s military says the head of logistics for the kurdistan workers’ party (pkk) militant group has been killed as turkish military aircraft conducted a series of airstrikes against terrorist hideouts in iraq’s northern semi-autonomous kurdistan region.the turkish armed forces (tsk), i...



presstv-turkey ‘neutralized’ 108 pkk militants over past week




ankara has “neutralized” 108 kurdish militants during operations in southeastern turkey and northern iraq over the past week, the turkish armed forces says.turkey uses the term "neutralize" to signify that militants were killed, injured or captured.in its weekly roundup on saturday, turkey’s a...



presstv-two filipinas abducted in northern iraq




two filipino women have been kidnapped on a road linking the iraqi capital baghdad to the kurdish city of erbil, security and local officials say.the women were traveling to northern iraq with three other filipino nationals on saturday when their car broke down, reuters reported.when the two women e...



presstv-tensions simmering in northern iraq over elections




altaf ahmadpress tv, baghdadin iraq, sa'eroun alliance led by cleric sayed muqtada sadr’s sa’eroun and fateh alliance led by the former popular mobilization units commander hadi ameri’s are emerging as two front winners in the parliamentary elections. this as tensions are still simmering in ir...



presstv-‘kurdistan independence benefits us, israel’




a senior iranian official has expressed the islamic republic’s opposition to a referendum on independence of iraq’s semi-autonomous kurdistan region, warning that the plan would only serve the interests of the us and the israeli regime.“the islamic republic of iran opposes any move either know...