Posts Tagged ‘ Erbil ’

Messages from Davutoglu’s Visit to Erbil

August 6, 2012

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s visit to Erbil and Kirkuk sent many messages to the Kurds and Baghdad; the main one being Turkey is an important, strong and stable player in the region. But the visit also sent messages home to Turkey. The headline of the daily Hurriyet on August 2 was: “Barzani vows...
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The Timing and Place of Barzani’s Speech

July 30, 2012

President Barzani’s speech about the current crisis with Baghdad and the issues surrounding the removal of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was right in that it answered his critics, but it should have been given to a different audience, in a different place, at a different time and in a different language. The speech...
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