Posts Tagged ‘ Kirkuk ’

Maliki’s Dijla Blunder

November 6, 2012

The formation of the Dijla Operations Command is yet another indication of Maliki’s inability to solve problems and his lack of vision for doing so through diplomatic or political means. It also indicates his lack of interest in the talks being held between Baghdad and Erbil and in any real rapprochement between Kurds and...
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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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