The Turkish-built airport in the city was inaugurated at a ceremony held on March 29 during Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's landmark visit to the region during which he became the first Turkish prime minister to visit the Kurdish region
Baghdad has insisted on controlling Iraq's energy resources, including the oilfields in the Kurdish region
. Shahristani has repeatedly said contracts signed by the KRG with foreign firms such as Norway's DNO are illegal.
SULAIMANIYAH/DOHUK, Iraq: Protesters stormed a Turkish military camp near Dohuk in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region
on Saturday, burning vehicles and standing on tanks, local residents said.
Summary: Sulaymaniyah [Iraq], Dec 20 (ANI): At least five protestors were shot dead and 90 others got injured amid clashes with security forces in northern Iraq's Kurdish region
Iraq's central bank has backed off from a plan to close branches of private banks in the nation's Kurdish region
Iraq Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi, seeking to up the pressure in a stand-off with Iraq's Kurdish region
, said on Tuesday he would act soon over border areas under Kurdish control but predicted his government's forces would regain them without violence.
Soon after, Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi urged the northern semi-autonomous Kurdish region
to abide by the court's decision.
Two days of high-level visits by Baghdad politicians to Irbil, the seat of the Kurdish regional government, have failed to resolve the impasse between Baghdad and its Kurdish region
, which voted for independence in a non-binding referendum two weeks ago.
ARBIL, Iraq: The president of Iraq's Kurdish region
warned on Friday that the Kurds might be forced to retaliate if the central government persists with what his spokesman called a "very aggressive" stance toward the pro-independence referendum.
A 72-hour grace period given by the central Iraqi Government to the Kurdish region
administration to hand over airports and border checkpoints to the Federal Government ends today (Friday), the top Turkish diplomat indicated during the news conference.
The vote was held across the autonomous Kurdish region
's three provinces, as well as in some disputed territories controlled by Kurdish security forces but claimed by Baghdad.
Masud Jazayeri, a deputy chief of the Joint Staff of the military, who is best known for spinning conspiracy theories, charged last week that the independence referendum planned for late this month in the Kurdish region
of Iraq, is all an American plot aimed at disintegrating the countries of the region.