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Why is Iran pardoning protesters? - analysis

The Jerusalem Post 05 Feb 2023
In September, Iran’s regime murdered Jina Amini, a Kurdish woman ... The Kurdish victim, a member of a national minority, was a natural victim of the regime, which expected that minorities will not be able to confront the regime or receive widespread backing ... Kurdish minorities.
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Nordic PMs: Keep calm, we still plan to join NATO together

Federal News Radio 03 Feb 2023
A series of recent demonstrations in Sweden, including a Quran-burning, has infuriated the Turkish government, which already had held off approving the Nordic nations’ NATO membership while pressing them to crack down on exiled members of Kurdish groups it considers terrorist organizations.
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Iran says Israel 'responsible' for drone attack: envoy

The New Arab 02 Feb 2023
Iran's envoy to the United Nations said arch-enemy Israel was "responsible" for a drone attack on a defence ministry site in central Isfahan province, Iranian media reported on Thursday ... On Wednesday, Iran's Nour News Agency, considered close to the Supreme National Security Council, accused Iraq-based Kurdish groups of being involved in the attack.
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Turkey: ‘Sweden, do not make a pointless effort’ - Erdogan says Ankara will not approve NATO bid while Quran-burning allowed

Ruptly 01 Feb 2023
“We closely follow developments regarding NATO's enlargement process. Sweden, do not make a pointless effort," he stated ... And our view on Finland is positive, but not on Sweden,” he continued ... Erdogan has also previously called for the Nordic nations to do more to tackle Kurdish groups Ankara considers to be 'terrorists'. .
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Turkey could block Sweden’s NATO accession

Taipei Times 30 Jan 2023
Erdogan’s comments during a televised meeting with young voters came days after Ankara suspended NATO accession talks with the two nations. Its decision threatened to derail NATO’s hopes of expanding the bloc to 32 nations at a summit planned for July in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius ... The two nations had sought to join the bloc together.
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British-Irish journalist Gareth Smyth: a Middle East specialist for whom subtlety was key

The National 30 Jan 2023
... Khalil to the intricacies of Kurdish politics ... These Irish roots helped him bond with Iraqi-Kurdish guerrilla commanders, who now control the north of the country, as well as peaceful members of the Kurdish national movement in Iran, underdogs in a struggle for self-determination.
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Turkey May Make Decision on Finnish NATO Membership That Will 'Shock' Sweden: Erdogan

Sputnik 29 Jan 2023
Ankara has held up Finland and Sweden's accession into the Western military alliance for months, calling on the Nordic nations to drop any association with Kurdish militants it classifies as 'terrorists', and make other concessions. This week, controversy generated by the burning of Quarans in Stockholm further strained Turkish-Swedish ties ....
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Turkish elections: A referendum on Erdogan’s republic

Asiatimes 28 Jan 2023
It can arbitrarily strike off names, especially from the lists of pro-Kurdish candidates from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), citing classified documents of the state ... The Kurdish question ... Fully aware of the anti-Kurdish sentiment, Erdogan plays the nationalism card to drive wedges into the fragmented opposition.
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Uncertainty hangs over Iraqi Kurdistan in 2023

The Hill 25 Jan 2023
Prime Minister Mohammed al-Sudani has called for greater cooperation to guard Iraq’s borders and has begun including the chief of staff of the Peshmerga, the Kurdish security forces, in National Security Council meetings in Baghdad ... Unlike in the past, weak Iraqi borders are hurting the Kurdish region much more than the rest of Iraq.
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France: More women, children returned from Islamic State camps in Syria

Stars and Stripes 24 Jan 2023
... Kurdish authorities in the region ... Humanitarian agencies and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have urged the international community to repatriate its nationals from al-Hol and other facilities in Syria, as they struggle to maintain security in the camps amid security fears.
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France: More women, children returned from IS camps in Syria

Yahoo Daily News 24 Jan 2023
... Kurdish authorities in the region ... Humanitarian agencies and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have urged the international community to repatriate its nationals from al-Hol and other facilities in Syria, as they struggle to maintain security in the camps amid security fears.
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Iran Athlete Says 'No Regrets' After Losing Eye At Protest

Radio Free Europe 24 Jan 2023
Kosar Khoshnoudikia, a member of Iran's national archery team, had been shot at a rally last year in her hometown of Kermanshah, in ...
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Iran athlete says ‘no regrets’ after losing eye at protest

Arab News 24 Jan 2023
PARIS ... Kosar Khoshnoudikia, a member of Iran’s national archery team, had been shot at a rally last year in her hometown of Kermanshah, in the Kurdish-populated west, said the Norway-based rights group Hengaw ... “Three shots hit my right hand and one shot hit my left eye,” she said, adding her father had also been shot in the hand ... ....
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Iran athlete who was shot in the face during protest has 'no regrets' after losing eye

Independent online (SA) 24 Jan 2023
Kosar Khoshnoudikia, a member of Iran's national archery team, had been shot at a rally last year in her hometown of Kermanshah, in the Kurdish-populated west, said the Norway-based rights group Hengaw ... "Three shots hit my right hand and one shot hit my left eye," she said, adding her father had also been shot in the hand ... AFP .
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Fate of many Canadians held in Syrian camps still unclear despite court ruling

Castanet 24 Jan 2023
The Canadians are among the many foreign nationals in Syrian camps and jails run by Kurdish forces that took back the battle-scarred region from the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

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