Will the airport of Sulaymaniyah, in the Kurdistan Region in Iraq, re-open later this January? The rumours have started. A re-opening would end a fifteen-month air siege imposed on the city by Turkey, and revive the Sulaymaniyah area’s damaged economy. The damage to the airport alone has already been calculated at 20,000 dollars per day, […]
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Fanack is a platform with background information about the Middle-East, not focussed on hard news. I contributed a lot between 2012 and 2019 but eventually, the funding was cut back and Fanack stopped hiring writers.
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Rage engulfed Turkey in late July 2018 when a woman and her 11-month-old son were killed, reportedly by a roadside bomb, after leaving an army base in the south-eastern province of Hakkari. The woman had paid a surprise visit to her husband, who worked as an officer at the base. The deaths were blamed on […]
This article was published on Fanack, 14 April 2016. While developments in Turkish, Syrian, and, to a lesser extent, Iraqi Kurdistan are moving so fast it’s difficult to keep pace, in Iranian Kurdistan there is scarcely any news. In the big picture spanning decades, any new development is little more than a ripple in the […]