We in the West do our friends no favours by believing we can never do the right thing. Next week is the 25th anniversary of the no-fly zone that protected the Iraqi Kurds
A man claiming to be the young woman's father has posted photos on Facebook which show her body covered in blood, surrounded by horrified wedding guests
'A year and a half has passed and the genocide against the Yazidis is continuous. We die every day because we see the world silent in the face of our plight'
Patrick Cockburn reports from Halabja
The devastation following an attack that also injured 200 people cut through any words the Turkish President could muster
The government has issued a ban on broadcasting footage of the blast at a peace rally
Protesters claimed police prevented ambulances taking the wounded to hospital in the wake of the bombing
At least 86 people were killed and more than 180 injured when explosions hit a peace rally
West’s diplomatic efforts must focus on fostering alliances
Ali Mohammadian noticed his pupil was being bullied, and shaved his head to show his support
The coach journey from Diyarbakir to Erbil is an arduous one on the best of days. It takes around 12 hours to travel between the two Kurdish cities in Turkey and Iraq, with regular stops for tea and a lengthy wait on the border.
The conflict between Turkey's government and its Kurdish population will only get worse if no agreement is reached. A ceasefire might last this time
Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr visited the president of the autonomous northern Kurdistan region yesterday seeking to ease tensions between Baghdad and the Kurds that have threatened the coalition government.
World View: Its three main communities – Shia, Sunni and Kurd – cannot seem to run the country together, and yet none can run it alone
Maliki's demands for handover of rival heighten fears of sectarian strife
Composer Akyol's family hails from Dersim, where Turks murdered Kurds in 1934.