This Week in History
August 5, 2009
Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, received the former pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP) Ahmet Turk chairman, in August 5, 2009 for the first time to discuss about the Kurdish question.
August 6, 1936
The famous Kurdish singer, Sayed Ali Asghari passed away in August 6, 1936.
August 7, 1933
August 7, 1933 is recognized as the day of Assyrian Martyr day
August 8, 1988
Iraq-Iran war which lasted for eight years stopped in August 8, 1988.
August 9, 1988
- Only one day after stopping Iraq-Iran war, the Iraqi former regime attacked Badinan area with chemical weapon in August 9, 1988. - The famous Kurdish poet, Qadri Jan passed away in August 9, 1988.
August 10, 2003
The Treaty of Sevres, which was the peace treaty between the Ottoman Empire and Allies at the end of World War I, was signed in 10 August 1920.
August 11, 2003
-In Kabul, NATO took command of the 5,000-strong peacekeeping force in Afghanistan in August 11, 2003.
-The King of Jordan became the first Arab head of state to visit Iraq in August 11, 2008 since 2003 after the US invasion and overthrow of Saddam Hussein. King Abdullah talked with the prime minister and vice-president of Iraq.