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FILE - Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar arrives for a meeting of the North Atlantic Council with Georgia and Ukraine at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. Turkey has launched a new ground and air cross-border offensive against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, Turkey's Defense Minister announced early Monday, April 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, File)

Turkey invades Iraq to fight Kurdish militias

The Turkish military is advancing a large-scale operation in Northern Iraq that began with an invasion of Kurdish areas earlier this week. Turkey’s Defense Ministry said it conducted artillery and missile strikes on targets that belong to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, which Ankara considers a terrorist group.



U.S. Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

52 GOP lawmakers push resolution to bar Biden-Iran deal

A group of 52 House Republicans support a resolution to prohibit President Joe Biden from restoring the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. GOP lawmakers, who were led by congressman Jim Banks (R-Ind.), explained that renewing the Iran Nuclear Deal would help the Ayatollah would advance their nuclear program and create a weapon of mass destruction.


Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and fellow Republicans criticize President Joe Biden's policies on Iran's nuclear weapons, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 9, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

48 GOP senators sign letter demanding end to Iran nuke talks

President Joe Biden has come under immense scrutiny by Republicans in the upper chamber, over his diplomatic efforts with Iran. On Monday, all but one GOP senator sent a letter to Biden urging him to stop trying to ink a deal with the Iranian regime to revive the controversial 2015 nuclear deal.