Trump’s not the only building walls. Turkish media claim Turkey has begun the construction of a wall along the country’s border with Iran, much like the Turkish barrier along the Syrian border. Ankara is allegedly building the 2-meter wide, 3-meter high wall with portable blocks. The wall is set to be 144 kilometers long and will cover a northern area of the border in the Kurdish provinces of Igdir and Agri.
Meanwhile in Baghdad, an Iraqi court has sentenced to death 27 men for their involvement in the Speicher massacre, where up to 1,700 soldiers were killed by the Islamic State (IS) in June 2014. Twenty-five suspects were released because of a lack of evidence. It is the latest batch of death sentences passed in connection with the killings – 36 men were hanged a year ago for their part in the massacre.
Lastly, congratulations to Kurdish pop star Helly Luv for opening her very own full service beauty salon, Luvion, located on Gulan Street in Erbil on Tuesday. The new salon features full service beauty treatments including makeup, hair coloring and extensions, gel nails, manicures, pedicures and many other beauty services. It will be open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday.