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HDP: We stand with the people of Catalonia

KurdisCat - 2017-09-23 05:13
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Central Executive Board released a statement voicing solidarity with the people of Catalonia for the "Independence Referendum".HDP stated that the Spanish government is trying to prevent the "Independence Referendum", whic ...

Barzani: US Position on Kurdistan’s Independence Vote “Surprising”

BAS News - 2017-09-23 01:13
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said Erbil is surprised by the position of the US on Kurdistan Region’s planned independence referendum. He said the Kurds are not committing a crime by seeking a chance to have their say on their future. ...

Kurdish Diaspora Can Vote Now

BAS News - 2017-09-22 22:54
ERBIL — The people of Kurdistan who live abroad are now able to cast their vote on Kurdistan Region’s independence, said the electoral commission. The voting is electronic via (www.e-voting.krd); but the voters are required to have been previously regist ...

Barzani: Kurdistan Ready to Pay Any Price for Its Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-22 19:40
ERBIL—The people of the Kurdistan Region have paid the price for their independence but are ready for any further prices to secure this right, stated Kurdistan Region President on Friday. Addressing tens of thousands of pro-independence supporters in Kur ...

With attendance more than 100,000 people, Erbil Independence rally starts

Waar Media - 2017-09-22 19:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurds gathered in Erbil on Friday to hold a massive rally in support of a “Yes” vote for the Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum scheduled for Sep. 25. Tens of thousands of people have attended the rally as the number continues to incr ...

3,000 Mosques in Kurdistan Deliver Pro-Independence Sermons

BAS News - 2017-09-22 16:02
ERBIL— Only three days ahead of holding the referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan Region, 3,014 mosques across Kurdistan dedicated their Friday sermons to supporting the independence vote. The Official Board of Religious Sermons at the Kurdista ...

Yezidis Rally in Support of Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-22 15:12
DUHOK — The Kurdish Yezidi community organized on Friday a rally in Khanke camp in Duhok Province in support of Kurdistan Region’s independence. Khisho Mirza, head of Yezidis’ Lalish Centre in Sinjar region, told BasNews that the Kurdish Yezidis in Khank ...

Barzani: We Won’t Accept Open Agenda As Alternative to Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-22 14:09
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said that the alternative to the September 25th independence referendum would only be a UN mandated solution, with a prescribed agenda and timeline. The majority of the international community has underes ...

4 key points about the Kurdistan independence vote

KurdPress - 2017-09-22 11:40
Last June, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq set September 25 as the date for a referendum on Kurdish independence. At the time, the decision received almost no notice. Now, with September 25 less than a week away, the Iraqi governm ...

Emmanuel Macron urges Barzani to postpone Kurdish polls

KurdPress - 2017-09-22 11:40
French President Emmanuel Macron has called on Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani to back down on the plan to hold referendum on the region's independence, planned for September 25. ...

Trump, Erdogan reject KRG independence referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-22 11:40
US President Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey rejected a plan by Iraqi Kurds to hold an independence vote and called for "intense" talks, the White House has said. ...

What's at stake in Kurdish independence vote

CNN - 2017-09-22 06:41
From all corners, from friends and foes, the warnings are "don't do it!" But the Kurds of northern Iraq are determined to move forward with plans to hold a referendum on independence on September 25, and popular excitement is growing even as an internatio ...

Barzani to Macron: Referendum Will Not Be Postponed

BAS News - 2017-09-21 18:43
ERBIL— There will be no changes to Kurdistan independence referendum, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani told French president on Thursday. In a phone call today, French President Emmanuel Macron commended Kurdistan Region's role in the battle aga ...

KRG’s FM: We have realised that we have no future in Iraq

Waar Media - 2017-09-21 18:21
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region is determined to hold the independence referendum as scheduled for 25th September as it believes that it has no future within the current borders of Iraq, a senior official said. “We have realised that we have no future, ...

Referendum Council: Kurdistan Goes Ahead with Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-21 18:07
ERBIL— The Senior Referendum Council of the Kurdistan Region on Thursday convened and agreed that the referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan Region should take place as scheduled. The meeting, chaired by Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani ...

Kurdish Film Director to Return Home for Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-21 15:56
Huner Saleem, a famous Iraqi–Kurdish film director who lives in France, will return home for taking part in the upcoming referendum on independence. Due to the atrocities of the then Iraq regime under Saddam Hussein, Saleem left Kurdistan at the age of 1 ...

Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum Certain to Happen: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-21 13:19
ERBIL — A member of the Kurdistan Region’s Referendum Council said that they will continue the dialogue with Baghdad over the disputes, reiterating that the independence vote will be held on time. Mohamad Elkhani, a member of Kurdistan’s High Referendum ...

Kurdish delegation to visit Baghdad ahead of referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-21 12:04
A delegation from the Kurdistan Region will visit Baghdad within the following two days to hold another discussion over pending disputes and the imminent independence referendum of the region, set for September 25. ...

Kurdistan Has No Future in Iraq: FM

BAS News - 2017-09-21 11:44
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region is determined to hold the independence referendum as scheduled for 25th September as it believes that it has no future within the current borders of Iraq, a senior official said. “We have realised that we have no future, what ...

US 'strongly opposes' Kurdistan region referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-21 07:29
The U.S. State Department late Wednesday issued a strongly-worded statement opposing plans by Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) to hold an independence referendum next week. ...

Kurdistan Delegation to Visit Baghdad Prior to Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-21 01:16
ERBIL — A delegation from the Kurdistan Region will visit Baghdad within the following two days to hold another discussion over pending disputes and the imminent independence referendum. According to a statement by Kurdistan Region Presidency, the decisi ...

Turkish Ex-Minister Says Kurdistan Referendum Would not Lead to War

BAS News - 2017-09-21 01:16
ERBIL — Former Turkish Foreign Minister said on Wednesday that Turkey would not view the Kurdistan Region's independence referendum as a reason for war. According to Yasar Yakis, former FM and one of the founders of the ruling Justice and Development Par ...

EU Parliamentary Group Seeks New Policies on Kurdistan’ Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-20 23:55
ERBIL — The European Friends of Kurdistan in the European Parliament has called on the EU Council to “develop a new strategy” in regards to the Kurdistan Region’s planned independence referendum and its relations with Iraq. “For more than a century, the ...

Erbil, Baghdad May Meet Again

BAS News - 2017-09-20 20:15
ERBIL — Delegations from Kurdistan Region and the Iraqi government will meet again to discuss their disputes and a planned independence vote in the Kurdistan Region, an official said. The sides are expected to meet in the following few days, according to ...

Madrid has imposed ‘de facto’ state of emergency in Catalonia

Waar Media - 2017-09-20 19:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Catalonia’s leader accused Madrid on Wednesday of imposing a “de facto state of emergency” in the Spanish region, with a series of measures to prevent an illegal independence referendum taking place. In a speech following the latest move by M ...

Barzani: No Alternatives to Independence Referendum So far

BAS News - 2017-09-20 16:22
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani reiterated that Erbil is open to an alternative for its planned independence referendum if it could meet Kurdistan Region’s demands, but such a proposal is yet to be put forward. During a massive rally in ...

Barzani visits Sulaimani as a part of Kurdistan Independence rally

Waar Media - 2017-09-20 15:01
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani is expected to address a rally for Kurdistan’s independence on Wednesday evening with the organizers preparing for a high turnout. President Barzani has already arrived in the city and met with senior offici ...

Kurds and Arabs of Zummar Rally in Support of Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-20 14:37
ERBIL — People in Zummar district, in north-eastern Nineveh Province, organized a rally on Wednesday to show their support for Kurdistan Region’s independence vote, scheduled for September 25. Ahmed Jaafer, mayor of Zummar District, told BasNews that ral ...

Pictures: Pro-Independence Gathering in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2017-09-20 14:37
SULAYMANIYAH — A huge number of pro-independence people from Sulaymaniyah gathered on Wednesday to show support to the imminent independence vote in Kurdistan Region. Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, who arrived in the city earlier today, is sa ...
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