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Sami Abdul Rahman, Kurdish delegate, urges U.S. to push Iraq deal

Washington Times - 2017-11-16 09:16
The Trump administration must do more to push a negotiated settlement between the Iraqi government and the country's Kurdish minority over a blocked Kurdish push for independence, the Iraqi Kurds' top representative in Washington said in an interview, war ...

Barzani: US Knew About Baghdad’s Plan to Attack Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-08 03:32
We should have held the referendum earlier, Barzani said. In his latest interview with Newsweek, President Barzani discusses his views on the recent political and military developments in the region, especially the tensions between Baghdad and Erbil afte ...

May Lui: INTERVIEW WITH KURDISH WRITER AVA HOMA

Pirtuk û Wêje - 2017-11-06 10:42
Ava Homa is author of Echoes from the Other Land which was just nominated for the the world’s largest short story award: 2011 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Ava is a Kurdish-Canadian, writer-in-exile, with two Masters’ degrees one in Engl ...

Qassem Soleimani Made Agreement with PUK to Hand over Kirkuk: Official

BAS News - 2017-10-27 12:15
ERBIL — An official from the Iran-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militia, revealed that Qassem Soleimani is the advisor of the Iraqi prime minister and he made the agreement with the PUK officials over the withdrawal of Peshmerga from Kirkuk. During an interview ...

Salih Muslim: Den Kurden geht es nicht bloß um Autonomie

Civaka Azad - 2017-10-06 04:00
ISKU | Informationsstelle Kurdistan e.V. Gamze Kafar im Interview mit Salih Müslüm, dem ehemaligen Co-Vorsitzenden der PYD, über das Referendum im kurdischen Autonomiegebiet im Irak, über die Offensive auf Deir ez-Zor und die Erklärung aus Damaskus zu ei ...

Arab Chieftain: We Are Ready to Defend Kurdistan by Our Blood

BAS News - 2017-10-05 18:41
ERBIL— Sheikh Mahmoud al-Tayi, the chieftain of Sunni Arab Tayi tribe of Nineveh province says his tribe is willing to rid of Iraq's authority, adding they are ready to defend the Kurdistan Region by scarifying their lives. In an exclusive interview with ...

PKK Leader Warns Turkey Against Threatening Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-10-02 17:18
ERBIL — A senior military commander of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) warned Turkey over its threats against Kurdistan Region, stating that holding an independence referendum is a legitimate right of the people of Kurdistan. In an interview with a PK ...

Wird Kurdistan ein neues Palästina?

Sputnik - 2017-10-02 01:02
Nach dem Unabhängigkeitsreferendum im kurdischen Teil des Nordiraks droht die Zentralregierung in Bagdad auch mit militärischen Konsequenzen. Wie Enno Lenze in einem Interview mit Sputnik sagte, glaubt er nicht, dass es so weit kommen wird. Zum einen hat ...

En direct d’Erbil, une interview (en anglais) de BHL en faveur de l’indépendance du Kurdistan (« Jews Have ‘Special Obligation’ to Support Kurdish Independence », The Algememeiner, le 24 septembre 2017)

Bernard-Henri Lévy - 2017-09-28 13:13
A la veille du grand referendum appelant les Kurdes à se prononcer le 25 septembre dernier, pour ou contre l’indépendance du Kurdistan irakien, Bernard-Henri Lévy, présent en ce jour historique à Erbil, répondait aux questions du journal new-yorkais The A ...

Zeynab Jalalian Banned from Family Visits by Prison Authorities

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-09-19 02:00
During a short interview with Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), Zeynab Jalalian talked about her ill health and the suspension of weekly visits with her family by the Prison Intelligence Bureau. This political prison has spent the past 10 years in th ...

Turkish President to visit Iran on October 4

Waar Media - 2017-09-17 19:22
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Iran on 4 October. In an interview with Turkish media, Erdogan announced that he will travel to Iran on October 4 to participate in a bilateral strategic conference between the high-ranking of ...

Iraq says may use force if Kurdish referendum turns violent

FOX News - 2017-09-17 14:46
Iraq is prepared to intervene militarily if the Kurdish region's planned independence referendum results in violence, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Saturday. ...

Iraq says it's prepared to use force if Kurdish referendum turns violent

Chicago Tribune - 2017-09-17 02:40
Iraq is prepared to intervene militarily if the Kurdish region's planned independence referendum results in violence, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Saturday. If the Iraqi population is "threatened by t ...

Bei Interview Mord?: Türkischer Spion vor deutschem Gericht

N-TV - 2017-09-07 09:02
Dass türkische und kurdische Aktivisten auch in Deutschland vom türkischen Geheimdienst observiert werden, ist kein Geheimnis. In Hamburg steht nun ein mutmaßlicher Spion vor Gericht, der offenbar noch ganz andere Befehle hatte. ...

Barzani Says His Mission Ends with Independence of Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-05 19:43
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has stated that his aim is making the people of Kurdistan independent and when this is met, his mission is fulfilled. His statement came during an interview with the al-Arabiya TV, which is due to be aired ...

Zalmay Khalilzad says Barzani signals referendum could be postponed

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
ANKARA,— Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad said he has indicated fresh signals given by Massoud Barzani to postpone the referendum on the independence of Kurdistan region of Iraq, set to be held on Sept. 25. During an interview with Haber T ...

Türkei: „Ich wurde aus meinem Haus und aus meiner Sprache vertrieben“

Pirtuk û Wêje - 2017-09-01 14:41
Die kurdische Schriftstellerin Yildiz Çakar im FR-Interview über die Entwicklung in der Türkei, das Leben im Exil und ihren hier entstehenden neuen Roman. Frau Çakar, Sie haben in der Türkei als Schriftstellerin, Lyrikerin und Journalistin gearbeitet. Ged ...

Die Türkei befindet sich in einer Phase des Selbstmords

Civaka Azad - 2017-09-01 04:00
ISKU | Informationsstelle Kurdistan e.V. Bese Hozat, Kovorsitzende des Exekutivrats der Gemeinschaft der Gesellschaften Kurdistans (KCK), im Gespräch mit der Nachrichtenagentur Firat (ANF); im Folgenden veröffentlichen wir Auszüge aus dem Interview zur i ...

Barzani: US did not oppose Kurdistan Independence Referendum

Waar Media - 2017-08-30 16:53
WAAR-DUHOK: In an interview with the Arabic newspaper Sharq al-Awsat, Barzani revealed that during Mattis’ visit to Erbil on August 22, the defense secretary re-iterated that the United States is against the timing of the referendum, and not necessarily ...

Masrour Barzani: If Statehood Is a Risk, Subordination Is a Catastrophe

BAS News - 2017-08-22 10:04
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, said in an exclusive interview with BasNews that the greatest risk for Kurds is to remain under the rule of Baghdad and that the independence referendum set for 25th September this ...

Akhanli im Interview: "Plötzlich bist du Terrorist"

Tagesschau - 2017-08-21 13:25
Der Schriftsteller Akhanli ist von seiner Verhaftung in Spanien vollkommen überrascht worden. Der gebürtige Türke hatte bereits traumatische Erfahrungen mit Sicherheitskräften gemacht - und fühlte sich nun daran erinnert. Im Interview mit den tagesthemen ...

Bulgarian defense minister: EU must protect borders with force

Waar Media - 2017-08-17 15:11
WAAR-DUHOK: The EU must protect its external borders with arms to stop asylum seekers from entering Europe, Krasimir Karakachanov, Bulgaria’s defense minister, told Die Welt in an interview published Thursday. “We cannot allow illegal immigrants to come ...

Kurdistan Independence Referendum is a National Demand: FM

BAS News - 2017-08-11 21:42
ERBIL — As the Kurdistan Region is on its way to hold an independence referendum, scheduled for the 25th of September, Kurdistan's Foreign Minister, Falah Mustafa emphasized during an interview with Asia Times, that the future independent Kurdistan would ...

Interview zu Erdogans Politik: "Die Demokratie ist wie eine Fassade"

N-TV - 2017-08-11 20:39
Eine Verhaftungswelle trifft angebliche Gülen-Anhänger, deutsche Journalisten und Menschenrechtler sind im Gefängnis: Präsident Erdogan regiert in der Türkei mit hartem Kurs. n-tv.de hat mit Aret Demirci von der Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung darüber gesproch ...

Barzani: Chief Aim of Referendum Is Independence

BAS News - 2017-08-10 12:57
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stressed that the chief aim behind holding the September vote is “independence.” In an interview with the Egyptian Ahram Paper, Barzani said the people of Kurdistan Region will determine their future thro ...

“Bei jeder Entscheidung ist die Frauenbefreiung unser Hauptprinzip”

Civaka Azad - 2017-08-03 04:00
ISKU | Informationsstelle Kurdistan e.V. Foza Yusif über das System der Demokratischen Nordsyrien Föderation, 02.08.2017 In einem Interview für die Frauen-Nachrichtenagentur Şûjin hat die Ko-Vorsitzende des Exekutivrats der Demokratischen Föderation Nord ...

„Die Syrien-Krise wird durch das föderale System gelöst werden“

Civaka Azad - 2017-07-28 04:00
ISKU | Informationsstelle Kurdistan e.V. Die Ko-Vorsitzende des Rat der Demokratischen Föderation Nordsyrien Hediye Yusuf hat in einem Interview mit der Nachrichtenagentur ANF über das Lösungspotential eines föderalen Systems für die Krise in Syrien gesp ...

Kurdistan Will Become All-Encompassing Exemplary State: Turkmen Leader

BAS News - 2017-07-26 18:19
ERBIL— The leader of the Turkmen Shuruq Party Duraid Muwafaq Quryali stated that his party supports the referendum on independence of the Kurdistan Region. In an interview with BasNews on Wednesday, Quryali also indicated the stance of the Turkmen offici ...

Turkmen Leader: We Vote “Yes” to Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-07-26 17:18
ERBIL — Turkmens in Iraq are in favour of Kurdistan’s independence referendum and the opposition voices in Baghdad do not represent the ethnic community, said Duraid Quryali, deputy chairperson of Turkmen Shrough Party, in an exclusive interview with Bas ...
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