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Kurdistan can still be independent

Washington Times - 2017-10-20 13:48
The autonomous Kurdistan region of northern Iraq held a referendum on independence on Sept. 25. It was overwhelmingly approved. This referendum, not surprisingly however, has precipitously raised tensions not only with Iraq but also with Turkey, Syria an ...

Iraqi Kurds' dream of independence seems more elusive than ever

Los Angeles Times - 2017-10-18 12:55
The establishment of an independent Kurdistan — a decades-old dream for many people here — was starting to take shape. In a nonbinding referendum held by the Kurds three weeks ago, more than 92% of voters favored breaking away from Iraq. But on Tuesday, ...

Kurdistan,The Rugged Road Towards Independence

Roji Kurd - 2017-10-17 04:16
The geographic, cultural, religious, and linguistic heterogeneity in the Ottoman Empire territories triggered the emergence of nationalist movements in the Levant and their attempts for creation of independent nation states. The Kurdish nationalism emerge ...

A Kurdish rebel’s letter for President Donald J. Trump

Roji Kurd - 2017-10-15 00:06
Roji Kurd: Kurdish rebel Mohammed Alizadeh, has written a letter to President Donald Trump about Kurdish Independent and the USA’s responsibility in this area. Te letter’s text: Dear Mr. President Donald Trump, Re: Our Fight for Independent Kurdistan Than ...

Kurdish Referendum for Independence

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:35
Hiwa Nezhadian | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Since 1945, the end of WWII, about 125 new nations established their own statehood and became independent and approved by the United Nations and the world community, i.e. two thirds of the all nations out of total ...

Kurdistan – A New Country is Born

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
Dr. Rashid Karadaghi | Ekurd.net The people of Kurdistan have spoken and they have spoken loud and clear. On September 25, they voted overwhelmingly to start the process of separating from Iraq and building their own democratic, pluralistic, independent ...

Why is an independent Kurdistan is bad news for some Kurdish leaders?

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
Rizgar Khoshnaw | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The article was originally published on Ekurd in 2012. Recently, I have been reading the news that Iraq could be partitioned and many Kurds, and are rightfully so, are very happy and looking forward to that day. B ...

No, the Israeli Air Force Won’t Race to Iraqi Kurdistan’s Rescue

WarIsBoring - 2017-10-12 15:10
Here in Iraq’s Kurdish autonomous region, a friend recently overheard some of his countrymen discussing the prospect of an independent Iraqi Kurdistan coming under attack from Baghdad or its neighbors. They dismissed this prospect out of hand, very matter ...

Towns, districts, and cantons’ elections postponed

ANHA - 2017-10-10 13:48
The Independent High Commission for Elections in the Cizîre, the Euphrates, and Afrin regions has postponed the elections of districts, towns, cantons to December 1st in order to complete required preparations, and the candidates would get ready for the e ...

Why Israel supports independent Iraqi Kurdistan

CNN - 2017-10-08 04:34
When Iraqi Kurds a look around, they see potential enemies to the north, south, east and west. The Turks, Iraqis, Iranians and Syrians all rejected last week's referendum for an independent Kurdistan. ...

In the End, Kurdistan Will Be Independent: Peter Galbraith

BAS News - 2017-10-07 13:24
ERBIL — The United State’s former diplomat Peter Galbraith said that when it comes to the independence of Kurdistan Region from Iraq, the US "is on the side of Iran and against the people who were our friends.” “In the end, Kurdistan will be independent, ...

Independent Kurdistan will Stabilise the Region and End Syrian Civil War

Lawk Ghafuri - 2017-10-04 10:26
By Lawk Ghafuri Since the beginning of Syria Civil war, Iran is trying to implement its project which is opening a path inside KRG to Syria so its troops can easily transport. Hence, Iraqi former PM assisted Iran in this regard big time, by giving up on M ...

KHERC: Yes wins by 92.73 percent at Kurdistan independence referendum

KRG-Spain - 2017-10-04 00:00
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – The Kurdistan Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission, yesterday announced the results of the Kurdistan independence referendum. In a press conference, Hndren Muhammad, the head of the Commiss ...

Why Israel supports an independent Iraqi Kurdistan

CNN - 2017-10-03 11:15
When Iraqi Kurds a look around, they see potential enemies to the north, south, east and west. The Turks, Iraqis, Iranians and Syrians all rejected last week's referendum for an independent Kurdistan. ...

Peshmerga Will Protect Sovereign Future State of Kurdistan: Official

BAS News - 2017-10-02 13:49
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces will be protecting the independent state of Kurdistan in the future and the Global Coalition is helping Peshmerga become an effective and capable force. Sarbast Lazgin, deputy minister of Peshmerga, told BasNews ...

More than 30 parties, orgs participate in consultative meeting

ANHA - 2017-10-02 10:26
More than 170 political parties and civil organizations as well as independent personalities from the north regions of Syria and Damascus participated in the consultative meeting of the Kurdistan National Congress in Rojava. ...

The Independent: Barzani Hesap Hatası Yaptı

Kurdistan Post - 2017-10-01 03:01
Irak Kürdistan Bölgesel Yönetimi’nin bağımsızlık referandumu dünya basınının gündeminden düşmüyor. İngiliz gazetesi The Independent’ın deneyimli Ortadoğu yazarı Patrick Cockburn, referandumun ‘siyasi bir hesap hatası’ olduğu tespitinde bulundu. Cocburn m ...

Kurds Have Earned the Right to be Independent: US Congressman

BAS News - 2017-09-29 21:22
ERBIL — The Kurdish people in Iraq have earned the right to establish an independent state and will remain a long-term ally of the US, a congressman said earlier this week. According to a statement released by Representative Steve King of Iowa, the Kurdi ...

92.73% voted 'yes' in Kurdistan independence referendum: commission

KurdPress - 2017-09-28 08:51
The Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHREC) announced on Wednesday, September 27, that 92.73 percent had voted “yes” in favor of an independent Kurdistan, while 7.23 percent voted “no”, according to initial results. ...

US Senator Chuck Schumer Calls for Independent Kurdish State

The Kurdish Project - 2017-09-28 02:36
The following article was originally published in Kurdistan24. WASHINGTON DC, United States (Kurdistan 24) – New York’s senior senator Chuck Schumer issued a statement on Wednesday calling on the Donald Trump administration to support an independent Kurd ...

Kurdistan Independence Referendum Succeeded: Commission

BAS News - 2017-09-27 17:02
%92.73 Voted "Yes" to independence ERBIL— Kurdistan Region's Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission announced on Wednesday that the referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan Region from Iraq succeeded with %92.73 votes in favor of ind ...

Iraqi Football Federation Chief: Independence Important Not My Post

BAS News - 2017-09-26 17:28
ERBIL— Iraqi Football Federation Chief stated on Tuesday that he has voted in the referendum on independence of the Kurdistan Region and is ready to "sacrifice" his position for an independent Kurdistan. Several Iraqi media outlets reported that Abdulkha ...

76.6 Electors in Kurdistan Voted in Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-25 20:07
ERBIL— The High Independent Elections and Referendum Commission of the Kurdistan Region on Monday evening announced that 76.6 of electors in the Kurdistan have cast their votes in the independence referendum of the Kurdistan which was concluded shortly a ...

In Picture: Barzani Casted Vote for Independent Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-25 09:30
ERBIL — In the early hours after opening polling stations on Monday, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani casted his vote on statehood of his region. Despite Baghdad and the international community putting pressure on Erbil to cancel the independenc ...

In Kurds' Drive Toward Independence, a Lone Dissenter Sounds Alarm

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-09-24 15:57
Branded a traitor, businessman Shaswar Qadir is the only Kurdish figure to run a campaign against the referendum, taking on leaders who have fought for an independent state since the breakup of the Ottoman Empire in 1918. ...

At UN Assembly, Iraq outlines vision for post-conflict reconstruction

United Nations - 2017-09-24 09:10
Iraq is an independent sovereign federal State following democratic processes which have enabled all its people to participate in society, said the country’s top foreign affairs official at the United Nations General Assembly, expressing opposition to a ...

Over 130 International Teams to Observe Kurdistan’s Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-23 15:31
Around 142 TV channels will cover the independence referendum ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Independent High Commission for Elections and Referendum (KIHEC) said that around 136 international teams will be observing the September 25th independence referendu ...

VIDEO: How to Register and Vote Online in Kurdistan's Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-23 09:29
Kurdistan Region's Independent High Commission for Elections and Referendum released a video for the Kurdish diaspora around the world on how to register their names and vote online. The online voting in Kurdistan Region's independence referendum starts ...

Voting duration extended in Afrin region

ANHA - 2017-09-23 09:06
AFRIN- The Independent High Commission of elections in Afrin region extended the duration of elections to 22:00 due to the intensive flock of the people. During a statement to Hawar news agency, the co-chair of Independent High Commission in Afrin canton ...

Cockburn: Barzani Artık Geri Adım Atamaz

Kurdistan Post - 2017-09-21 03:03
Irak Kürdistan Bölgesel Yönetimi’nin (IKBY) 25 Eylül’de düzenlemeyi planladığı bağımsızlık referandumu dünya basınının da bir numaralı gündem maddesi. The Independent gazetesi, deneyimli Ortadoğu muhabiri Patrick Cockburn’ün kaleminden bir analiz yayımla ...

How to Mitigate the Risks of Iraqi Kurdistan's Referendum

International Crisis Group - 2017-09-20 16:46
A century-long quest for an independent Kurdistan has encouraged Iraqi Kurds to exploit Iraq’s ongoing crises and schedule a referendum on 25 September 2017. But the referendum is more a reflection of Iraq’s disorder than the Kurds’ readiness for stateho ...

Kurdistan Referendum Arrangements Completed in Nineveh

BAS News - 2017-09-19 16:39
ERBIL— The preparations for holding the referendum of the independence of the Kurdistan Region in Nineveh province are finished, said the Nineveh chief of the Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHERC) of the Kurdistan Region. A report ...

IHERC: Kurdistanis diaspora can vote in Referendum without ration Card

Waar Media - 2017-09-18 18:04
WAAR-DUHOK: On Monday, the Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHERC) removed a major obstacle for those in the Diaspora taking part in the referendum for the Kurdistan Region. The people of the Kurdistan Region are heading toward a his ...

Kurdish Diaspora Can Vote in Referendum Without Ration Card: IHERC

BAS News - 2017-09-18 15:26
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHERC) announced on Monday that the Kurdish diaspora is now allowed to participate in the upcoming independence vote without the ration card as part of the required document ...

IHEC Required to Set New Date for Provincial Elections

BAS News - 2017-09-17 23:06
ERBIL— The Iraqi government has officially demanded the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) to assign a date for the fourth provincial elections in the Iraqi provinces. Sarbast Mustafa, the chairman of the IHEC commissioners, told BasNews on Sun ...

IHERC Extends Duration for Presidential Nomination

BAS News - 2017-09-17 23:06
ERBIL— Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHERC) announced on Sunday that the duration for nominating candidates for the position of Kurdistan Region's president has been extended. The nomination deadline has been extended from Septemb ...

AN INDEPENDENT KURDISTAN

Roji Kurd - 2017-09-17 00:04
As a country that needed any help we could get in 1948, we have our own conscience to guide us in 2017. Amid the generally dismal state of affairs in the ongoing human tragedy of the Syrian upheaval, our government has at last shined Israel’s light on the ...

Israeli PM repeats his country’s support for independent Kurdistan

Waar Media - 2017-09-13 13:36
WAAR-DUHOK: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his country’s support for the establishment of a state for the people of Kurdistan on Tuesday, making him the first head of state to support a “legitimate” process for Kurdistan’s independen ...

Israel’s Netanyahu: Statehood “Legitimate” Right of Kurds

BAS News - 2017-09-13 02:07
ERBIL — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has showing his country’s support to a future independent state of Kurdistan. In an official statement on Tuesday, Netanyahu said that Israel supports the establishment of an independent state for Kurds i ...

Independent Kurdistan Would Enhance Stability: Israeli Official

BAS News - 2017-09-13 00:19
ERBIL — An independent Kurdistan would contribute to stability in the Middle East, an Israeli official said during a conference in Washington on Tuesday. Former Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Major General Yair Gola ...

IHERC: Polling station information now available online

Waar Media - 2017-09-08 13:06
WAAR-DUHOK: The Independent High Election and Referendum Commission (IHERC) has created a website providing polling booth location information for voters ahead of this month’s referendum. Registered voters can enter their ration card number and province ...

Nineveh Arab Tribes Urge Arabs to Vote in Favor of Independent Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-07 17:39
ERBIL— The Arab tribes of Nineveh province call for participating in Kurdistan independence referendum and voting in favor of statehood for Kurdistan, warning against any pressure to boycott the process. In a statement, the spokesperson of tribes, Muzahm ...

Electoral Commission Monitoring Independence Vote Campaign

BAS News - 2017-09-07 15:00
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission has urged all the political factions to remain committed to the rules and regulations of the campaign for the imminent independence referendum. The electoral commission has f ...

IHEC Registering International Observers for Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-07 15:00
ERBIL — Kurdistan’s Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission (KIHEC) is now registering the international observers who intend to observe the upcoming Kurdistan Region’s independence vote. “Kurdistan’s Independent High Elections and Referendu ...

IHERC: 95 percent of Referendum preparations completed

Waar Media - 2017-09-07 14:40
WAAR-DUHOK: The Independent High Election and Referendum Commission (IHERC) announced that 95 percent of the preparations for the independence referendum polling day have been completed. Head of the IHERC Handren Mohammed told media that the very final s ...

Kurdistan Electoral Commission Releases Sample of Referendum Ballot

BAS News - 2017-09-06 12:57
ERBIL — Kurdistan’s Independent High Electoral Commission (KIHEC) has released a sample for the imminent independence referendum. The ballot contains one question wording in Kurdish, Arabic, Turkmen and Syriac languages, with two options of "Yes" and "No ...
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