Breaking News from Kurdistan, Europe and Middle East

Barzani Holds on to Kurdistan Independence Referendum - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English

Barzani Holds on to Kurdistan Independence Referendum - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English - Aawsat

VP of EU Parliament Pledges Support to Kurdistan Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-05-12 22:58
ERBIL — Vice President of the EU Parliament, Ryszard Czarnecki, expressed support for an imminent referendum on Kurdistan Region's independence from Iraq, saying it should be held in a democratic and peaceful atmosphere. The remarks were made during a me ...

Iraqi PM shows no opposition to Kurdistan independence referendum

Waar Media - 2017-05-12 17:26
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will not pose any obstacles to the process of referendum on Kurdistan Region independence, said a Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament. Following a meeting with Abadi on Thursday, MP Ardalan Nouralld ...

Abadi Shows No Opposition to Kurdistan Independence Referendum: MP

BAS News - 2017-05-12 00:49
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will not pose any obstacles to the process of referendum on Kurdistan Region independence, said a Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament. Following a meeting with Abadi on Thursday, MP Ardalan Nouralldin ...

US Informed about KRG’s Plan to Hold Independence Referendum: Envoy

BAS News - 2017-04-27 02:07
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region has recently renewed diplomatic efforts to set the ground for holding a referendum on its independence from Iraq which is promised to happened before the end of this year. During an exclusive interview with BasNews, Kurdistan Reg ...

Barzani: We Employ a Peaceful Way to Gain Independence

BAS News - 2017-04-20 15:33
Those who criticize the referendum on Kurdistan independence have misapprehended it ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said they continue the project of referendum on independence, stating that the criticism levelled at the project resulte ...

Kurdistan independence not to be easy process: Official

KurdPress - 2017-04-18 08:37
It will not be easy for Kurdistan Region to become independence as there are many differences both in the region and in whole Iraq, Hemin Hawrami, a senior assistant to the region’s President Massoud Barzani, said. ...

Mahmoud Othman: Favorable Situation for Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-04-16 00:34
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region should not delay efforts to prepare the ground for the independence referendum so it will not be distracted by new challenges after the defeat of Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, said Mahmoud Othman, an influential Kurdish politician. ...

UN Agrees to Oversee Kurdistan Independence Referendum: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-01 13:53
Kurdistan Region will hold a referendum on independence in 2017 ERBIL — The independence referendum in Kurdistan Region will be held this year and the United Nations (UN) and the US will have a supporting role in the move, said Muhammed Haji Mahmud, Secr ...

Turkey objects Iraqi Kurdistan plans to hold independence referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
ANKARA,— Turkey opposes an initiative by Iraqi Kurdistan authorities to hold a referendum on the region’s independence, Turkey’s presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Friday. A top aide to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said a referend ...