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Iraq Does Not Pose Obstacles to Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum: FM

Iraq Does Not Pose Obstacles to Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum: FM

BAS News - 2017-08-07 15:17
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi central government will not create obstacles on Kurdistan Region’s path towards holding the independence referendum, the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ibrahim Jafaari, said. Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament, Ardalan Nou ...
Iraq Does Not Pose Obstacles to Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum: FM - BAS News

PM repeats Turkey’s opposition to Kurdistan Region referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-06 12:40
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has reiterated Turkey’s strong opposition against the Iraqi Kurdish autonomous government’s bid to hold an independence referendum late September, describing the move as a “grave mistake.” ...

UK Minister of State arrives in Erbil to discuss referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-04 11:03
A British senior delegation, headed by Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth office, arrived in Kurdistan Region’s capital Erbil overnight Sunday, planning to discuss the imminent independence vote with top Kurdish officials, BasNews reported ...

UK Minister of State in Erbil to Discuss Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-04 01:21
ERBIL — A British senior delegation, headed by Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth office, arrived in Kurdistan Region’s capital Erbil overnight Sunday, planning to discuss the imminent independence vote with top Kurdish officials. Alistai ...

Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum Almost Overdue: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-14 14:29
ERBIL — The referendum on Kurdistan Region’s independence from Iraq should have happened earlier as statehood may never be granted to a nation, but obtained, said Jafar Imniki, Deputy Speaker of Kurdistan Region Parliament. During a symposium in Erbil on ...

Christians Will Vote in Favor of Kurdistan’s Independence: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-07 15:17
ERBIL — The Christian population of the Kurdistan Region supports the independence for the region and will vote ‘yes’ in September 25th referendum on Kurdistan’s secession from Iraq, said a Christian official from Ankawa district, western Erbil. Ano Anka ...

PUK Firm on Holding Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-05 11:16
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is serious on holding Kurdistan’s independence referendum on time, and it may not change it’s position, said an official. The remarks were made by the party’s top officials in a meeting with the Turkish Cons ...

Iraqi IHEC Ready to Assist Kurdistan’s IHEC: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-02 14:28
ERBIL — Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) is ready to provide support to Kurdistan’s IHEC if asked by the latter for running the upcoming independence referendum, said an official from the Iraqi IHEC. Ali Qadir, head of Iraqi IHEC in Erb ...

Kurdistan Region hopes to reactivate parliament in two weeks

KurdPress - 2017-07-31 10:20
Senior assistant to Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, Hemin Hawrami, said on Sunday that the region hopes that the parliament will meet again on August 15, and that all preparations for holding a Kurdish independence referendum on 25 September wi ...

KRG Responds to HRW’s Report on Expulsion of Yezidis From Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-07-11 23:34
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) High Committee to Evaluate and Respond to International Reports (HCERIR) said in a statement on Tuesday that nobody has been forcibly expelled from the Kurdistan Region, as a response to a report by the H ...