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PUK, KDP hold meeting, to implement new roadmap

PUK, KDP hold meeting, to implement new roadmap

KurdPress - 2017-08-09 10:22
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), two major parties of Kurdistan Region, held a meeting on Tuesday in Erbil to discuss the internal issues and the independence referendum. ...
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[IN PICTURES]: Campaign for Independence Referendum Launched in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-09-05 11:58
ERBIL— The official campaign for the upcoming referendum on independence of the Kurdistan Region began on Tuesday in Erbil. Kurdistan Region has scheduled an independence referendum for September 25 to allow people in the region to determine their future ...

Kirkuk Decides to Participate in Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-08-29 11:40
KIRKUK — The Kurdish city of Kirkuk which is outside Kurdistan Region’s administration agreed to take part in the upcoming referendum on Kurdistan Region’s independence from Iraq. The provincial council of Kirkuk held a session on Tuesday during which 24 ...

Kurdish Journalists Launches March to Support Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-21 19:41
ERBIL— A Kurdish journalist from Duhok has launched a march to support the independence referendum of Kurdistan. Ranj Omar is set to cross 600 km distance between the cities of Duhok and Sulaimaniyah on foot and in 30 days. He told BasNews he hopes his m ...

Gorran-KDP to hold meeting on Monday

KurdPress - 2017-08-20 12:54
A member of the Change Movement’s (Gorran) National Council said there are plans to hold a meeting with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Monday, August 21. ...

MP Henry Smith: UK to Face New Realities If Kurds Vote for Independence

BAS News - 2017-08-15 11:11
ERBIL — UK parliament member Henry Smith, who is also a vice-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Kurdistan, stated that there is “logic and justice” in an independent Kurdistan and that Kurds have the right to negotiate statehood with Ba ...

Gorran Ready to Discuss Reconvening Parliament and Referendum with KDP

BAS News - 2017-08-10 14:47
Gorran Movement held a meeting on Thursday SULAYMANIYAH — Gorran (Change) Movement which is yet to join the pro-referendum parties in the Kurdistan Region held a session earlier today and decided to meet with Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) for discussi ...

Barzani says independent Kurdistan to be multi-ethnic, multi-religious

Aranews - 2017-08-10 04:47
ARA News The Kurdish President Masoud Barzani on Wednesday said that those who asked to postpone the referendum on Kurdistan’s independence “must show an alternative”, in response to a new movement against the referendum launched by NRT owner Shaswar Abd ...

The complicated situation of detained prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-07 23:43
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, on Tuesday 1 August 2017, 53 political prisoners in the Raja’i Shahr prison of Karaj, who were transferred to a new ward in the las week in the halls number 10 of the prison , Their relati ...

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 ...

Part of PUK, Gorran Work to Postpone Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-07-25 11:03
ERBIL — Influential factions within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and Change Movement (Gorran) are now working to delay the independence referendum which is set to be held on 25th September this year. Earlier on June 7th, Kurdistan Region President Ma ...

KDP and Gorran to Meet after Barzani's Return from Europe: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-13 16:05
ERBIL— Face-to-face talks between two major parties of the Kurdistan Region which are divided over referendum will take place after Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani returns from Europe, said a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leadership c ...