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US, Baghdad warn against Kurdish independence vote

US, Baghdad warn against Kurdish independence vote

FOX News - 2017-08-11 03:22
As Iraqi Kurds count down the weeks until their landmark independence referendum, U.S. and Baghdad officials are warning the non-binding vote could be undermine the fight against ISIS. ...
US, Baghdad warn against Kurdish independence vote - FOX News

Iraq's Kirkuk province to vote in Kurdish independence referendum

Reuters - 2017-08-29 23:13
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's oil-producing region of Kirkuk will vote in a referendum on Kurdish independence on Sept. 25, its provisional council decided on Tuesday, a move that could increase tension with Arab and Turkmen residents. ...

Iraqi Kurds independence vote is wrong: Turkish FM

KurdPress - 2017-08-24 11:12
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday, August 23, he would tell Kurdish officials later in the day their decision to hold an independence referendum was wrong and that Ankara expects it to cancel the vote. ...

U.S. helps Turkey against PKK: Pentagon

KurdPress - 2017-08-20 08:22
The U.S. defense ministry officials have stated that Washington helps Turkey in fight against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to ease Ankara’s worries over the Kurdish party outlawed in the country and considered as a terrorist group n Turkey, and the ...

Iraqi Kurds to Defy US in Pressing Ahead with Independence Referendum

The Kurdish Project - 2017-08-17 19:35
The following article was originally published in The Independent. Iraqi Kurds have decided to proceed with a referendum on independence despite a US request to postpone the vote. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had asked Kurdistan Regional Government ( ...

US firmly opposes Kurdish independence referendum

KurdPress - 2017-08-06 11:23
The US envoy to the international anti-ISIS coalition, Brett McGurk, said that his country is firmly opposed to the Kurdish independence referendum planned for 25th September in the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq. ...

US firmly opposes Kurdish independence referendum: official

Aranews - 2017-08-06 04:55
ARA News Brett McGurk, the US envoy to the international anti-ISIS coalition, said that the United States government is firmly opposed to the Kurdish independence referendum planned for 25th September in the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq. ”We do not ...

Iraqi Kurds: U.S. Cannot Stop Independence Vote

The Kurdish Project - 2017-08-02 02:28
The following article originally appeared in U.S. News & World Report. The Kurdish regional government’s top diplomat says his people will not bow to U.S. and international pressure to put off a controversial vote on independence from Iraq that would sta ...

LGBT unit joins Kurdish forces in fight against ISIS extremists in Syria

Aranews - 2017-07-26 19:18
ARA News A group of volunteer fighters have joined the ranks of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the fight against ISIS extremists. The group announced the first LGBT brigade formed to combat Islamic State’s (ISIS) jihadists. The Queer I ...

Kurdish businessman lobbies against Kurdistan independence referendum

Waar Media - 2017-07-26 18:48
WAAR-DUHOK: Shaswar Abdulwahid, a Kurdish businessman and the owner of a media conglomerate that includes NRT television channels, announced Tuesday that he will form a movement against the upcoming Kurdish independence referendum and that he will urge p ...