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Kurds in Denmark to Gather in Support of Independence Referendum

Kurds in Denmark to Gather in Support of Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-16 14:38
ERBIL — Kurds in Denmark are preparing an event in the country’s capital of Copenhagen in support of the independence referendum of Kurdistan Region. The event, in which well-known Kurdish singer Shivan Parwar will be singing, is set for 17th September. ...
Kurds in Denmark to Gather in Support of Independence Referendum - BAS News

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 ...

International Campaign Launched in Support of Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-08-19 23:40
SULAYMANIYAH — A Kurdish organisation has launched an international campaign in support for the September independence referendum in the Kurdistan Region. The campaign, titled “Long Live Kurdistan”, was kicked off on Saturday in Sulaymaniyah by the Kurdi ...

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 ( ...

Iraqi Kurdistan lawmaker calls for suspension of independence referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Ali Hama Salih, a member of the Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament from the Change (Gorran) Movement said suspension of the referendum of independence is the best solution to the existing differences over the issue. The Kurdi ...

Kurds may end up creating a number of independent states: Kirkuk governor

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurds may end up creating a number of independent states as parts of the nation living in Turkey, Iran and Syria have their own features and identify themselves as distinct people, the governor of an Iraqi governor ...

Diaspora Kurds to Vote Electronically in Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-11 20:25
ERBIL — The people of Kurdistan Region who are currently living abroad would be allowed to vote electronically in the planned independence referendum on 25th September. Karwan Jalal, an official from the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) told ...

Yezidis Seeking Their Region to Become a Province of Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-08-06 13:50
Yezidis will vote ‘yes’ in the upcoming independence referendum, Waisi Naif says SINJAR — The Yezidi hometown of Sinjar wouldn’t have faced such atrocities if it were a province of Kurdistan Region, said a Yezidi official, adding that Barzani’s promise t ...

Yezidis Seeking Their Areas to Be Part of Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-08-03 15:52
SINJAR — On the 3rd anniversary of Sinjar attack by the Islamic State (IS) militants , the Kurdish Yezidi minority in the city of Sinjar is seeking for their areas to be part of the Kurdistan Region. Mahma Khalil, mayor of Sinjar region, told BasNews tha ...

Over 85% of Yezidis in Favor of Kurdistan’s Independence: Leader

BAS News - 2017-07-24 11:11
SINJAR — Kurdish Yezidis support the referendum and independence of Kurdistan Region, describing it as “a significant step towards connecting Sinjar city to Lalish temple.” Mir Dasin Faruq Bag, a leader of the Yezidi community, told BasNews that the Kurd ...

Baghdad cannot prevent referendum in Kurdistan Region: Mahmoud Osman

KurdPress - 2017-07-23 08:02
A former Iraqi parliament deputy and Kurdish politician, Mahmoud Osman, stated over the plan of Kurdistan Region to hold a referendum of independence on September that the central Iraqi government in Baghdad will not be able to prevent the referendum. ...