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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

Masrour Barzani Urges Kurdistan Public to Exercise Their Responsibility towards Independence

BAS News - 2017-08-31 16:08
ERBIL— Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani on Thursday renewed the call on the people of Kurdistan to vote for independence of Kurdistan in September 25, 2017 referendum. In a congratulatory message for the occasion of ...

[IN PICTURES]: Kurds in Mardin, Turkey Rally in Support of Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-08-27 10:31
MARDIN — Kurds in Mardin Province in Turkey’s Kurdish southeast organized on Saturday a rally in support of Kurdistan Region’s independence from Iraq. On Saturday evening, a large number of people in Mardin gathered in Kosar area in the city to show thei ...

The Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps Shelled the border region of Kurdistan Region

Kurdpa - 2017-08-22 10:23
Kurdpa agency: The Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps Shelled the borders of Kurdistan Region again. ...

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 ...

Turkmen Official Calls on Turkmens to Vote ‘Yes’ in Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-18 15:40
KIRKUK — A Turkmen official calls on Turkmens to vote ‘yes’ in the upcoming referendum on Kurdistan Region’s independence. “We call on Turkmen people to vote ‘yes’ in the September 25th independence referendum of Kurdistan Region,” Doraid Qoriyali, Deput ...

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 ( ...

A Man Marches from Mahabad to Erbil in Support of Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-08-15 12:38
ERBIL — To express his strong support to the independence of the Kurdistan Region, a Kurdish man from Mahabad, the capital of the first Kurdish republic, had been marching from his city to Erbil. Mam Tahir, a middle-aged man from Iranian Kurdistan, began ...

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 ...

Kurdistan referendum likely to result in shortage of agricultural goods: minister

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s minister of agriculture, Abdul Star Majid, warned on Monday the region’s independence referendum will likely result in an increase to the price of goods and he demanded a postponement to th ...

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 ...

KIHEC to open offices in Kirkuk, Mosul for Kurdistan Independence Referendum

Waar Media - 2017-08-10 11:55
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region’s Independent High Electoral Commission (KIHEC) will open offices in Mosul and Kirkuk in preparation for the September independence referendum, an official told Rudaw Jutyar Adil, a member of (KIHEC), said on Wednesday that t ...

Referendum an attempt to export crises out of Kurdistan Region: deputy

KurdPress - 2017-08-08 09:07
A parliament deputy in the Iraqi Parliament reiterated his opposition to the Kurdistan Region referendum scheduled for September 25 and stated that it is an attempt by Kurdish officials to export the region’s crises. ...

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 ...

Barzani: Independence is the best solutions to end the suffering of Kurdistan Region people

Waar Media - 2017-08-01 10:28
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani encouraged the people to exercise their unity as they approach a vote on independence while speaking a ceremony on Monday to mark the 34th anniversary of the Barzanis’ Anfal at the hands of the fo ...

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. ...

Turkey foreign ministry expresses opposition to independence of Kurdistan Region

KurdPress - 2017-07-19 10:35
Turkey foreign minister expressed in a statement its opposition to the independence of the Iraqi autonomous region of Kurdistan. ...