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Russia not to destabilize Kurdish-populated regions: expert

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Kurdish Official Responds to Maliki’s Statement Against Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-18 12:02
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament’s Deputy Speaker, Jaafer Emniki, strongly responded to the recent statement of Iraqi VP Nouri al-Maliki who has said they would not allow a “second Israel” to be created in the Middle East, in reference to Kurdistan Re ...

95% of People Expected to Vote "Yes" to Independence: Kurdish Official

BAS News - 2017-09-17 17:04
ERBIL — An estimation of 95% of people in Kurdistan Region are expected to vote in favour of independence on the referendum day, said a Kurdish politician. Kurdistan Region is scheduled to hold an independence vote on 25th September, which also allows th ...

New Book Out: The Kurdish Question Revisited

Kurdish Studies Network - 2017-09-06 11:03
Stansfield, Gareth & Shareef, Mohammed (eds) Hurst, 2017 ISBN: 9781849045919 The Kurds, once marginal in the study of the Middle East and secondary in its international relations, have moved to centre stage in recent years. In Turkey, where the Kurdish qu ...

Turkey will not allow a Kurdish state on its borders: Erdogan

KurdPress - 2017-08-23 11:37
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated his country will not allow the foundation of a Kurdish state on its southern border, reiterating earlier comments on the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing the People’s Protection Units (YPG) ...

Turkey, Iran Jointly Work to Prevent Kurdish Autonomy in Syria

BAS News - 2017-08-22 23:49
ERBIL — Turkey and Iran reached an agreement on Monday to ensure Syrian regime’s Bashar al-Assad reasserts control over Kurdish territories in northern Syria, said the Iranian Chief of GeneralI Staff Mohammad Baqeri. The agreement aims to prevent any Kur ...

Kirkuk governor refuses to lower Kurdish flag

KurdPress - 2017-08-19 07:16
The governor of Iraq's northern oil-rich province of Kirkuk has declined to lower the flag of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) fluttering over public places. ...

IS Demands Members to Grow Hair Or Else Get Whipped

BAS News - 2017-08-14 19:47
ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) organization in Hawija, 60 km southwest of Kirkuk, has demanded its members not to cut their hair short or they will be whipped. Iraqi al-Sumania news, citing informed sources from Kirkuk, reported on Monday that the IS memb ...

French Diplomat Urges Kurds to Remain Firm in Holding Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-13 20:58
ERBIL — France’s former Consul General to Erbil, Tissot Frédéric, has urged the Kurdistan Region to not postpone the independence referendum, and proceed with the plan firmly. “I say to my Kurdish brothers to postpone the referendum would be a historic f ...