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Kurd poll won’t solve region’s woes: Iraqi Shia leader – Middle East Monitor

Kurd poll won’t solve region’s woes: Iraqi Shia leader – Middle East Monitor - Middleeastmonitor

Trudeau won’t weigh in on Kurdish independence, citing Quebec lesson

Roji Kurd - 2017-09-27 00:00
Roji Kurd: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pointed to his own experience in two Quebec referendums to explain why Canada won’t weigh in on the push for independence by Iraq’s Kurdish population. Yet silence may not be enough if violence erupts, ...

Turkey says it won't accept Kurdish independence vote

Washington Times - 2017-09-23 14:28
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's government will never accept a separate Kurdish state in neighboring Iraq and won't refrain from taking steps to prevent it, the Turkish prime minister said Friday. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim again called on Iraqi Kurdi ...

Macron: France Won’t Stand Against Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-19 20:49
ERBIL — President Emmanuel Macron of France said on Tuesday that his country will not oppose to Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum scheduled for next week. Speaking to reporters on the sideline of the UN’s General Assembly in New York, Macron how ...

Russia Emphasizes the Involvement of Kurds in Intra-Syria Talks

BAS News - 2017-09-08 15:33
ERBIL — Russian President's special envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Mikhail Bogdanov, has reaffirmed the importance the presence of Syrian Kurds in the talks on peace settlement in Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Bogdanov met ...

Hawija Operation Won’t Impact Independence Referendum: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-06 16:06
KIKRUK — Hawija operation will not have a negative impact on the Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum set to happen on September 25, Kamal Kirkuki, Commander of Peshmerga Forces on Kirkuk’s western front said on Wednesday. Kirkuki told BasNews “Lib ...

Planned Kurdish Referendum on Independence Unsettles Iraqis, U.S.

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-08-30 18:13
A referendum on Kurdistan’s independence, set for Sept. 25, has Baghdad and Washington concerned over political consequences, and Arabs displaced in fight against Islamic State worried they won’t be allowed to go home. ...

Abadi: Kirkuk's Decision to Participate in Kurdistan Referendum "Wrong"

BAS News - 2017-08-29 20:19
ERBIL— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi stated on Tuesday that Kirkuk Provincial Council's vote to run Kurdistan Region's Independence referendum in the province is "wrong." Abadi made the comment in his weekly address, shortly after Kirkuk council r ...

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 ...

Iraqi Forces Union Won’t Stand Against Kurds’ Aspirations: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-20 13:42
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s referendum delegation met in Baghdad with the Iraqi Forces Union on Sunday for discussions over the upcoming independence referendum of Kurdistan Region. In a press conference after the meeting, Salah al-Jabouri, head of the un ...

Kurdistan Region’s senior delegation discusses referendum with Iraqi PM

Waar Media - 2017-08-15 12:37
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region’s senior delegation on independence referendum concluded late on Monday a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad. Erbil’s delegation expressed Kurdistan Region’s firmness on its decision to hold the refe ...

Türkiye-Suriye sınırnda 2 sivil daha öldürüldü

BAS News - 2017-08-12 16:35
BasNews- İdlib üzerinden Türkiye-Suriye sınırını geçmeye çalışan 1’i kadın 2 Suriyeli daha açılan ateş sonucu yaşamını yitirdiği bildirildi.Suriye İnsan Hakları Gözlemevi’nin yaptığı açıklamada "Dün Suriye’nin İdlib eyaletinin Darkuş kasabası yakınlarınd ...