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Gorran, KIG reiterate their position to postpone Kurdistan referendum

Gorran, KIG reiterate their position to postpone Kurdistan referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Change Movement (Gorran), the second biggest party in Iraqi Kurdistan, and the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) reiterated their position on Monday calling for a delay to the referendum on the independence of Kurdist ...
Gorran, KIG reiterate their position to postpone Kurdistan referendum - E-Kurd

Iraq’s Sunni Arabs Pay Kurdistan Back by Supporting Their Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-28 17:27
ERBIL — Iraqi Sunni Arab leaders gathered on Thursday in Erbil to hold a conference discussing the future of their people and the position of Sunni Arabs on Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum as well as its outcomes. During the conference, the tr ...

Barzani: US Position on Kurdistan’s Independence Vote “Surprising”

BAS News - 2017-09-23 01:13
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said Erbil is surprised by the position of the US on Kurdistan Region’s planned independence referendum. He said the Kurds are not committing a crime by seeking a chance to have their say on their future. ...

How to Mitigate the Risks of Iraqi Kurdistan's Referendum

International Crisis Group - 2017-09-20 16:46
A century-long quest for an independent Kurdistan has encouraged Iraqi Kurds to exploit Iraq’s ongoing crises and schedule a referendum on 25 September 2017. But the referendum is more a reflection of Iraq’s disorder than the Kurds’ readiness for stateho ...

Iran-made Hyundai trucks shipped to Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
TEHRAN,— Soroush Diesel Mabna, the official dealership of South Korea’s Hyundai commercial vehicles, has shipped its first locally produced light-duty trucks to Iraqi Kurdistan. The company clinched a deal with the Iraqis to supply 985 units of its Hyund ...

Turkmen call on Kirkuk residents to boycott Kurdistan referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
KIRKUK,— Turkmen parties in Kirkuk called on Tuesday for the people of Kirkuk province to refuse the referendum on the independence of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region. The Turkmen parties, during a news conference, called for the province to boycott the referend ...

Kurdish woman sets herself on fire in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A 30-year-old Kurdish woman was dead after she set herself on fire in Kelar, a district of Germiyan province in Iraqi Kurdistan. A young woman with the name Arezu Hassan, born in 1987, set her body on fire on the Sept ...

Gorran, KIG Renew Call for Postponing Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-04 16:34
ERBIL— Change Movement (Gorran) and Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) on Monday once again demanded Kurdistan Region political leadership to postpone independence referendum until Kurdistan parliament sets a date for the vote. Leaders from both parties met t ...

Gorran attempts to postpone independence referendum: spokesman

KurdPress - 2017-08-30 08:35
The Spokesman for the Change Movement (Gorran) stated that the planned independence referendum of Kurdistan Region would not benefit the citizens of the region and will make many dangers, noting that Gorran attempts to postpone the referendum. ...

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 ...

KDP, Gorran, KIG to Meet This Week

BAS News - 2017-08-19 10:41
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is said to hold meetings this week with the Change Movement (Gorran) and Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) in hopes of finding a solution to their prolonged political disputes. Nouri Hama Ali, a leading member of KDP, ...