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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 says US position on Kurdistan’s independence vote “surprising”

KurdPress - 2017-09-23 09:55
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said Erbil is surprised by the position of the US on the region’s planned independence referendum, adding that the Kurds are not committing a crime by seeking a chance to have their say on their future. ...

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 ...

Turkey's Erdogan, Iraq's Abadi to discuss Iraqi Kurdish referendum

Reuters - 2017-09-17 21:11
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will meet Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi this week to discuss their concerns about an independence referendum in Iraq's Kurdish region. ...

Kurdish MPs Boycott Iraq’s Parliament Decision to Reject Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-12 12:43
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi Parliament voted on Tuesday to reject Kurdistan Region’s planned independence referendum, a decision which was immediately boycotted by the Kurdish lawmakers in Baghdad. Kurdish member of Iraqi Parliament, Ashwaq Jaf, insists that the ...

Barzani refuses Arab League’s request to postpone Kurdistan Independence Referendum

Waar Media - 2017-09-10 16:02
WAAR-DUHOK: Meeting with the Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Abul Ghent in Erbil, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has made it clear that holding the independence referendum is a decision of the people and political parties of Kurdistan Regi ...

PKK confirms arrest of Turkish intelligence MIT officials in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A senior member of the PKK umbrella group has confirmed that they have arrested “officials” of the Turkish intelligence agency, MIT, in Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan adding that if they find it necessary, they are prep ...

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 ...

Turkey says Kirkuk’s decision to join Kurdistan referendum ‘dangerous’ move

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
ANKARA,— The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Tuesday described a decision by the Kirkuk Provincial Council to include the city in the referendum on the independence of Kurdistan as a “dangerous” move. “While the independence referendum is a mistake in and of ...

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, KIG reiterate their position to postpone Kurdish referendum

NRT - 2017-09-04 13:14

Iraqi PM: Kirkuk Provincial Council’s vote to run Kurdistan Independence Referendum is “Wrong”

Waar Media - 2017-08-30 10:35
WAAR-DUHOK: 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 coun ...

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, ...

Kurdistan Islamic Group (Komal) releases the statement

KNNC - 2017-08-14 13:04
Kurdistan Islamic Group (Komal) from our enthusiasm to overcome these political, legitimate and economic crisis that ...