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U.S. says Kurdistan will not get int’l support for independence unless it becomes democracy

U.S. says Kurdistan will not get int’l support for independence unless it becomes democracy - E-Kurd

Iraq Crackdown on Kurdistan: Kurds Being Expelled from Dhi Qar Province

BAS News - 2017-09-30 15:48
ERBIL — The provincial council of Dhi Qar in south of Iraq decided on Saturday to expel over 1,000 Kurds to follow the footstep of Baghdad’s growing sanctions against the Kurds. Citing a Kurdish resident of the province, The Baghdad Post said that the ma ...

Turkish Ex-Minister Says Kurdistan Referendum Would not Lead to War

BAS News - 2017-09-21 01:16
ERBIL — Former Turkish Foreign Minister said on Wednesday that Turkey would not view the Kurdistan Region's independence referendum as a reason for war. According to Yasar Yakis, former FM and one of the founders of the ruling Justice and Development Par ...

Kurdish official reveals U.S. alternative for referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-16 11:41
The Secretary General of the Kurdistan Socialist Party Muhammad Haji Mahmoud told Asharq al-Awsat that the U.S., France and Britain have asked the Kurdistan Regional government to postpone its planned referendum for two years and the Kurdish and referendu ...

Erbil Expects Turkey, Iran to Respect the Will of Kurdistan People

BAS News - 2017-09-12 21:28
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region of Iraq has no intentions to contribute to the creation of a Kurdish state in neighboring Iran or Turkey, but expects both countries to respect the rights of the local Kurds, a spokesperson of the Kurdistan Regional Governmen ...

Iran says warns off U.S. U2 spy plane, drone

Waar Media - 2017-09-03 17:00
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran’s air defenses have forced an approaching U.S. spy plane and a reconnaissance drone to change course near its air space over the past six months, a military official was quoted as saying on Sunday . Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, comm ...

Barzani: Blood of Martyrs Will Not Go to Waste

BAS News - 2017-08-31 16:39
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani reiterated on Thursday that through the sacrifices made by martyrs, Kurdistan will attain independence. In a message for congratulating Eid al-Adha (falling on Friday), Barzani wrote to the families of the ...

Sheikh Issa: Turkish occupation attacks will not affect elections

ANHA - 2017-08-31 10:29
The co-chair of the Executive Council in the canton of Afrin Othman Sheikh Issa said that the attacks of the Turkish occupation army on the center of the canton will not weaken the determination of the people about holding the elections and declaring fede ...

U.S. in not against referendum: Kirkuk governor

KurdPress - 2017-08-20 12:54
Najmaddin Karim, the governor of the Iraqi northern province of Kirkuk, stated that he has net U.S. officials directly and discussed the scheduled referendum of Kurdistan Region and they are not against the referendum, set for September 25. ...

U.S. helps Turkey against PKK: Pentagon

KurdPress - 2017-08-20 08:22
The U.S. defense ministry officials have stated that Washington helps Turkey in fight against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to ease Ankara’s worries over the Kurdish party outlawed in the country and considered as a terrorist group n Turkey, and the ...

Two U.S. service members killed, five injured in northern Iraq

Waar Media - 2017-08-13 18:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Two U.S. service members were killed and five injured during combat operations in northern Iraq on Sunday, the military said, adding that initial reports indicated the incident was not due to enemy contact. In a statement the military said th ...

Two U.S. service members killed, five injured in northern Iraq

Reuters - 2017-08-13 18:01
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. service members were killed and five injured during combat operations in northern Iraq on Sunday, the military said, adding that initial reports indicated the incident was not due to enemy contact. ...

Establishing Kurdish state would serve U.S. interests: analyst

KurdPress - 2017-08-12 12:04
According to Turkish political analyst Mahmut Bozarslan, U.S. Special envoy to the anti-IS coalition Brett McGurk’s statement that Washington was against the referendum of Kurdistan Region and its independence from iarq was of a temporary nature and did n ...