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HDP on Kurdistan’s Independence Vote: Historic Day

HDP on Kurdistan’s Independence Vote: Historic Day

BAS News - 2017-09-06 12:57
ERBIL — The planned independence referendum on 25th September will make it a “historic day” for Kurds, to which the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) offers total support, said Osman Baydemir, the party’s spokesperson. “We call on the people to go to the p ...
HDP on Kurdistan’s Independence Vote: Historic Day - BAS News

Leyla Zana Urges UN SG to Support Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-24 23:27
ERBIL — Leyla Zana, a prominent Kurdish lawmaker from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey, urged the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to show support for the Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum scheduled for the 25th of September. ...

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. ...

Trump, Erdogan reject KRG independence referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-22 11:40
US President Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey rejected a plan by Iraqi Kurds to hold an independence vote and called for "intense" talks, the White House has said. ...

Senior Marshal of Polish Parliament Supports Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-13 11:53
ERBIL — Kornel Morawiecki, Senior Marshal of the Polish parliament, MP and Chairman of Free and Solidarity political party, expressed support for the referendum and independence of Kurdistan Region. During a press conference on September 12 in the Polish ...

Conference Held in Istanbul on Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-10 23:48
ISTANBUL — A number of Kurdish academics, journalists and politicians gathered together on Sunday in the Turkish city of Istanbul to participate in a conference organized by the Initiative to Support the Independence Referendum. The conference had the pu ...

Moscow Will Assess Results of Kurdistan’s Referendum: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-09 11:19
ERBIL — Russian deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Friday that Moscow will assess the outcome of Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum after it happens. Bogdanov said that Russia will assess the results of Kurdistan’s independence refe ...

IHEC Registering International Observers for Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-07 15:00
ERBIL — Kurdistan’s Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission (KIHEC) is now registering the international observers who intend to observe the upcoming Kurdistan Region’s independence vote. “Kurdistan’s Independent High Elections and Referendu ...

Ethnic-Religious Groups in Duhok Campaign for Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-07 12:59
DUHOK — The followers of different religions and ethnicities rallied in support of Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum in Duhok Province on Thursday. Representatives and followers of various ethnic-religious groups, including Muslims, Christians, ...

UK Minister of State in Erbil to Discuss Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-04 01:21
ERBIL — A British senior delegation, headed by Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth office, arrived in Kurdistan Region’s capital Erbil overnight Sunday, planning to discuss the imminent independence vote with top Kurdish officials. Alistai ...

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. ...

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. ...

Christians Will Vote in Favor of Kurdistan’s Independence: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-07 15:17
ERBIL — The Christian population of the Kurdistan Region supports the independence for the region and will vote ‘yes’ in September 25th referendum on Kurdistan’s secession from Iraq, said a Christian official from Ankawa district, western Erbil. Ano Anka ...