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Ataturk statues under attack in post-referendum 'new' Turkey | Middle East Eye

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Kurdistan Referendum Council to Discuss Future Steps of Independence

BAS News - 2017-10-01 14:21
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s High Council of Referendum is set to convene on Sunday to discuss a number of issues, including changing the designation of the council and the strides in post-referendum phase. The referendum council will adopt a new designati ...

New Book Out: The Kurdish Question Revisited

Kurdish Studies Network - 2017-09-06 11:03
Stansfield, Gareth & Shareef, Mohammed (eds) Hurst, 2017 ISBN: 9781849045919 The Kurds, once marginal in the study of the Middle East and secondary in its international relations, have moved to centre stage in recent years. In Turkey, where the Kurdish qu ...

Iraqi govt denounces decision to include Kirkuk in Kurdistan referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
BAGHDAD,— Saad al-Hadith, the Spokesman for Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, denounced on Tuesday a decision to include Kirkuk in the Kurdish independence referendum, calling the move “illegal and unconstitutional”. “Provinces that don’t belong to t ...

Nearly 5.5 Million Eligible to Vote in Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-04 17:49
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region's Independence High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHERC) expects that approximately 5.5 million people are eligible to vote in the Kurdistan independence referendum. Sherwan Zrar, IHERC spokesperson stated that the number i ...