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Barzani in 56th anniversary of Great September Revolution, Only two weeks left for our nation independence and freedom

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Barzani urges US to support Kurdistan Region

KurdPress - 2017-09-18 11:04
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani urged the United States, in a message to a rally of Kurds in the US, to “stand by the people of Kurdistan.” ...

Barzani and Iraqi VP Allawi Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-09-12 12:43
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received on Tuesday Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi. On Tuesday, September 12, a delegation from the Iraqi National Alliance, headed by its leader Ayad Allawi, visited Barzani in Erbil for discussions ov ...

Kobani expresses support for Rojhilat uprising

ANHA - 2017-09-11 15:46
The institutions of Democratic Autonomous Administration and the Democratic Society Movement in the canton of Kobani released a statement expressing their support for the uprising of the people in Rojhilat Kurdistan "the people who aspire to freedom canno ...

Barzani: Kurdistan Will Record New History on 25th September

BAS News - 2017-09-10 19:33
ERBIL— The people of Kurdistan has staged the revolution "Yes for Independence" and will record a new history on 25th September, stated Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani. In a congratulatory message for the 56th anniversary of fermenting Great Se ...

Turkey Claims It Killed Nearly 100 PKK Fighters in Two Weeks

BAS News - 2017-09-10 10:48
ERBIL — Turkish security forces claimed on Saturday they have killed 99 guerrillas of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) over the past two weeks. According to an official statement, the Kurdish fighters were targeted in Sirnak and Hakkari provinces where ...

Torture returns to Turkey

The Economist - 2017-09-08 13:25
The iron fist THE masked special-ops officers barged into their apartment in Diyarbakir, in Turkey’s south-east, in the dead of a December night, says Tulay Yer-Celik. For the next two hours Mrs Yer-Celik, her month-old son and her mother-in-law listened ...

Kurdistan Region President meets with US Secretary of Defense

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-06 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani met with a senior American delegation headed by Secretary of Defense James Mattis in Erbil. According to the official website of the Kurdistan Region Presidency, P ...

The unclear situation of a Kurd prisoner in Urmia Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-09-05 06:54
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, “Saber Shaykh Abdullah”, arrested in 2014 in charge of membership in a Kurdish party and planning and carrying out a bombing in the city of Mahabad, remains uncertain and without a lawyer ...

Barzani and Abadi discuss cooperation against IS on phone

KurdPress - 2017-09-03 09:39
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi spoke over the phone on Saturday and discussed the latest developments in the war against Islamic State (IS), said Kurdistan Region Presidency (KRP). ...

Barzani: We Have Entered Historic Days for Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-08-30 10:53
Independence vote will be held on time, Barzani reiterates ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said that Kurdistan Region has entered a historic period as it is only a few weeks away from holding an independence vote, scheduled for Septembe ...

Barzani: We Will Establish a Democratic and Multi-ethnic State

BAS News - 2017-08-21 14:45
“We will not build a Kurdish nation state,” Barzani says ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stated on Monday they will not establish a “Kurdish nation state”, but rather a democratic state based on citizenship. In a meeting with women, stu ...