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Archbishop of Erbil Votes in Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-25 14:18
ERBIL — Christians in Erbil enthusiastically headed to the polls to vote in a historic referendum on Kurdistan Region’s independence. Bashar Matti Warda, a Chaldean Catholic cleric and the Archbishop of Erbil, voted in the independence referendum of Kurd ...

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. ...

Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum Certain to Happen: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-21 13:19
ERBIL — A member of the Kurdistan Region’s Referendum Council said that they will continue the dialogue with Baghdad over the disputes, reiterating that the independence vote will be held on time. Mohamad Elkhani, a member of Kurdistan’s High Referendum ...

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 ...

Hawija Operation Won’t Impact Independence Referendum: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-06 16:06
KIKRUK — Hawija operation will not have a negative impact on the Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum set to happen on September 25, Kamal Kirkuki, Commander of Peshmerga Forces on Kirkuk’s western front said on Wednesday. Kirkuki told BasNews “Lib ...

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 ...

Iran warns Kirkuk over joining Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
TEHRAN,— Iran on Wednesday warned the Iraqi province of Kirkuk against taking part in next month’s Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum, saying it is “wrong, provocative and unacceptable”. A statement from the foreign ministry described as “dangerous” ...

Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum Almost Overdue: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-14 14:29
ERBIL — The referendum on Kurdistan Region’s independence from Iraq should have happened earlier as statehood may never be granted to a nation, but obtained, said Jafar Imniki, Deputy Speaker of Kurdistan Region Parliament. During a symposium in Erbil on ...