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For Iraq’s Long-Suffering Kurds, Independence Beckons

For Iraq’s Long-Suffering Kurds, Independence Beckons

The Kurdish Project - 2017-09-11 21:51
The following article was originally published in The New York Times. BARZAN, Iraq — A pair of rusted eyeglasses, a grimy antique watch, torn bank notes and old identification cards. These simple items on display at a museum here in northern Iraq, dug fr ...
For Iraq’s Long-Suffering Kurds, Independence Beckons - The Kurdish Project

Iraq’s Former President Jalal Talabani Dead

The Kurdish Project - 2017-10-04 06:14
The following article was originally published in Al Jazeera. Jalal Talabani, former president of Iraq and Kurdish politician, has died in Germany aged 84. He was Iraq’s president from 2005 to 2014 and a key figure in the Kurdish region of Iraq, where vo ...

More than 92% of Voters in Iraqi Kurdistan Back Independence

The Kurdish Project - 2017-09-28 02:36
The following article was originally published in The Guardian. More than 92% of voters in Iraqi Kurdistan have opted for independence, according to election monitors, in an overwhelming endorsement of a proposed split from Baghdad that has sparked incre ...

New Mideast Realities Require Support for Kurds

The Kurdish Project - 2017-09-20 23:34
The following article was originally published in The Inquirer. In 2016, Iraqi Kurdish President Masoud Barzani told me that Mideast chaos had already destroyed the region’s old borders. “There are new realities on the ground,” Barzani proclaimed, in his ...

General Funk bû fermandarê hêzên Amerîkî li Iraq û Sûrîyê

BAS News - 2017-09-09 13:25
BasNews - Generalê Artêşa Amerîkî Paul E. Funk weke fermandarê hêzên Amerîkî li Iraq û Sûrîyê yê dijî DAIŞê hate destnîşankirin. Ajansa VOA ya Amerîkayê ragihand ku Funk li şûna General Stephen Townsend qumandarîya hêzên Amerîkî wergirt ku di operasyona ...

Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum campaigning has officially begun

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Official campaigning regarding the referendum for Iraq’s Kurdistan Region has begun on Tuesday and will last for 18 days. As of today, entities, political parties and people may start campaigning on the referendum ...

Kurdistan Celebrates Eid During Month of Historic Vote on Independence

The Kurdish Project - 2017-09-02 00:56
The following article was originally published in Kurdistan24. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – In statements issued on Friday, senior Kurdish officials expressed their best wishes for Eid al-Adha to all the people of the Kurdistan Region and Mus ...

Turkey Urges Iraqi Kurds to Abandon Independence Vote

The Kurdish Project - 2017-08-24 22:37
The following article was originally published in Al Jazeera English. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has urged Iraqi Kurds to cancel an independence referendum planned for next month. Speaking to reporters in Baghdad on Wednesday, Cavusoglu ca ...

Iraqi Kurds to Defy US in Pressing Ahead with Independence Referendum

The Kurdish Project - 2017-08-17 19:35
The following article was originally published in The Independent. Iraqi Kurds have decided to proceed with a referendum on independence despite a US request to postpone the vote. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had asked Kurdistan Regional Government ( ...

U.S. Highlights Kurdistan Region’s Treatment of Minority Groups

The Kurdish Project - 2017-08-17 19:35
The following article was originally published in Rudaw. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The US State Department acknowledged that the Kurdistan Region has remained a place of protection for minority communities from Iraq in a recent report, while noting chall ...