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Erbil Expects Turkey, Iran to Respect the Will of Kurdistan People

Erbil Expects Turkey, Iran to Respect the Will of Kurdistan People

BAS News - 2017-09-12 21:28
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region of Iraq has no intentions to contribute to the creation of a Kurdish state in neighboring Iran or Turkey, but expects both countries to respect the rights of the local Kurds, a spokesperson of the Kurdistan Regional Governmen ...
Erbil Expects Turkey, Iran to Respect the Will of Kurdistan People - BAS News

Turkey says it won't accept Kurdish independence vote

Washington Times - 2017-09-23 14:28
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's government will never accept a separate Kurdish state in neighboring Iraq and won't refrain from taking steps to prevent it, the Turkish prime minister said Friday. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim again called on Iraqi Kurdi ...

KDP and PUK to Meet, Discuss Reactivation of Parliament

BAS News - 2017-09-09 15:24
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet in the upcoming days for discussions over the reactivation of Kurdistan Region Parliament, and official said. The two major parties will hold the meeting ...

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 ...

The destruction of the city of Sur Amed by the Turkish government

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-09-07 20:47
According to a report from the Human Rights Association, quoted by the Roz News Agency, yesterday after the resistance of residents of the Ali Pasha neighborhood to prevent the destruction of their residential homes, today, on 7 August 2017, special polic ...

KODAR: Kurdish MPs in Iran must support laborers

ANHA - 2017-09-07 12:04
The Democratic Society for East Kurdistan (KODAR), said that the Iranian regime is pushing the people to carrying goods across the border, and they must resolve their cause, calling on the Kurdish parliamentarians in Iran to support the rights of the labo ...

Turkey will not allow a Kurdish state on its borders: Erdogan

KurdPress - 2017-08-23 11:37
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated his country will not allow the foundation of a Kurdish state on its southern border, reiterating earlier comments on the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing the People’s Protection Units (YPG) ...

Turkey, Iran Jointly Work to Prevent Kurdish Autonomy in Syria

BAS News - 2017-08-22 23:49
ERBIL — Turkey and Iran reached an agreement on Monday to ensure Syrian regime’s Bashar al-Assad reasserts control over Kurdish territories in northern Syria, said the Iranian Chief of GeneralI Staff Mohammad Baqeri. The agreement aims to prevent any Kur ...

Iran security forces arrest four Kurdish citizens in Shno

Hengaw - 2017-08-15 03:02
Hengaw: Four Kurdish citizens from Shno were arrested by the Iran security forces. Based on reports received by Hengaw, on Saturday, 11 The post Iran security forces arrest four Kurdish citizens in Shno appeared first on Human Rights News. ...

Netanyahu to congressmen: Kurds should have their state

Waar Media - 2017-08-14 14:31
WAAR-DUHOK: Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu met with 33 Republican congressmen on Thursday and expressed his support for the birth of a new Kurdish state in the Middle East. In the meeting, Netanyahu told the delegation of US members of Congr ...