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Senior Marshal of Polish Parliament Supports Kurdistan’s Independence

Senior Marshal of Polish Parliament Supports Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-13 11:53
ERBIL — Kornel Morawiecki, Senior Marshal of the Polish parliament, MP and Chairman of Free and Solidarity political party, expressed support for the referendum and independence of Kurdistan Region. During a press conference on September 12 in the Polish ...
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Christians Reiterate Support for Kurdistan's Independence

BAS News - 2017-10-01 15:30
Christians held a conference in Erbil on Sunday ERBIL — The Christian community in Kurdistan Region held a conference on Sunday to unequivocally declare the support of the Christians for the independence of Kurdistan Region. Christians from ethnicities o ...

Barzani: Kurdistan Entered New Different Stage After Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-26 21:15
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said in a video message on Tuesday that Kurdistan Region entered a new phase after September 25th independence referendum. “I extend my heartfelt congratulations to all of you - all parties, ethnic and re ...

Macron: France Won’t Stand Against Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-19 20:49
ERBIL — President Emmanuel Macron of France said on Tuesday that his country will not oppose to Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum scheduled for next week. Speaking to reporters on the sideline of the UN’s General Assembly in New York, Macron how ...

Maliki on Kurdistan’s Independence: Creation of Second Israel Not Allowed

BAS News - 2017-09-18 03:55
BAGHDAD — Iraqi Shi’ite politician and former prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said in a meeting with the US Ambassador to Iraq that he will not allow the creation of a “second Israel” in northern Iraq, referring to an anticipated Kurdistan state. He tol ...

Yezidi Leader: We Put Our Heart and Soul into Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-12 14:10
ERBIL — The son of the Yezidi community leader emphasized that independence is a legitimate right of Kurdistan and reaffirmed their strong support for establishing a sovereign state of Kurdistan. Ismat Tahsin Bag, son of Mir Tahsin Bag, the grand authori ...

Yezidis in Sinjar Seeking to Be Part of Kurdistan State: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-10 13:14
ERBIL — The Kurdish Yezidi community in Sinjar region is seeking to join the future state of Kurdistan, said a Yezidi official. Mahma Khalil, Mayor of Sinjar, said in a press conference on Sunday that the best way for Yezidis to be protected from future ...

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 ...

UK Minister of State in Erbil to Discuss Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-04 01:21
ERBIL — A British senior delegation, headed by Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth office, arrived in Kurdistan Region’s capital Erbil overnight Sunday, planning to discuss the imminent independence vote with top Kurdish officials. Alistai ...

Barzani: People of Kurdistan Need Independence to Live in Peace

BAS News - 2017-08-26 18:37
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani called on the Kurdistani diaspora to vote "yes" in the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region, which will take place on September 25 this year. A large festival to back the independence vote was l ...

Turkey Supports Continued Talks Between Erbil, Baghdad: FM

BAS News - 2017-08-23 11:44
ERBIL — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday that the Kurdistan Region has the right to seek its rights from the central government in Baghdad, and that Ankara supports the current talks between the sides. During a press conference ...