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In the End, Kurdistan Will Be Independent: Peter Galbraith

BAS News - 2017-10-07 13:24
ERBIL — The United State’s former diplomat Peter Galbraith said that when it comes to the independence of Kurdistan Region from Iraq, the US "is on the side of Iran and against the people who were our friends.” “In the end, Kurdistan will be independent, ...

Turnout high as Iraqi Kurds defy threats to hold independence vote

Reuters - 2017-09-25 20:27
ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurds voted in large numbers in an independence referendum in northern Iraq on Monday, ignoring pressure from Baghdad, threats from Turkey and Iran, and international warnings that the vote may ignite yet more regional ...

Gorran Leader Votes “Yes” to Kurdistan Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-25 11:56
ERBIL — Omar Sayd Ali, General Coordinator of the Change Movement (Gorran) voted “Yes” to the independence of the Kurdistan Region in today’s referendum on secession from Iraq. Ali casted his ballot in Piramagrun School in Sulaimaniyah, and announced at ...

Barzani to Macron: Referendum Will Not Be Postponed

BAS News - 2017-09-21 18:43
ERBIL— There will be no changes to Kurdistan independence referendum, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani told French president on Thursday. In a phone call today, French President Emmanuel Macron commended Kurdistan Region's role in the battle aga ...

Referendum Council Reiterates Independence Vote Will Be Held as Scheduled

BAS News - 2017-09-17 23:06
ERBIL— The Senior Referendum Council of the Kurdistan Region declared on Sunday that Kurdistan Region will go ahead with its imminent independence referendum, set for September 25. The members of the council convened Sunday evening. Kurdistan Region Pres ...

Ankara hardens opposition to KRG referendum / Barin Kayaoglu

KurdPress - 2017-09-17 22:45
Since the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) announced in June that it will hold a referendum on declaring independence from Iraq, the Turkish government has maintained a coolheaded approach — until now. As the Sept. 25 referendum approaches, Ankara seem ...

Erdogan, Turkey Chief of General Staff to pay separate visits to Iran

KurdPress - 2017-09-17 22:45
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar will pay separate visits to Iran in the coming days amid rising tension over the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) bid to hold an independence referendum on Sept ...

Kurdistan to Negotiate Statehood with World after Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-13 21:12
ERBIL— The delegations which were expected to discuss independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region with the regional countries and the West, before holding the vote, will instead negotiate statehood measures with them. In a statement to BasNews on Wed ...

Kurds have no choice but to pursue independence: Barzani

KurdPress - 2017-08-16 08:50
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani issued on Tuesday, August 15, a statement commemorating the 71st anniversary of the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) establishment and stressed that Kurds have not other choice but to pursue independence. ...