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Pictures: Erbil Lawyers Reject Baghdad’s Position on Kurdistan Independence Vote

Pictures: Erbil Lawyers Reject Baghdad’s Position on Kurdistan Independence Vote - BAS News

Canada respects Kurdistan Region’s referendum: PM

KurdPress - 2017-09-26 14:22
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau refused to comment on a Kurdistan’s independence referendum, saying he appreciated that other countries held their tongues during Quebec’s referendums. ...

Referendum kicks off in Kurdistan Region

KurdPress - 2017-09-25 07:36
On Monday at 08:00 am local time, the referendum on independence for the Kurdistan Region begins as polling stations open all over the region, including in the disputed territories. ...

Barzani Upset about Intl Community's Position over Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-24 19:54
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President criticized on Sunday the international community's position with regards to the independence vote of the Kurdistan Region, saying he expected the world to support the vote, in return for the sacrifices the Peshmerga forc ...

Reps in Baghdad Reaffirm Kurdistan Determined to Run Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-23 18:24
ERBIL- The Senior Referendum Council from the Kurdistan Region reiterated on Saturday that Kurdistan's independence referendum will take place on time, September 25. The council visited Baghdad today after it had already concluded a one-week visit to the ...

Barzani: US Position on Kurdistan’s Independence Vote “Surprising”

BAS News - 2017-09-23 01:13
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said Erbil is surprised by the position of the US on Kurdistan Region’s planned independence referendum. He said the Kurds are not committing a crime by seeking a chance to have their say on their future. ...

EU Parliamentary Group Seeks New Policies on Kurdistan’ Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-20 23:55
ERBIL — The European Friends of Kurdistan in the European Parliament has called on the EU Council to “develop a new strategy” in regards to the Kurdistan Region’s planned independence referendum and its relations with Iraq. “For more than a century, the ...

Pictures: Pro-Independence Gathering in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2017-09-20 14:37
SULAYMANIYAH — A huge number of pro-independence people from Sulaymaniyah gathered on Wednesday to show support to the imminent independence vote in Kurdistan Region. Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, who arrived in the city earlier today, is sa ...

Sulaymaniyah Protests Baghdad’s Position on Kurdistan Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-19 13:55
SULAYMANIYAH — Tens of protesters gathered on Tuesday in front of Iraqi Parliament’s subsidiary office in Sulaymaniyah to voice objection against a decision by Baghdad to reject Kurdistan Region’s imminent independence referendum. The gathering was organ ...

NGO Calls on PYD to Free Kurdish Political Leaders

BAS News - 2017-09-11 16:30
ERBIL—An organization affiliated with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)-Syria on Monday issued a statement in which it appealed to the ruling Kurdish party to release opposition leaders and members. Afrin organization urged Democratic Union Party (PYD ...

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 ...

Spain challenges Catalan independence referendum bid in court

Waar Media - 2017-09-06 19:56
WAAR-DUHOK: The Spanish government asked the country’s top court on Wednesday to nullify a vote in the Catalan parliament over a disputed independence referendum bill. The push from the wealthy northeastern region to hold an independence vote sets Spain ...

[IN PICTURES]: Campaign for Independence Referendum Launched in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-09-05 11:58
ERBIL— The official campaign for the upcoming referendum on independence of the Kurdistan Region began on Tuesday in Erbil. Kurdistan Region has scheduled an independence referendum for September 25 to allow people in the region to determine their future ...

Iraqi Kurds independence vote is wrong: Turkish FM

KurdPress - 2017-08-24 11:12
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday, August 23, he would tell Kurdish officials later in the day their decision to hold an independence referendum was wrong and that Ankara expects it to cancel the vote. ...