Uitnodiging persconferentie: gebroken relatie tussen de KRG (KDP) en de Yezidi’s

English below. UITNODIGING VOOR PERSCONFERENTIE: GEBROKEN RELATIE TUSSEN DE KRG (KDP) EN DE YEZIDI’S Hoe de KRG-beperkingen het herstel van de Yazidi schaden Beste leden van de pers Het Yezidi-volk in Sinjar, Irak, werd in augustus 2014 aangevallen door ISIS nadat de KDP Peshmerga en het Iraaks leger hen weerloos achterlieten. ISIS pleegde een genocide tegen de Yezidi's, duizenden zijn omgekomen en duizende ...

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Nadia Murad slams Iraqi Kurdistan government over YAZDA closure

Published by Ekurd Daily on 4/1/2017 HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish Yazidi activist and survivor of enslavement by the Islamic State group Nadia Murad has criticized Iraqi Kurdistan government for closing YAZDA group office in Duhok city. Murad called on Iraqi Kurdistan to reverse the decision, writing on social media that it is a “shame to close the (organisation) that supports my campaign ...

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Peshmerga official says Kurds won’t enter Mosul City, denies Turkey part of Mosul operations

Published by Wladimir van Wilgenburg for ARA News on October 28, 2016 Erbil – Lieutenant General Jabbar Yawar, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs, told ARA News that after liberating Bashiqa District from Islamic State (ISIS), Kurdish forces will not push on to Mosul city. “According to the agreement with Baghdad, the Peshmerga will create a [defensive] line, while the Iraqi Army will ad ...

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Final declaration of the KNK’s ‘Southern Kurdistan Workshop’ released

Published by Ekurd Daily on September 28, 2016 KIRKUK,— Final declaration of the ‘Southern Kurdistan Workshop’ Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) held in Kirkuk on September 23-24 has been released. In the final declaration, the activities of the newly formed commission and committee as well as the need to create solutions to the ongoing crisis and channel them to the society were emphasized. The ‘Southern [ ...

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Iraqi Kurdistan reopens border with Syrian Kurdistan

Published by Ekurd 8 June 2016 HEWLÊR-Erbil, Kurdistan region ‘Iraq’,— After three months of border closure Iraqi Kurdistan has reopened the Semalka border crossing with Syrian Kurdistan [Rojava] on Tuesday in order to allow humanitarian goods, medicine, and food to cross the border. The border closure caused by political differences between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Iraqi Kurdistan and the De ...

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Decentralizing Iraqi Kurdistan key to solving region’s crises: Sulaimani governor

Published by Ekurd 25 May 2016 SULAIMANI, Kurdistan region ‘Iraq’,— Decentralization and greater self-governance in Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s provinces would help solve the ongoing political and economic crises, Sulaimani Governor Aso Faraidoon said in a press conference on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters in Sulaimani, Faraidoon blamed the crises on a legal vacuum in the region as the Kurdistan Parliament has ...

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Yazidi women respond to Massoud Barzani over PKK, Sinjar comments

Published by Ekurd 15 May 2016 HEWLÊR-Erbil, Kurdistan region ‘Iraq’,— Shingal Yazidi Women’s Assembly strongly condemned the KDP leader Massoud Barzani’s meeting with Yazidi community leaders in the village of Sihêla where he pressured Yazidis to fight against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK earlier this week. In the meeting, Massoud Barzani stated that the PKK’s existence in Sinjar (Shingal) should be en ...

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Kurdistan National Congress calls on Kurds to open their borders

    Published by ARA News 16 May 2016 QAMISHLO – The Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) is to protest the closure of borders between the Kurdish areas of Syria and Iraq on Monday afternoon while the 100th anniversary of the Sykes-Picot agreement is approaching. “In the past, the Kurds were not active regional players; they were not organized and had little power. However, today the people of Kurdis ...

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Experts train Kurds on unearthing, documenting mass graves in Shingal

A mass grave being unearthed in Shingal last month. AFP photo. Published by Rudaw 30 March 2016 ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – In its campaign to have the massacre of Yezidi Kurds in Shingal recognized as genocide and bringing war criminals to justice, the Kurdistan Region has reached out to international experts for training. Four experts from the Iraq Program of the International Commission on Missing Persons ...

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Time Running Out to Rescue Yazidi Women Captured by IS – Sharon Behn

  Published by The Voice of America, September 17, 2015 DOHUK, IRAQ— His only weapon against Islamic State extremists is a simple cellphone. But Khaleel al Dakhi has used that phone to rescue at least 100 Yazidi women and girls grabbed from their homes by Islamic State fighters a year ago.Since then, he has recorded every phone call from every girl captured by IS militants, from her relatives, contacts ...

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