Iraqi Kurds vote in historic independence referendum, defying threats

Published on Ekurd Daily on 25th September 2017 HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Voting started on Monday in an independence referendum organized by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, ignoring the threats of the Kurds’ neighbors and fears of further instability and violence across the Middle East. Polling stations opened their doors at 8:00 a.m. (1.00 a.m. ET) and should close ...

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Iraakse Koerden stemmen onbevreesd over onafhankelijkheid – Judith Neurink

Gepubliceerd door Trouw op 25 september 2017   Reportage Iraakse Koerden stemmen vandaag over afscheiding van Irak. Iran en Turkije hebben troepen aan hun grenzen samengetrokken, maar dat houdt de stemmers niet tegen. "Wij Koerden zijn niet bang", zegt de verkoper van jamadani's, de rood en zwart geblokte sjaals die mannen om hun hoofd draaien als onderdeel van de Koerdische klederdracht. "Wie om zijn ...

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LI BRUKSELÊ FESTİFALA PIŞTGIRTİYA REFERENDUMA KURDİSTANÊ – MASS RALLY FOR THE KURDISTAN REFERENDUM IN BRUSSELS

!!! Ala xwe, malbata xwe-hevjin û zarokên xwe lı mal birnekın !!! WEK HERDEM ZILAM-MÊR, MA MAFÊ HEMU MALBATÊ NİNE ? :) Roj: 16 ê İlonê / Seet: 13 – 16.00 Ci : Place du Schuman, 1000 Bruxelles ALA XWE A KURDİSTANÊ BİRNEKIN ! Organizator: Nuneratiya Hukumeta Kurdistanê a Yekitiya Ewrupaê û hemu parti û rêxıstınên Kurd û Kurdistani. MASS RALLY FOR THE KURDISTAN REFERENDUM IN BRUSSELS In cooperation with Kurdis ...

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French ministers meet with Barzani in Iraqi Kurdistan ahead of referendum

This article was published on Ekurd Daily on 27 August 2017. France supports an autonomous Kurdistan that remains part of the Iraqi state. HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian met with Massoud Barzani in Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan region on Saturday, weeks before a planned referendum on independence of Kurdistan. Le Drian was joined by French Defence ...

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KRG doubles down on independence vote after Baghdad meeting

This article was published on Al-Monitor on 23 August 2017. Written by Omar Sattar. The Kurdish delegation's visit to the Iraqi capital Aug. 14 failed to change the declared stances on the Kurdistan region independence referendum scheduled for Sept. 25, but did set the stage for future dialogue to discuss the relationship between Baghdad and Erbil. The president of Iraq's Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani,  ...

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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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