Kurdistan

US military ‘troubled by Turkey airstrikes on SDF and Kurdish forces’

The US Central Command on Wednesday said it was troubled by Tuesday's airstrikes targeting Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria.https://twitter.com/CENTCOM/status/857274031690657793In a series of retweets from Operation...

Turkish airstrikes targeting Kurds, support for Islamic State: PYD co-leader Muslim

Democratic Union Party (PYD) co-leader Salih Muslim condemned Turkish airstrikes targeting Kurdish positions in Syria and Iraq on Tuesday morning and said coalition forces should...

Bible published in Sorani Kurdish for the first time

A full translation of the Bible has been published in the Sorani dialect of Kurdish for the first time. Only partial translations of the...

Kurdistan independence referendum cannot be held unless parliament reactivated: PUK

One of the main parties in northern Iraq's Kurdistan Region has said that an independence referendum on secession from Baghdad cannot be held without...

‘Iran to escalate suppression of opposition post-IS’, says Kurdish rebel group

An executive member of the Iranian Kurdish group Kodar (Eastern Kurdistan Free and Democratic Society) has said the Iranian government will escalate its suppression...

Northern Syria cannot be called ‘Rojava’ just as Syria is not Arab, says KCK...

Speaking to Al-Monitor, Union of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK) Co-leader Cemil Bayik said that just as the Kurds object to the ethnic description in...

‘KRG to hold independence vote in 2017’

Iraqi Kurdistan Region will hold a referendum on independence in 2017, and will establish two special boards to prepare for the procedure, the secretary...

‘Turkish government not a friend of Kurds,’ PKK commander warns KDP on Kirkuk

A leading commander of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has said the Turkish reaction against the hoisting of a Kurdistan Region flag in Kirkuk...

Kurds reach agreement with Baghdad to hold census, referendum on Kirkuk

According to a press readout from the Iraqi Prime Minister's office, Kurdish parties and the central government have reached an agreement on holding a census...

Barzani rebuffs Erdogan: Kirkuk belongs to all ethnicities, they will decide its future

The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Nechirvan Barzani said that all the ethnic entities in Kirkuk will decide on Kirkuk’s future...

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Turkish airstrikes target Kurdish positions in Syria and Iraq: dozens killed

Turkish airstrikes on Tuesday morning targeted Kurdish positions in Syria and Iraq killing dozens of fighters and civilians according to first reports.Fighter jets hit...

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By Sossie Kasbarian*April 24 marks the anniversary of the start of the Armenian Genocide, during which the Ottoman state murdered 1.5m Ottoman Armenians. But while...

Islamic State suspect says he met with AKP mayor during Kobani clashes

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