Kurdistan

‘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...

‘Barzani and governor ready to take down flag in Kirkuk’ claims Iraqi PM

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has claimed that the Kurdistan Regional Government's de-facto President Masoud Barzani and Kirkuk Governor Najmiddin Karim are ready to...

Kirkuk to have referendum on joining Kurdistan Region

Kirkuk’s city assembly has voted in favour of a referendum on the city joining the Kurdistan Regional Government in a vote boycotted by the...

Iraqi parliament forms commission to resolve ‘Kurdish flag crisis’ in Kirkuk

The Iraqi parliament has formed a commission to resolve tensions arising from the hoisting of the Kurdistan Region flag in government buildings in northern...

Six arrested in ‘hate crime’ attack on Kurdish boy in England

Six people have been arrested for the "brutal" attack on a 17-year-old Kurdish boy in Croydon, a town south of London on Friday.The six...

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Turkey accuses European poll watchers of supporting terrorism

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