Kurdistan

PKK figure comments on Erdogan-Trump meeting, calls for end to ‘dirty policy’

“It is not acceptable that the USA and Turkey use the PKK as a bargaining tool” said Mustafa Karasu, a member of the Executive...

Closure of Kurdish channels brought to European Parliament

Member of the European Parliament, Marie-Christine Vergiat, hosted a press conference in Strasbourg on Wednesday together with representatives from three Kurdish TV channels that French-based satellite provider...

Kurdish man on hunger strike for 83 days wins battle for son’s bones

The demand of 70-year-old Kemal Gun, who has been on a hunger strike for 83 days to obtain the remains of his son killed in an...

Iraqi Kurdistan consults Russia, UN on observers at independence referendum

The authorities of Iraqi Kurdistan would like UN representatives to monitor the referendum on independence, representative of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Russia...

10,000 Yazidis murdered or captured by Islamic State in genocide, says new study

At least 9,900 members of the Yazidi community were killed or kidnapped in a matter of days during the Islamic State (IS) siege on...

Police in Turkey stop wedding convoy detain two for waving ‘Kurdish colours’

Police in Turkey's southern Adana province stopped a convoy of cars during a wedding celebration and detained two people for holding a green-red-yellow piece of fabric...

Iraqi Kurdistan region to hold referendum on independence in August – reports

The Iraqi Kurdistan Region is expected to hold an independence referendum in August, media reported, citing a political adviser to the Kurdistan Region's president.According...

Kurds’ relations with Russia and US based on ‘mutual interests’, not set in stone,...

Turkey's recent airstrikes targeting forces it says are affiliated with the PKK - but supported by the US and Russia - have strained Ankara's...

Iran should not ‘meddle’ in Kurdistan Region independence referendum

The Kurdistan Regional Government's Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) has asked Iran to stop "meddling" in discussions regarding an independence referendum for the region in...

Kurdistan Region flag hoisted over all government buildings in Kirkuk

The flag of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq has been raised over all government buildings in Kirkuk alongside the flag of...

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