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iraq's kurds to vote on independence amid fears of unrest


"for the sake of the sacrifices and blood of the martyrs, let's all say yes for kurdistan independence," reads a large billboard in the center of kalak, a small town in iraq's northern kurdish region. "independence is not given, it's taken!" reads another banner hanging below a cluster of red, green, yellow and white kurdish flags.






iraq’s kurds to vote on independence amid fears of unrest


kalak, iraq (ap) — “for the sake of the sacrifices and blood of the martyrs, let’s all say yes for kurdistan independence,” reads a large billboard in the center of kalak, a small town in iraq’s northern kurdish region. “independence is not given, it’s taken!” reads another banner hanging below a cluster of red, green, […]






iraqi kurds vote in independence referendum


millions of kurds expected to vote for independence in northern iraq, amid international opposition against poll.






iraq's kurds vote on independence, raising regional fears


iraqi kurds voted monday in a landmark referendum on supporting independence, a move billed by the kurdish leadership as an exercise in self-determination but viewed as a hostile act by iraq's central government. neighboring turkey even threatened a military response.






iraqi kurds to vote on independence despite region's fears


iraq's kurds vote this month on whether or not they support independence for their enclave in the country's north, a step toward their long-held dream of statehood. the outcome, almost certain to be "yes," will further rattle a region still engulfed in the fight against the islamic state group.






iraqi kurds vote in referendum on independence from baghdad


iraqi kurds were casting ballots on monday in iraq's kurdish region and disputed territories on whether to support independence from baghdad in a historic but non-binding vote that has raised regional tensions and fears of instability.






iraqi kurds to vote on independence despite region’s fears


irbil, iraq (ap) — iraq’s kurds vote this month on whether or not they support independence for their enclave in the country’s north, a step toward their long-held dream of statehood. the outcome, almost certain to be “yes,” will further rattle a region still engulfed in the fight against the islamic state group. a “yes” […]






iraqi kurds vote in referendum on independence from baghdad


polls have opened in iraq's kurdish-run provinces and disputed territories as iraqi kurds cast ballots in support for independence from baghdad in a historic but non-binding vote.






iraqi kurds vote in independence referendum


polls open in northern iraq as kurds cast ballots in referendum on whether to support independence from baghdad.






iraqi kurds vote in referendum on independence from baghdad


irbil, iraq (ap) — polls have opened in iraq’s kurdish-run provinces and disputed territories as iraqi kurds cast ballots in support for independence from baghdad in a historic but non-binding vote. millions are expected to vote on monday across the three provinces that make up the kurdish autonomous region, as well as residents in disputed […]






barzani: iraqi kurds to vote on independence in september


irbil, iraq (ap) — masoud barzani, the president of iraq’s autonomous kurdish region, says iraqi kurds will hold a referendum on independence on sept. 25. barzani announced the vote wednesday on twitter. hamin hawrami, a senior presidential adviser, said on his own twitter account that the decision follows a meeting of the major kurdish political […]






independence vote puts iraqi kurds at odds with neighbors and allies, including


for the jubilant, flag-waiving throngs who filled rallies across iraq’s semiautonomous kurdish enclave in recent weeks, a vote on independence monday represents a chance to realize a dream cherished for generations. but every major player in the region opposes the referendum, placing the kurds...






polls have opened in iraq’s kurdish-run provinces, disputed kirkuk as iraqi kurd


irbil, iraq (ap) — polls have opened in iraq’s kurdish-run provinces, disputed kirkuk as iraqi kurds vote for independence from baghdad .






kurds to vote on independence despite warnings from neighbours


a deep-rooted nationalism unites kurds in northern iraq, almost all of whom are convinced they need their own state.






iraq's parliament rejects kurdish independence vote


iraq's parliament voted on tuesday to reject a controversial referendum on independence for iraqi kurds set for later this month, saying it is "unconstitutional" and a "threat" to the country's unity.






un won't play any role in iraqi kurds' independence vote


the united nations said it will not be "engaged in any way or form" in the process surrounding the independence referendum in iraq's northern semi-autonomous kurdish region planned for september.






un won't play any role in iraqi kurds' independence vote


the united nations says it will not be "engaged in any way or form" in the process surrounding the independence referendum in iraq's northern semi-autonomous kurdish region that's planned for september.






iranian kurds rally in support of iraqi kurdish referendum


thousands of iranian kurds poured into the streets of iran overnight and into early tuesday in support of the iraqi kurds' landmark referendum for independence from baghdad, showing the vote's impact extends beyond iraq's borders to its nervous neighbors.






eu discourages iraqi kurds from holding independence vote


the european union is discouraging iraq's semi-autonomous kurdish region from holding an independence referendum in september.






the latest: curfew in iraq's kirkuk after kurds' vote


the latest on the iraqi kurdish referendum on support for independence from baghdad and the tensions surrounding the vote (all times local):






turkey oks military intervention, warns iraqi kurds on vote


the turkish parliament on saturday renewed a bill allowing the military to intervene in iraq and syria if faced with national security threats — a move seen as a final warning to iraqi kurds to call off their monday independence referendum.






uncertainty among kurds as polls open


kurdish bid for independence from iraq will be problematic amid ongoing internal disputes, residents of the region say.






iraqi kurds under pressure after independence vote


baghdad calls for suspension of international flights to kurdish region after 'yes' vote wins independence referendum.






iraq dismisses kirkuk governor amid dispute with kurds


iraq's parliament on thursday voted to dismiss the kurdish governor of the ethnically mixed kirkuk province, in a move that could escalate tensions ahead of a planned kurdish referendum on independence.






clashes erupt in iraqi city of kirkuk over kurdish vote


a turkmen official says authorities in iraq's ethnically-mixed city of kirkuk have imposed a nighttime curfew after clashes erupted between kurds and turkmen amid preparations for the controversial kurdish independence referendum next week.






clashes erupt in iraqi city of kirkuk over kurdish vote


iraq's ethnically-mixed and contested city of kirkuk was on a nighttime curfew on tuesday after clashes erupted there the previous night between kurds and turkmen amid preparations for the controversial kurdish independence referendum next week, a local turkmen official said.






should the u.s. support the kurds’ bid for independence from iraq?


author stephen mansfield shares his interactions with kurdish leaders, what the trump administration should do, and his prediction for the results of the independence referendum.






canadian special forces caught in middle as kurds prepare to vote on independenc


since the fall of 2014, canada has been providing equipment and military training to kurdish troops in northern iraq as part of the coalition against isil






syrian kurds vote as part of move toward federal system


beirut (ap) — syrian kurdish officials say thousands are voting in the predominantly kurdish regions in northern syria to elect heads of local communities as part of the kurds’ attempts to move closer to a federal system within syria. the vote comes days before iraqi kurds are to vote on their independence from baghdad but […]






turkey urges iraqi kurds to abandon independence vote


in an official visit to baghdad and erbil, turkey's foreign minister lobbies kurds to cancel next month's referendum.






kurdish referendum in iraq: what and where?


kurds in iraq plan to hold a referendum on independence despite opposition from baghdad and neighbouring countries.






iraqi kurds vote in controversial referendum


polls open in northern iraq as kurds cast ballots in referendum on whether to support separation from baghdad.






iraqi kurds vote in independence referendum


vote will not be counted until at least tuesday, but is expected to pass.






implications of a kurdish vote on independence in iraq


a referendum on independence in iraq's autonomous kurdish area could have consequences for the regional at large.






implications of a kurdish vote on independence in iraq


a referendum on independence in iraq's autonomous kurdish area could have consequences for the region at large.