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How Baghdad is punishing the Kurds post-referendum - The Jerusalem Post

A STATUE of a Peshmerga fighter in Kirkuk. Kurds voted, now the question shifts to what their neighbors will do.. (photo credit: REUTERS). In the wake of the Kurdistan independence referendum, Iraq's central government took the unusual step of closing ...and more »

Has Israel flip-flopped on Kurdish independence? - The Jerusalem Post mobile website

Despite Netanyahu's apparent backtrack, Jerusalem would likely welcome an independent Kurdistan as an important ally. Share on facebook. Share on twitter. Has Israel flip-flopped on Kurdish independence? Kurds celebrate to show their support for the ...and more »

Turkey must beware the Kurdish quagmire - Arab News

Turkey is among the countries that will be seriously affected by the independence referendum in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. However, the vote was not a surprise for any farsighted leader, since the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud ...and more »

Erdogan: Israeli Mossad Involved in Kurdish Referendum; Hezbollah: It's a US-Israeli Plot - Haaretz

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan alleged on Saturday that Israel's Mossad spy agency played a role in the Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum, AFP reported. Speaking in eastern Turkey, Erdogan said that the fact Israeli flags were waved during ...and more »

As Kurdish Leader And Iraqi President, Jalal Talabani Brought People Together - NPR

In fractured, postwar Iraq, Jalal Talabani — who died Tuesday in a German hospital at age 83 — had the ability to solve some of the country's most serious problems over lunch. As a skilled politician with a history of inclusiveness and a reservoir of ...and more »

The United States Must Prevent Disaster in Kurdistan - Foreign Policy (blog)

America should calm the waters, begin the search for compromises, and keep the very worst from happening. By John Hannah. | October 2, 2017, 4:06 PM. Supporters wave flags and chant slogans inside the Erbil Stadium while waiting to hear Kurdish ...and more »

Iraq – Death of Jalal Talabani (3 October 2017) - France Diplomatie (press release)

France pays tribute to the memory of Jalal Talabani, the historic leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and President of Iraq from 2006 to 2014, who died on October 3. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends, as well as ...and more »

Netanyahu scoffs at Erdogan's claim that Mossad behind Kurdish referendum - The Jerusalem Post

Netanyahu also said that Israel had “no involvement in the Kurdish referendum except for supporting their aspirations.” 2 minute read. Share on facebook. Share on twitter. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Turkish President Recep Tayyip ...and more »

After Threat of War, Iraq and Kurds Lower the Temperature - New York Times

ERBIL, Iraq — The world could be excused for thinking that another war was about to break out in Iraq. After Iraq's Kurds voted in favor of independence, they took to the streets, waving flags and honking horns, and loudly scoffing at Baghdad's ...and more »

Catalans and Kurds have a long battle ahead for true independence - The Conversation AU

People raise hands during a protest as Catalan regional police officers stand guard outside the National Police station in Barcelona. Reuters/Yves Herman. Email · Twitter30; Facebook24; LinkedIn2; WhatsApp · Messenger; Print. Secession movements come ...and more »