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Iraqi Kurds mourn death of leader Talabani, symbol of unity - The Times of Israel

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi refers to the former president as 'a sincere partner in building a new democratic Iraq'. By SUSANNAH GEORGE 4 October 2017, 1:23 pm 0 Edit · Facebook · Twitter · email; Print; 8 shares. In this April 6, 2005 file photo ...and more »

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

Secession movements come not in ones but twos, it seems. In the space of a week, two regions in which national groups have chafed at central government diktat have voted overwhelmingly for independence. In both cases, these protest votes are having ...and more »

One-third of Iran's Iraqi exports goes to KRG - Mehr News Agency - English Version

TEHRAN, Oct. 02 (MNA) – Iranian head of Iran-Iraq joint chamber of commerce said that one-third of the country's overall exports to Iraq has been set apart for the Kurdistan region. Yahya Ale-Es'hagh, head of Iran-Iraq chamber of commerce, made the ...and more »

America Can't Afford to Support an Independent Kurdistan or Taiwan - The National Interest Online (blog)

Washington should not risk becoming entangled in armed conflicts over independence seekers Erbil and Taipei. by Ted Galen Carpenter. Iraqi Kurdistan's just-completed referendum regarding independence from Iraq has provoked an overwhelmingly ...and more »

After the Kurdish Independence Referendum - Foreign Affairs

In the face of enormous opposition, on Monday Iraqi Kurdistan went ahead with a referendum on independence. Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States were among the major international powers that urged the Kurdistan Regional Government ...and more »

Did Iraq's Kurds lose their big bet on independence? - Quartz

Last Wednesday and Thursday marked an historic time for Iraq's Kurdish population, and indeed for Kurds worldwide, who one day hope that their dream of an independent Kurdish state will be fulfilled. After a months-long preparation by Iraqi Kurdish ...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.” By Herb Keinon. October 1, 2017 16:41. 2 minute read. > IN PICTURES: Kurds are flying Israeli flags at independence rallies · >.and more »

Why the Kurdish referendum is none of Turkey's business - Washington Post

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was angry last week with the neighboring Iraqi Kurds for holding a referendum on independence. “Once we put our sanctions in place, you'll be out in the cold,” he said, addressing Turkey's neighbors to the south.and more »

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

In the wake of the Kurdistan independence referendum, Iraq's central government took the unusual step of closing two international airports in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq Friday, Iraqi troops have been sent to Turkey and Iran for military ...and more »

Jalal Talabani obituary - The Guardian

As president of Iraq from 2005 to 2014, Jalal Talabani, who has died aged 83, was the first non-Arab to lead the nation in modern times. He was a prominent figure in Kurdish politics, and his election as head of state marked a milestone for a people ...and more »