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Masrour Barzani: Kurdistan is De-Facto Sovereign State

The top security official of Kurdistan says we are only short of international recognition.

Masrour Barzani: Kurdistan is De-Facto Sovereign State Masrour Barzani, the Adviser of the Kurdistan Region’s Security Council, told FRANCE 24 that the international community should start recognizing the rights of the people of Kurdistan as Kurdistan has become a “de-facto sovereign state” in reality. “We are building a democratic, tolerant …

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President Barzani: No Return on Independence

The President of Kurdistan Region tells BBC that referendums is within months.

A referendum to decide on independence for the autonomous Kurdistan Region in northern Iraq “is a question of months,” Kurdish President Massoud Barzani told the BBC in an interview. “I cannot fix a date right now but it’s a question of months,” Barzani said about a referendum, adding it was up to the Kurdish parliament …

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A Kurdish State—But Where and When?

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Kurds in the Middle East, according to unofficial statistics, number some 30 to 40 million people in their primary areas: Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran. Their political demands have historically centered around the right of self-determination-forever related to the Kurdish state and its right to exist. Their political leaders have …

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