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President Barzani: We Choose Independence

"We will choose independence," said the President.

The president of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has said during a visit to Peshmerga forces operating in Arbil and Mosul that the autonomous region is insistent about its independence, while also calling for unity against a recent call for dual management in the Kurdish region. “We have two options …

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Masrour Barzani Discusses A Range of Issues

"The protection of their people which will remain our top priority," said Masrour Barzani in referring to those areas now under Peshmarga protection.

“Today Kurdistan needs a sharp and experienced leadership,” said Masrour Barzani the Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region’s Security Council (KRSC) in an interview with KurdistanTV on a range of issues comprising of the war with ISIS, Kurdistan internal issues particularly the presidency of Kurdistan Region’s case as well as independence. …

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PUK Leadership Convenes After Two-Years

After two years, the conflicting partners of the PUK convened for their party's anniversary on June 1, 2015.

The top leadership of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan convenes only after two years due to the deep inter-rivalry between its factions. For the 40th anniversary of its founding, each of the PUK Politburo, Leadership and Central councils gathered under one roof with the attendance of its founder, Jalal Talabani, who …

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Kurdistan: A Nation in Waiting

Men pass through Parki Shar in front of the Erbil Citadel, a Unesco Heritage Site. Photo: Sebastiaan Meyer

  Machko is a traditional Kurdish tea room at the foot of the centuries-old Erbil citadel, a casual gathering place for artists and politicians. Surrounded by walls of faded pictures showing men in the baggy trousers of traditional costume, and glossier portraits of others wearing dark suits and trendy sunglasses, …

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