Category Archives: independence referendum

Support Kurdish People To Gain National Sovereignty!

By Rebwar Rashed: On the 25th of September 2017 the people of Southern Kurdistan (Iraq) went out and casted their vote into a ballot box. The result was a 93 % yes for national independence. Back in 2005 the Kurdish people in Iraq got an opportunity for the first time to hold a referendum on…

A New Country Is Born

By Dr. Rashid Karadaghi: The people of Kurdistan have spoken and they have spoken loud and clear. On September 25, they voted overwhelmingly to start the process of separating from Iraq and building their own democratic, pluralistic, independent country. In one of the most civilized, violence-free exercises of a people’s right anywhere in the world,…

Iraq Must Use Logic Not Intimidation Towards the Kurdish Referendum

By Arian Mufid: Iraq is stumbling into its worst constitutional crisis since the end of the dictatorship of Saddam in 2003. The KRG’s headlong rush towards independence challenges the very roots of Iraq’s existence as a unitary state. The Iraqi prime minister Hayder Abadi and his government are trying to head off a Kurdistan breakaway,…

As End of War Draws Closer, Peace Architect President Barzani Inches To Win Founding ‘Father of Kurdistan’

By Jamal Ekhtiar: With continued conflicts and political chaos in the region, President Barzani persists in his engineering for peace and a more stable Middle East. The consistency of the Kurdish leader is wrongly interpreted as a potential cause of destabilization; thus a realistic view contrasts this rhetoric and the Kurdish referendum can instead end…

External Forces Against A Kurdish Referendum

By Dr Jan Best de Vries: After World War 1 the present borders of Iraq and Syria were drawn by respectively England and France on the basis of the presence of oil fields in these areas, their former mandates after destruction of the vilayets under Ottoman rule. So neither these present western powers nor the …

Nation And Its Leaders Are Prepared To Die For Independent Kurdistan

By Arian Mufid: For many decades the Kurds have been fighting for self-determination and an independent Kurdish state. It’s worth listening to the young generation of Kurds living in the diaspora who are greatly affected by having no state at all. I was reading the winning submission for the Orwell Youth Prize 2016, which was…