Tagged: Turkey

Independence Vote for Iraqi Kurds

Kurds in northern Iraq voted in large numbers in a referendum on independence on Monday, ignoring pressure from Baghdad, Turkey, Iran and the international community. The vote, organised by the Kurdish authorities, is expected...


Iraq’s Kurds Vow to Vote

Iraq’s Kurds have vowed to hold an independence referendum on Monday (September 25) despite opposition from the government in Baghdad and warnings it could cause unrest across the region. Turkey and Iran fear that...


Freed Journalist Arrives Back in France

A French student journalist, held for more than a month in Turkey, has arrived back in France. Loup Bureau says he is both relieved and surprised to have been freed on Friday. The 27-year-old...