Tagged: Turkey

Iraqi Kurds to Hold Independence Referendum

The parliament of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region approved a plan to hold a referendum on independence on September 25, ignoring Iraqi, Iranian and Turkish opposition as well as US and Western concern that the...


Turkish Journalists to Stay in Jail

A court in Istanbul on Monday ruled to continue the pretrial detention of 17 staff members from Turkey’s leading opposition newspaper the Cumhuriyet Daily. They were arrested in November and December 2016 and charged...


Iraqi Kurds Campaign for Independence

Iraqi Kurds took to the streets in celebration early Tuesday morning (Sept. 5) marking the official start of campaigns for the region’s upcoming referendum. Despite calls from Baghdad and the US to postpone the...