referendum

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  • Iraq 2017-09-23 03:59

    by Dilshad Hama Khidhir

    Refugees’ fate in limbo as Iraqi Kurdistan referendum nears

    With the referendum on independence in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq scheduled for Sept. 25, the fate of the large number of displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees in the region is unknown.

  • Kurdistan 2017-09-19 03:57

    By Barin Kayaoglu

    Ankara hardens opposition to KRG referendum

    Since the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) announced in June that it will hold a referendum on declaring independence from Iraq, the Turkish government has maintained a coolheaded approach — until now. As the Sept. 25 referendum approaches, Ankara seems to be toughening its stance against Iraqi Kurdistan independence.

  • Iraq 2017-08-24 13:59

    by Amberin Zaman

    Turkey fumes as Sinjar Yazidis declare 'democratic autonomy'

    As Massoud Barzani, the president of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, continues to resist mounting international calls to scrap a referendum on Kurdish independence planned for September, a rival Kurdish faction has added its voice, declaring what it calls “democratic autonomy” in the predominantly Yazidi region of Sinjar.

  • Osman Faruk Loğoğlu 2017-08-20 11:26

    By Payman Yazdani

    CHP member: Iran and Turkey won’t allow division of Iraq

    TEHRAN - Calling the Kurdish independence referendum as the eye of the next hurricane in the region, a senior member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (CHP) says Turkey and Iran won’t allow any efforts to divide Iraq.

  • Iraq 2017-08-15 10:36

    Iraq's Turkmen areas become battlefield in Kurdish referendum debate

    The Iraqi Turkmen Front, the largest political party representing the minority Turkmen ethnic group, has reiterated its objection to the Kurdistan referendum scheduled for Sept. 25.

  • Nazim Dabbagh 2017-07-19 08:04

    By: Mehdi Sepahvand

    Kurdistan Region cognizant of neighbors’ security concerns

    Exclusive – The Tehran Times recently sat for an interview with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) representative in Iran Nazim Dabbagh.

  • Tureky 2017-07-15 05:24

    Talk of resurgent Turkish democracy dominates failed coup anniversary

    Opposition to Turkey’s authoritarian president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has been re-energized by the success of a month-long, cross-country anti-government “justice march” and last weekend’s unprecedented mass rally in Istanbul attended by more than a million Turks.

  • Iraq 2017-07-02 08:36

    By: Amir A. Amirshekari

    Iraqi Kurdistan independence is illegal

    On 8 June 2017, Masoud Barzani the president of Iraqi Kurdistan called for a referendum for independence of the region on 25 September 2017.

  • Turkey 2017-07-01 03:12

    By Barin Kayaoglu

    Germany says Hamburg no place for Erdogan rally as G-20 meets

    It looks like Turkish-German relations are not out of the woods.

  • Turkey 2017-06-17 04:12

    By Barin Kayaoglu

    Turkish opposition struggles to unite amid government crackdown

    Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) staged mass rallies on June 15, the day after one of its deputies, Enis Berberoglu, received a 25-year prison sentence for revealing state secrets.

  • Turkey 2017-05-29 03:15

    By Simon A Waldman

    Why Turkey needs Europe more than Europe needs Turkey

    Following the ghastly attack in Manchester on 22 May, it is unsurprising that terrorism topped the agenda at last week’s NATO summit as the alliance pledged to join the anti-Islamic State (ISIL) coalition.

  • Turkey 2017-05-06 15:54

    By Semih Idiz

    Post-referendum, what’s next for Turkey’s EU bid?

    Turkish-EU ties appeared set on a collision course before the April 16 referendum that aimed to increase the powers of the Turkish presidency by switching Turkey to a presidential system of government and, by extension, increasing the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

  • Turkey 2017-05-01 09:23

    By Amanda Erickson and Kareem Fahim

    Turkey just banned Wikipedia, labeling it a ‘national security threat’

    If you try to open up Wikipedia in Turkey right now, you'll turn up a swirling loading icon, then a message that the server timed out.

  • May 2017-04-22 03:37

    There’s a lot riding on Britain’s snap elections

    British Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to hold early elections in June, reversing what had been a firm public position, surely reflects her recognition that Britain’s exit from the European Union will be far more complicated and painful than voters were promised when they supported it in a referendum last year.

  • Turkey 2017-04-21 04:49

    By  Markus Becker

    It's time to break off EU membership talks with Turkey

    With Turkey's vote on Sunday for sweeping constitutional reforms, autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has consolidated his power and divided the country.

  • Turkey 2017-04-18 02:39

    By Frida Ghitis

    Turkey's democracy died today

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in a referendum over a new constitution that will make him far more powerful, potentially for many more years to come. The result, which the opposition is calling fraudulent, promises to make Turkey less democratic, more bitterly divided and more religious than ever.

  • Erdogan 2017-04-10 02:39

    By Patrick Cockburn

    Turkish referendum could end what little democracy is left in the country

    In the final days before Turks vote in a referendum on 16 April on whether or not to give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dictatorial powers and effectively end parliamentary government, the mood in Turkey is prone to conspiracy theories and suspicion of foreign plots

  • Turkey 2017-03-15 09:29

    By Maximilian Popp

    Netherlands dispute gives Turkey perfect election fodder

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, it seemed, had run out of stories to tell. He had retold the legend of his rise from the very bottom of society to the political pinnacle, and of his energetic battle against his country's enemies, so often that his referendum campaign had long felt like a repeat of earlier elections.