Tag: Kurdish referendum

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, speaks with Prime Minister of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region Nechirvan Barzani during their meeting at the the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 2, 2017. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russia Becomes Primary Source of Funding for Kurdistan

The Russian government is now the primary funder of oil and gas deals in the autonomous region of Kurdistan and has yet to outline its position on next week’s Kurdish independence referendum, a report from Reuters has revealed.

Iraqi Kurdish protesters wave flags of their autonomous Kurdistan region during a demonstration to claim for its independence on July 3, 2014 outside the Kurdistan parliament building in Arbil, in northern Iraq. The Kurdish leader, Massud Barzani asked its parliament to start organizing a referendum on independence. AFP PHOTO / …

Pro-Erdogan Media Push Anti-Semitic Conspiracies over Kurdish Independence Referendum

As the impending referendum on independence for the Kurdish region of Iraq draws closer, pro-government media outlets in Turkey – which remains bitterly opposed to Kurdish self-determination – are energetically promoting conspiracy theories centered on the alleged relations between Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani and the Israeli authorities.