Referendum

Abadi over Kurdistan, it seems. Hoshyar Zebari, a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and member of the Kurdistan Referendum High Council has said the United States has asked the Kurdistan Region to postpone the referendum on independence scheduled for Sep. 25 to help Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to secure a second term […]

Better check your wardrobe before going to Turkey. Turkish security forces are continuing to round up people for wearing shirts bearing the word “hero,” almost two weeks after a former soldier wearing a shirt with the word on it appeared in court facing charges of connections to last summer’s failed military coup. It was reported […]

Let the campaigns begin. The owner of Nalia Media Corporation, Shaswar Abdul Wahid announced on Tuesday a new movement ahead of the planned referendum on independence. In an interview with NRT, which the media conglomerate owns, Abdulwahid said that a campaign to urge people to “Vote No” in the independence referendum set for Sept. 25 […]

Yes he can! The centrist party of French President Emmanuel Macron looks on course to win a landslide victory following the first round of parliamentary elections. Projections show La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move) and its MoDem ally are set to win up to 445 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly. The final outcome […]

US President Donald Trump has congratulated President Erdogan on his victory in Sunday’s referendum that gave him sweeping new powers. In a phone call, Trump also thanked Erdogan for supporting America’s missile strike on a Syrian government airbase on 7 April. In the poll, 51.4% of Turkish voters backed the changes. Erdogan rejected criticism from […]

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has narrowly won a referendum to expand presidential powers, which could keep him in office until 2029. The “Yes” campaign won with 51.4% of the vote, with the “No” campaign closely behind with 48.6%. The electoral board called victory for the “Yes” campaign last night. Erdogan supporters say replacing the […]


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