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Showing posts with label referendum. Show all posts

Friday, 6 October 2017

Catalan parliament defies Madrid pressure, works on independence declaration

Catalan parliament
Catalan secessionists were working today towards a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain that could be adopted next week in defiance of a court order and increased economic pressure from Madrid.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Turkish FM insists on 'time limit' for KRG

Kurdistan iraq
A time limit should be set up for the northern Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) to reconsider from their “mistake” of holding an illegitimate referendum, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Turkey halts flights to northern Iraq, issues travel warning

Turkey halts flights to northern Iraq
Turkey has issued a new travel warning to Turkish nationals after Turkey’s consulate in Arbil announced that Turkish airline companies will halt flying to northern Iraq after 6:00 p.m. on Friday Sept. 29 until further notice at the request of Baghdad, following a referendum for independence held by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

Thursday, 21 September 2017

En attendant Godot: French president asks Kurd leader to delay region poll

French president asks Kurd leader to delay region poll
French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday asked Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani to postpone next week’s controversial referendum on Kurdish regional independence.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Iraq’s Kurdish parliament approves September 25 independence referendum

an independent Kurdish state could fuel separatism among their own Kurdish populations
Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region's parliament approved a plan to hold a Sept. 25 referendum on independence, ignoring Iraqi, Iranian and Turkish opposition as well as U.S and Western concern that the vote could cause new conflicts in the region.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Spain summons Catalan mayors over independence vote

Spain's Constitutional Court
Spain's state prosecutor has ordered a criminal probe of all 700-plus Catalan mayors who have backed an independence referendum, as Madrid seeks to block the separatist vote it deems illegal.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Saturday, 12 August 2017

KRG to maintain plan for holding independence referendum: Official

Kurds turkey iran iraq syria
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will maintain their plan to hold a referendum on independence on Sept. 25, despite a U.S. request to postpone it, a high-ranking Kurdish official told Reuters on Aug. 12.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Challenges remain after Mosul liberation: UN envoy

kurds iraq
The path to conclusively defeat Daesh is fraught with difficulties despite a major victory in Mosul, the United Nations' special envoy on Iraq said Monday.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Venezuelan President Urges Peaceful Conduct of Opposition’s Referendum

The opposition’s referendum
The opposition’s referendum will question the legitimacy of the National Constituent Assembly, called by Maduro, and the need for the elections in Venezuela. However, the country's National Electoral Council said that results of the referendum will not have legal force as only the electoral authorities have the right to hold such events. The opposition in response referred to Article 71 of the constitution, which allows holding consultative surveys.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Scotland puts second independence referendum on hold

Scotland has delayed plans for a second referendum on independence until there is "sufficient clarity" on Britain's departure from the European Union.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Monitor says Turkey's referendum was not genuinely democratic

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe election monitor said Turkey's referendum was not impartial and instead favored President Recep Tayyip Erdogan amid "limitations on fundamental freedoms."

Sunday, 16 April 2017

AK Party hails outcome of Turkey's referendum

Officials from Turkey's ruling party have congratulated their people for the outcome of a referendum to amend the constitution and grant the presidential office new executive powers.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Scotland makes formal request to UK for new independence vote

Scotland’s first minister formally requested a second referendum on independence on Friday, declaring that Scots have the right to exercise their right of self-determination.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Scottish parliament backs bid for new independence referendum

The Scottish parliament has backed First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's bid for a new independence referendum, further complicating Britain's political situation just as years of talks on the terms of Brexit were about to begin.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Erdogan: Dutch acting like Nazi remnants and fascists after FM flight block

The Turkish president on Saturday said the Dutch were acting like Nazi remnants and fascists after the government of the Netherlands denied landing permission for a plane carrying the Turkish foreign minister.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Turkish FM says ‘racists’ like Wilders won’t prevent him from going to Netherlands

Turkey’s foreign minister has said he doesn’t care about “fascists and racists” like Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders, and says they won’t prevent him from meeting with Turkish citizens. Wilders earlier called for a ban on Turkish officials campaigning in the Netherlands.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

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