18 Burst results for "Iraqi Kurds"
"iraqi kurds" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Northern Iraqi Kurds those are good guys these are Marxist revolutionaries and they intend on toppling America and they are training people here and I believe and I have no evidence of this except in foreign countries that the allies of Soros perhaps Soros funded himself our our training these people as well he said that he felt that the government had really abandon him now I want you to listen first of all when he said I heard them scream kill yourself he said it was like the devil evil is on a rampage evil believes it can win you are dealing and this is something that we showed you with occupy Wall Street and when I start seeing some of the signs that that we were looking for with occupy Wall Street I will tell you but this is a a an evil movement and there were things that were happening during occupy Wall Street and I don't think the protesters knew that they were doing this but they were actually participating in an ancient satanic ritual the things they were doing were ritualistic and this is evil I was struck by Seattle residents saying but it sounded like the devil and he's alone here's cut to this letter in support of this letter and not feel like she maybe because they're begging they were saying don't put us in this position like we don't want to be anyone out but we're all systems.
Kurds mobilize in Syria as Turkey poised for imminent attack
"A remarkable announcement late on Sunday night the White House said that the United States forces in northern Syria would move aside in advance of a planned Turkish military offensive the move marks a major shift in US foreign policy effectively Turkey the green light to attack us-backed Kurdish forces which would make just the latest time that we have betrayed the Kurds obviously the United States has repeatedly told the they were our allies and that we're working with them only to put them in a situation where they were basically screwed that happens during the Gulf War in nineteen ninety-one when George H W Bush called for the Iraqi military and Iraqi people to throw out Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi Kurds in northern Iraq than actually stood up and tried to do that at which point Saddam Hussein basically gas than the down in the United States did nearly nothing about any of that during the late nineteen ninety s during the Clinton administration the Clinton administration basically armed the Turks could go ahead and kill a bunch of the Kurds on the Turkish border during the Iraq war in two thousand three the removes to help the Kurds and then the Kurds were basically left it to their own devices the Kurds are also more targeted by Isis so this is just the latest iteration of a common pattern which is that we all sound off when it's time to help the Kurds and then the minute that it becomes not time to help everybody runs screaming for the exits and that's just horrible every way you slice it there's no rationale not only for not allowing the Curtis to defend themselves here in providing the resources to do so considering they have been our most consistent ally in that region of the world fighting against Isis fighting against Saddam Hussein fighting against the Iranian Shia militias not only that but helping out the Turks horrible idea because the Turkish government right now is run by Recep Tayyip Erdogan who happens be a dictator and an incredibly repressive dictator at that who was jailed hundreds of thousands of political opponents who has made clear his desire to act brutally and violently toward the Kurds but president trump has been taken by Iran before he's had these sort of warm relations with with air to one in terms of phone calls at the or at least according to CNN following a phone call between US President Donald Trump and Turkish president received Taber won the White House said that Turkey would soon begin military offensive and U. S. forces would not be involved in the operation Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long planned operation into northern Syria statement said the US Armed Forces will not support involved in the operation and US forces having defeated the Isis territorial calvet will no longer be in the immediate
"iraqi kurds" Discussed on PRI's The World
"We Iraqi cours did not listen to the Iranians it came true. And now it's coming through for Syrian Kurds too. So are you feeling personally that the US is letting you down? Yes, it's some kind of abandonment the presence of US troops in Syria has deterred these Lameck state deterred Turkey, it has detailed Russian and regime forces from approaching the only areas that are safe. So, of course, many people see it as a betrayal, but Iraqi Kurds are kind of used to it because it was exactly a year ago that the US abandoned Iraqi Kurds when era. Iraqi troops invaded the Kurdish region. So for Iraqi Kurds, it's not new for Syrian Kurds. I think it's a surprise or a shock. People always say the only friends of the US are Kurds in the Middle East. And now people feel the United States with this kind of action has lost the only friend it had in the Middle East. That's the public opinion if the US indeed exit Syria will Turkey set it site on crushing the Kurds is that the next shoe to drop. That's exactly what upset millions of Kurds is that they say there's some kind of deal between Trump and the Turkish president Erdo on. And this withdrawal is a green light to Turkey to go into the Kurdish areas and crush the Kurdish autonomous region or fight the Kurds. That's the main fear. There's also the tweet from President Trump about victory over ISIS a few days ago, I know Kurdish fighters reportedly seized most of the town of hygiene, that's the last. City under ISIS control in Syria. What have the Kurdish forces done to take on is is what what is that effort?.
"iraqi kurds" Discussed on AM 1260 The Answer
"I think been as troubled as i have been by what appears to be the abandonment of folks who have been in that part of the worlds apart of course from israel about as reliable allies as we've had the turks are now actually attacking them in syria and i think would like to do so elsewhere as well what should american policy be as you see these will be the kurds congressman steve king will i i would say that there was a referendum on the iraqi kurds last fall perhaps september than ninety two percent there the kurds went to the polls that day said they'd like to be an independent nation state is sovereign nation state and shortly after that then secretary of state tillerson announced that it was an illegitimate an illegitimate referendum i think that was a mistake on our foreign policy and i said so to the kurds and i've done this on in what would now be international media and that we should have acne knowledge the result of that referendum and opens the door at least if not recognize the kurdistan as an independent nation state had we done that they would be an independent nation state today in my opinion and they would be our allies for the next hundred years or more that might have been enough to intimidate the turks to keep them from attacking kurds in in northern syria to the kurds that i've been i've been over there to meet with several times now i'm with barzani's two generations of them it'd be how i i described that and i say to them i would like to see you be independent nation state by we look to the east look to the west if you choose when they'll look to the north end deter don't even act like you're innocent all interested about influencing anything across the border into turkey because erta one is unhinged and he's unpredictable but he's also very reactionary and i think that's what's going on now girdle on sees and turkey that sees the threat of the independent nation state occurs we'll talk with you again soon sir thank you so much for joining us stuck to lawrenceville and is up next on china and more straight ahead.
"iraqi kurds" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The help of the central intelligence agency and is now being held on an island prison he has at various times come very close to of sweeping peace agreement with the turkish government that's true an aid shows that if president aired a one the current president turkey really wanted to there's no reason why he could not stop this violence against the pkk and start negotiating because as you just pointed out from two thousand thirteen to july two thousand fifteen the pkk and the turkish government were negotiating an basically the negotiations stopped one aired awan calculated he would be stronger politically in turkey by assuming a stronger turkish nationalist position against the kurds and started up the fighting again because of the weakness of the central government's in iraq and syria the kurds may enjoy more autonomy now than at any time in the past hundred years are there any circumstances where you could envision up an independent kurdistan not a pair in kurdistan that would mean all the kurds in iraq turkey iran and syria but in iraq we were very close to an independent pro toll iraqi kurdish state uh ed as you know apparently the iraqi kurds reached a bridge too far and held in advisory referendum on september 25th two thousand seventeen and as a result of that referendum which called for the advice of people to seek independence everybody including the united states joined up against the iraqi kurds and a month later of the iraqi army moved into the southern part of iraqi kurdistan and cut off about half of the territory that iraqi kurds have been occupying and specifically for scholars like me in news people like you we no longer could even come into the two international airports in iraqi kurdistan they were closed down for international travel by the baghdad government so we were so close to possibly having independence in iraqi kurdistan but it was shut off in october last year and were not back to square one but the kurds in iraq suffered a grievous blow and are now simply trying to find their feet again very demoralized we're gonna hear more about the kurds.
"iraqi kurds" Discussed on The President's Inbox
"These the the the desire on the part of the iraqi kurds for an independence referendum combined with the why pgzed territorial gains combined with its linkage to the pkk force aired wanted to take a very very strong stance against the referenda but remain mostly rhetorical he said i might cut off the oil i might starve them to death i might close the border he did none of those thanks now maybe did none of those things because it was going to hurt a turkish oil traders and the and and and other traders on the border there or maybe he figured that he could lend his political and diplomatic support to baghdad and tehran and they could undermine the k r jeez bid and it would accrue to everyone's interest as well and so that's where we pivot to iran and the iranians who have had traditionally a closer ties with barzani's rival jalal talabani who recently died uh but was a vice president or arrays of former president sorry for the pros the dance president of of iraq jalal talabani the leader of the puk the patriotic union of kurdistan uh and the iranians had council very strongly against against the kogo iran has its own large kurdish population on the when the results were announced in the kogo independence referendum parts of iran in kurdistan erupted in in protest in demonstration in support of it and of course the iranians have a tremendous amount invested in baghdad and this vote was going to to weaken weaken them so the iranians clearly played a role in encouraging.
"iraqi kurds" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Are so thorough shas lee opposed to anything even vaguely resembling a sydney autonomous kurdish homeland so that's so i just wanted to ask you having if would you find any kind of possibilities some away a chink somewhere that that way the kurds could push forward well i do think the iraqi kurds are the farthest along in first of all demonstrating a level of self governance and autonomy and it's been in the iraqi constitution for many many years even under saddam there was the provision for the kurds to be an autonomous region and so the iraqi kurds living within the territory of sovereign iraqi state boundaries are are moving forward the next closest connection the crossborder kurdish in actions turkey's kurds and particularly the insurgent pkk is the closest to the syrian kurds so that is a troubling dynamic for the turks even other turks have learned to get along with iraqi kurds they are deeply worried that what their own radical pkk kerr these are doing very much the in the mentor and inspiration for syrian kurds those same syrian kurds that the us forces have been working with to defeat the islamic state that is a crossborder linkage that is potentially destabilising for the region so but so far we don't yet see a true pan kurdish nationalist movement emerging the kurds are separated by mountains linguistics different you know political identities in the 20th century so i really think we should take it one step at a time that iraqi kurdistan is where the independence impulse is currently and weather that would be an inspiration to kurds and other countries are remains to be seen thank you very much into.
"iraqi kurds" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM
"To do a lot of things that are potentially harmful for our national security interests uh and that's why it such an important position but that's also why you see congress stepping in at least a little bit or or at least you did on the russia issue would passing the countering america's adversaries act which basically provide the executive branch with additional authority to be able to sanction rush efforts maligned behavior you thought up half with majorities of four hundred nineteen two three in the house and ninety eight to an set it it it essentially look trump from being able to unilaterally lift sanctions on russia which is what he tried to do when he first came into office in january for you he congress trying to exert a little bit more of a role at check the executive but of course uh take about so much power odd particularly up foreign policy and national security issues but it is difficult to do that so let's turn to some of the more important foreign policy theaters it seemed to be ruling at the moment i think most of all what just happened in iraqi kurdistan seems to have the greatest potential for a major explosion first of all the syrian kurds who just taken araca and the iraqi kurds uh america's boots on the ground they proved themselves to be the only reliable partner in rolling back the islamic state in both iraq and syria but they what the buzz any government in the rocky kurdistan went ahead they a referendum which was extremely ill advised my sense is that there wasn't enough engagement from president trump and his people to dissuade them from doing what they did and now you have a situation where the iraqi could force in the and the general suleyman who is a as far as america's concern is a war criminal these response for killing a number of americans in a during the iraq war he's running the show there on the ground and uh this is a very explosive situation the kurds of ever have been sold out before by iran they go to enemies all around them turkey iran and now baghdad could cook was a cash cow do their at form of economic they'll economic lifeline if you will then everybody's armed to the teeth there so if you still in the pentagon my sense is that you and your colleagues you hair would be on five well absolutely i mean this.
"iraqi kurds" Discussed on 1410 WDOV
"The incredible spirit and tenacity and honor of the iraqi kurds despite all of the atrocities around them the genocide around them the genocide visited upon them by saddam hussein the on fall campaign the poison gas attack at how laubscher a kurdish town on dropping poisongas on men women and children from saddam's helicopters uh they have endured through all of this and despite the breakdown of their country into a g hottest sadist anarchy for a while the kurds kept it together somehow as a result of the bravery of kurdish peshmerga on the trustworthiness of the kurdish government look i i'm not naive i know government is perfect they're acting in their own self interest in the interest of their people and uh the the barzani's and the other other clans that ron the kurdish area of iraq that run kurdistan are certainly not without sin but because of the kurds i can put it to you in these terms and i think that most of the veterans i know we got a lot of veterans who listen to the show and a lot of active military too because of the kurds there are fewer americans who have come back with grievous wounds from iraq and there are fewer americans who have come back having then killed in action because of kurdish actions because of what they did now it's their country and they have an interested in all of.
"iraqi kurds" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"The same thing is true with the occurred a problem with the kurds has always been there central division which means that the neighbor states can play one faction off another in which he defend iraqi kurdistan already so for example the kurdistan democratic party led by massoud barzani the defacto president uh out of the region i the facto because of turban off expire two years ago but he's the one that called the referendum and he's very very close to the turks well it's still woman ah and other areas that the domain to the former iraqi president to wall talabani they're much closer to iran so we iraqi kurd hair could be set up for a proxy battle but if we talk about kurdishnationalist and more broadly why are we only talking about one kurdistan after all there two romanias one of which have called moldova there albania one of which is called costa vo so why would we assume that all the kurds would unite into a single state rather than a future force state i think it reminds us of gist of of what we said before that everything has tentacles in the middle east and this says really deep uh dangers and implications what about for israel we saw that netanyahu came out in support for the referendum rda one complained about her to one of turkey complained about it how do you see the the relationship between israel and the kurdish area and the impact on turkey you're on its federer we know there tomorrow caithness israeli fully understand what there's a lot of people of iraqi kurdistan inside israel so that said why have been a little bit critical of netanyahu is i don't want a repeat of what happened in 19th 75 19th 75 of course it when the united states had been supporting the kurdish rebellion any rock i would masud barzani's father henry kissinger brokered a deal of realpolitik deal pulled support and the whole kurdish enterprise if the israelis are not willing damp ably help the kurds if the iran interfere if the turks blockade then in a way they're setting him up for failure and i think fat figu responsible they curve kurds of iraq i want a focus on them michael because there are a mystery to me at the.
"iraqi kurds" Discussed on KGO 810
"Really big deal that i don't believe many here understand so first off can you help me understood help me explain why the iraqi kurds would vote for independence and really this is bigger than just the iraqi kurds the kurds are a group that are in turkey there anyway wron so let's set the stage of of the importance of this vote all right well it is of course a pretty complicated situation so so let me give you the basic uh the kurds number around thirty million people scattered across for countries in the middle east you in iran turkey syria and iraq now in iraq in particular uh over the last couple of decades you've seen the emergence of or not thomas region in the north of iraq that's an run by a kurdish government or a predominantly kurdish government and they as you as you i'm sure your listeners know have been really influential david in fighting the islamic state they have a lot of friends here in washington among lawmakers and tank and they're seen very positively as um a really proactive western friendly agent in the middle east um and dave decided this year that be the ruling faction in the in iraqi kurdistan undecided is here at now is the moment to test the waters for their longstanding aspirations friend depend and um the problem though is it out of course nobody else in the region wants to see a new iraqi kurdish state for a host of reasons that we can go into uh and the un and that includes the united states uh the united states that no one fee at this point does not want to see the fragmentation of iraq and uh some during that that could potentially in the minds of soak here in this administration and elsewhere uh could lead to derail the fight against isis he could severely undermined the political stability of the government and bagdhad dod so for a lot of reasons most people are opposed to it um the kurds themselves we have haven't had a formal announcement yet of the.
"iraqi kurds" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM
"Kungfu monkeys on thursday september twenty eight at the barracks keeping the rockies loaned iran's afford heavier angrily condemned of the independence referendum that's just been held in iraqi kurdistan the iranian sayed could trigger political chaos in the region and president edwin of turkey has threatened harsh measures if the push for independence continues from istanbul his monk lohan the laura sabrerattling clearly guy on by president add wanted to add a lot of it i think is for the domestic political audience hair but actually techies built up very strong relations with v iraqi kurds principally through oil hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil pumped from iraqi kurdistan through to turkey every day that feeds the turkish energy needs and also had a kurdish economy and crucially the iraqi kurdistan government opposes the kurdish militant group the pkk and as allow turkish military bases in northern iraq so actually i think that there is a big difference hey between the public rhetoric and what is being said behind closed doors the french president emmanuel macron has set out an ambitious vision for reforming the european union he was speaking at the sorbonne university in paris blew hot fable paul not coping the flareup that we know is to win a call to slow and too inefficient sympathy but only europe can give us the power to act in the world faced with big contemporary challenge is basically only europe can ensure a real sovereignty that means our ability to exist in the current well to defend our values and our intransigence funnel no fellow than knows that mr macron called for a european military intervention force and a common budget for the countries using the euro currency punches and chairs have been thrown in the ugandan parliament as tensions grow because of an attempt to remove the presidential agelimit ugandan media also reported that the opposition leader vuk he's a busy jay was arrested earlier on tuesday james comfortable has more details he awaringha seventy has been president of uganda for more than three decades but under the current constitution he will be too old to stand for reelection.
"iraqi kurds" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The government in baghdad i'm joined now by mark levin in his stamp on a mock why is presumed dead one so angry why thing there are two reasons why turkey's been so opposed the kurdish referendum julian number one is of course that turkey has a sizeable kurdish minority that has been fighting an in rebellion since the 1980's and forty thousand people have been killed in that kurdish insurgency so turkey is worried that the that kurdish statehood in iraq would fan the flames yet further of the kurdish in see here in turkey and secondly present adwan is and the government of war read that the kurds in northern iraq once cut cook the city oil rich city in northern iraq to be part of a future kurdish state because incude there is a sizeable ethnic tuck and population as well as the kurds and arabs and talk you feels as strong as strong ethnic ties with the turkmen vaso turkey of prisoners one is not one who is not a man who likes to to to to how people go against him i am so he has hit out very fifty indeed today but said he he also hit and his government has of have strong ties with the iraqi kurds through oil and the fact that the iraqi kurds a oppose the kurdish minutes and group the pkk so i think that there is a difference here in the public rhetoric and what is being said behind closed doors i okay markelle more from you in a moment tim let's go though to international reaction to most western governments also opposed the referendum of britain had supported negociations with the government's him baghdad in iraqi kurdistan and the british foreign secretary boris johnson it urged all sides to refrain from provocative statements and actions in the aftermath of the referendum now dean the how we as an iraqiborn british conservative member of parliament of kurdish descent and he's a member of the uk parliamentary foreign affairs said lacked a committee he's inevitabile in iraqi kurdistan what's his reaction to the.
"iraqi kurds" Discussed on BBC Radio 4
"Mayor of london and the shadow chancellor john mcdonnell tuenup thirty minutes past six referendum in kurdistan today list iraqi kurdistan his game to almost certainly see backing for independence raj run jabbar is on the line is the kurdish affairs expo with bbc monitoring a give us the background first of all why is it being held today will basically the iraqi kurds have long wanted to to hold a referendum but it was the ice war that kind of a put a halt into the process of a belated for this time however the referendum has has a since square since has been called as being quite controversial a by brainer there has been internal concerns among the iraqi kurds but also there has tracked agree actions from iraq from neighboring countries and old also internationally but because saying they have been left out without stay eight of their own when the released was called the early 20th century and that now while i as is on the verge of defeat they deserve to have a state of their own and other should be rewarded with independence when they have been fighting on behalf of the uslead coalition against isis in in in northern iraq so the held a referendum let's assume for the moment excuse me that it is an overwhelming yes to independence what would happen then we'll many voters of course would believe that independence would come straight away but that's not the case of course the there will be negotiations with the central government there will be negotiations with all a country that have an interest in the iraqi kurdistan region including neighboring countries and also the international community so the process at won't be as easy and asks movers most voters in iraq could the sun are believe in it to me at raj roundabout thank you very much but.
"iraqi kurds" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"And a statement came out of that meeting so position is very clear there were were in constant discussions with all signs here and remain hopeful because there is a very good package on the table that i think if you look at what the kurds have accomplished by this referendum process in terms of uh reunifying their parliament for the first time in twenty two months it had been basically development in terms of helping apob iraqi kurds together they've already achieved a great amount and they have the international community prepared to fully support and endorse a very intense process of negotiations and that's something that is being discussed the referendum too good your question just carries an awful lot of risks and that's not something that assumpico states can control other actors here will make their own decisions including favors turkey for example so that is why we remain in very close consultations with all of our friends in the kurdistan region and they're very close friends and partners and also with the iraqi government and i remain hopeful that there is a very good package on the table in which an alternative might actually be the better path for all all sides but again we will see and in terms of the consequences of the referendum is not something that we can fully control if it it just carries a lot of risks we've mentioned mcgurk this special presidential envoy for the global coalition to defeat isis he spoke to reporters today in new york city that read out that he mentioned with the meeting with president donald trump and the president of turkey it does say the two leaders reaffirmed their rejection of the plan kurdistan regional governments referendum on september 25th and the serious consequences that would follow faltered occurs they called on kurdish leaders to accept the process of intense negotiations on all outstanding issues which the united states in turkey a prepared to endorse and support about six million kurds about twenty percent of the iraqi population live in the kurdistan region of iraq and if the referendum goes ahead it is expected to pass overwhelmingly there about thirty million kurds in territories that overlap northern iraq turkey iran and syria british prime minister theresa may proposing an implementation period of about two years offering a transition after britain's formal departure from the european union in march of two thousand nineteen the.
"iraqi kurds" Discussed on SOFREP Radio
"Yeah but don't sit there is a huge difference between the iraqi kurds and the syrian kurds sure i just mean what i'm about to say that that four now java is not asking for independence right they just want you know the right to be self govern to end they want to create something more like switzerland do you know in which you have come tallin send that are you know the self independently they told us that that they will they didn't want to split off from syria they just wanted some local governance and local autonomy exactly this and i think that theme in our is so much difficult being estate in so many different ways that i think that yes to have your own currency to i've here on currency you have to have so many eu funding for schools and no all of that you know and i think that maybe it depends again how powerful assad we'll be in a couple of months i don't think that much and which kind of negotiations will go between the two the other thing i wanted to get into a little bit for last last thing on syria there will move north korea is on this phenomenon thought i mean i've written about it quite a bit about foreign fighters go and and signing up with the white pg r y p j and with the first time we went to syria most of the foreign fighters were um military veterans either they had deployed or not but they had served in a military in england in um in holland in germany in america moon met people from all those countries.
"iraqi kurds" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"Now on the 25th a september iraqi kurds a planning to head to the polls to decide their future as he the pulse of iraq or as an independent state unsurprisingly bagdhad is less than enthusiastic about any potential breakaway but must food 'basanti the president the iraqi kurdistan region says that they will go ahead regardless even saying he'll decide his own borders off to it a now joined by chris lord to explain more chris uh the likely way this vote before i think we can guesses as a push for independence is an absolutely i mean if you look at the region's that this vote is going to happen in their almost all predominantly kurdish towns the ethnicities lived there um so you are going to see very strong um result now by god is already said as you mentioned they know in a wreck recognize whatever whichever way this referendum goes if not the the hide rather body the prime minister said it's unconstitutional well it's very important about the comment the buzz only made about in prepared draws on board is is that some of these regions do contain quite significant populations the on nor ethnically kurdish click kirk being one of them which is at quite a lot of took who there now this officer poses major problems because even if this referendum isn't recognize and it doesn't become any kind of lauren and we don't see necessary independent kurdistan come out of it you're going to have a lot of people here within a feel that lines have been drawn in the sand and that's going to be very important going forward an december we say they're going to took ryan pendants on the kinda independent already.
"iraqi kurds" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Powers going off there's another example here there isn't even a proper eletricity supply and here you're state that wants to be independence and you can't even generation of electricity these defects in the infrastructure coming beholden the envisat gender explain vis defense of the infrastructure we can fix that we will survive another iraqi kurd political party goran which means change says that the referendum is illegitimate because it's been decided unilaterally by the president that his party and not by parliament and the referenda the may just be a political exercise in sending a message to baghdad abderrazaak minnesota the puk says it could be very dangerous to follow yes results of the referendum with a hasty declaration of iraqi kurdish independence we don't want to declare independence and expect the war as a consequence a war with our neighbors if the result is yes for independence that doesn't mean that will permit the glee we had the independence that what would you fear with but you think that it took baby but i think the case a more flexible than the of surrounding countries he means turkey and iran both are afraid the iraqi kurdish independence might invigorate the road kurdish separatists both countries use the military against kurdish independence activists and all execute them what if he ronald turkey intervened in iraqi kurdistan the iranian border for instance as any forty kilometers from mr muses offices suleymaniya he's not bother we hope his millions societies we have all that means that suit the curse of video would warriors abdurazak mirza added 2014 it was the kurdish peshmerga who stopped isis from taking over kirkuk unlike the iraqi army who just like they did in muscle run away one of the richest oil regions of iraq kirkuk is still other kurdish peshmerga security and we'll be included in the september referendum as goods regard the city as part of kurdistan i want to annex it from iraq which is another reason for fear in an armed conflict between iraqi kurds and baghdad he sykes reporting from iraqi kurdistan today bucay government is hosting an international family planning summit in london the gathering brings together government ministers ngos and activists from all over the world to discuss efforts to ensure that more women and girls are able to plan their families and nephew chance the key.