Kurdistan

Kurdish Protest in Downtown Fargo Over Treatment in Iran

Farok says both Americans and the Kurdish people share the same type of democratic values in supporting civil liberties and free speech.

  FARGO, N.D. — Protesters armed with signs, chants and their dedication to get awareness and help for the Kurds dying in protests against the Iranian government. “The Iranian government is very, very clever and very good at shutting media down and shutting internet down so if you’re own city so if your protesting the next city won’t know your…

Kurdish Community Holds Vigil In Moorhead

It was hosted by the Chira Global Development Organization

  MOORHEAD, MINN. — Impassioned speeches filled the room at the Trinity Lutheran Church as residents, public officials, and members of the Kurdish community came together to remember the lives lost but to carry on the hope for those still facing oppression overseas. For Azad Berwari, who grew up in the Iraqi section of Kurdistan. The conflict in Syria is…

Kurdish Americans Protest In Downtown Fargo

"we are a very persistent people we don't give up."

FARGO, N.D. — People armed with signs, flags and their voices,packed the streets in Downtown Fargo. “Were out here protesting the fact that our people are still being slaughtered, our kids are being massacred, and nothing has changed,” Protest organizer Kawar Farok said. Protesters say without U.S. aid and protection from the recent attacks from Turkey, Kurdish fighters who fought…

Protesters Take a Stand in Front of ND Senators’ Offices

They're asking the politicians to help stop Iraqi government forces from fighting the Kurdistan territory

FARGO, ND — Kurdish-Americans in Fargo are protesting in front of Senator Hoeven and Heitkamp’s offices this afternoon. They’re asking the politicians to help stop Iraqi government forces from fighting the Kurdistan territory. About a year ago, the two sides fought together against ISIS. After Iraqi-Kurdistan voted in an independence referendum earlier in the fall, Iraq sent troops to “impose…

Kurdish Americans in Moorhead Celebrate the Independence Referendum

A vote on September 25th will decide if their home country becomes an independent nation

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Hundreds of Kurdish Americans from across the Valley are celebrating what may become Independence Day in their home country. They first came to Moorhead in the 1970’s as refugees. Many of them came here to escape persecution. Oppressing forces have been at odds with Kurdistan for more than 100 years. At Gooseberry park, a Kurdish community with…

Kurdish-Americans to Celebrate Independence Referendum in Moorhead

All people are encouraged to show up regardless of heritage

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Kurdish Americans in the Valley are getting ready to celebrate a vote which could grant independence to southern parts of Kurdistan. The Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum goes to the vote on September 25th. Kawar Forok told us many Kurdish Americans will be able to take part in the vote from here in the United States. Many Kurdish…