Kamal Chomani

Cemil Bayik is seen in the Qandil Mountains, northern Iraq, March 2017. (photo by Kamal Chomani)

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PKK leader: International mediation needed on Kurdish issue

Sunday, Apr. 9, 2017 | Kamal Chomani, Contributor

In an exclusive interview, Al-Monitor met Cemil Bayik, one of the main leaders of the Kurdistan Workers Party, in northern Iraq's Qandil Mountains to talk about the current dispute between the Kurds and Turkey and its impact on Iraq.

KRG, PKK make unlikely allies as they battle IS together

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 | Kamal Chomani, Contributor

Often contentious Kurdish factions in Syria and Iraq are setting aside their differences to unite in fighting the Islamic State.

Independent media fades in Iraqi Kurdistan

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 | Kamal Chomani, Contributor

The proliferation of independent media organizations in Iraqi Kurdistan in the early 2000s is reversing as political parties invest heavily in media outlets while intimidating independent journalists.

Push for Kurdish independence divides Iraqi Kurds

Wednesday, Jul. 9, 2014 | Kamal Chomani, Contributor

Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani's call for independence from Iraq has drawn criticism from Iraqi Kurdish politicians who fear a Kurdish state would become a Turkish vassal state.

Turkey, Iran influence Iraqi Kurdistan politics

Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 | Kamal Chomani, Contributor

The post-election politics of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq is subject to relationships among Iran, Iraq and Turkey.

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Kamal Chomani is a Kurdish journalist writing on the political affairs of the Kurdistan Regional Government and covering Kurdish politics in Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey for leading impartial Kurdish media outlets. Chomani has had a regular column for The Kurdistan Tribune since 2010. On Twitter: @KamalChomani

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