Hasan Turan (Kirkuk Provincial Council) visit to Northern Ireland

Hasan Turan (Kirkuk Provincial Council) visit to Northern Ireland

“Terrorists tried to divide us, but we are now stronger together”: Hasan Turan (Kirkuk Provincial Council) visit to Northern Ireland by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 16 August 2013 On the back of the political assassination of a fellow member of Kirkuk Provincial Council, its Chairman Hasan Turan travelled to Northern Ireland for a […]

Interactive remembrance of Iraq & Afghanistan casualties

Interactive remembrance of Iraq & Afghanistan casualties

While reading an article about the withdrawal of American forces in Iraq — and in particular its city of Kirkuk — a participating member of the Forum for Cities in Transition, one of my work projects — I came across a link to an interactive map that displays every single casualty of the coalition forces […]

KRG Northern Ireland

KRG Northern Ireland

Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, UK High Representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government, made an official visit to Northern Ireland, to make the case for increased and mutually beneficial commercial and cultural connections between Northern Ireland and Iraqi Kurdistan. A reception was held at the Linen Hall Library, with an introduction by Belfast Lord Mayor, Pat […]

Iraq – Learning Lessons from Northern Ireland

In March 2008, a delegation of Iraqi parliamentarians, from Iraq’s Constitutional Review Committee, and Council of Representatives (ICOR), travelled to Northern Ireland to study its peace process. The study tour was supported by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), and organised locally by Stratagem. […]