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Kirkuk provincial council threatens to sue Iraqi PM Abadi

KurdPress - 2017-05-15 12:54
The provincial council of Kirkuk has threatened to take legal actions against Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi over failing to implement the article 140 from the country’s constitution in Kirkuk. ...

Kirkuk Council Threatens to Sue PM Abadi

BAS News - 2017-05-15 00:24
KIRKUK — The provincial council of Kirkuk has threatened to take legal actions against Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi over failing to implement the article 140 from the country’s constitution in Kirkuk. Rebwar Talabani, head of the council, told al ...

Venezuela: A Blueprint for Strife

International Crisis Group - 2017-05-12 17:19
Two developments are propelling Venezuela faster along a route that has already led to dozens of deaths in the last few weeks: the first is an undemocratic proposal for a new constitution; the second is increasingly isolated Venezuela’s withdrawal from t ...

Hoisting PKK and Turkish Flags in Kirkuk Against Constitution: MP

BAS News - 2017-05-10 16:59
ERBIL — Raising Kurdistan Workers' Party's (PKK) flag in Kirkuk city is against the Iraqi federal constitution, said a Kurdish lawmaker. Mohamed Osman, a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) member of the Iraqi parliament, told BasNews that hoisting any fl ...

Japan sends biggest warship to protect US supply vessel

Waar Media - 2017-05-01 17:26
WAAR-DUHOK: Amid rising tensions over North Korea, Japan has dispatched its biggest warship, in the first such deployment since new laws loosened the limits of the country’s pacifist constitution. The Izumo has reportedly been sent to help safeguard US n ...

Hashd al-Shaabi: PKK Presence in Sinjar Against Iraqi Constitution

BAS News - 2017-04-27 00:06
BAGHDAD —The Iraqi Shi’ite militia group known as Hashd al-Shaabi or the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) on Wednesday opposed the presence of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Iraq, saying it is against the constitution. “The Iraqi constitution does no ...

EU lawmaker: Turkey can’t join EU with new constitution

Waar Media - 2017-04-26 14:11
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey will close the door on joining the European Union if it adopts constitutional changes backed at a referendum last week, a leading member of the EU parliament responsible for dealings with Ankara said on Wednesday. Kati Piri’s comments ...

Turkey Votes “Yes”, 51.32% Accepting the Presidential System

BAS News - 2017-04-16 23:52
ISTANBUL — “Yes" votes have overtaken the “No” votes in the historic referendum to alter Turkey’s constitution and reconfigure its system from the parliamentary system to the presidential system. Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim called the results ...

Voting begins in Turkey on expanding Erdogan’s power

KurdPress - 2017-04-16 12:09
Eligible voters began casting their ballots in Turkey on Sunday, April 16, in a referendum that proposes changing Turkey's constitution to increase President Tayyip Erdogan's powers. ...

No vote will solve Kurdish problem in Turkey: HDP deputy

KurdPress - 2017-04-16 12:09
A parliament member from Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Felak Nas Uca, urged for a “No” vote on Sunday, April 16, in a referendum on changes to the constitution of the country. ...

10 percent threshold designed against Kurds: CHP leader

KurdPress - 2017-04-15 13:05
The Leader of Turkey opposition Republican Peoples’ Party (CHP), Kemal Kilicdaroglu, stated that the 10 percent threshold to enter parliament as a party in Turkey’s constitution was designed against Kurds in the country and prevent them from entering the ...

Iraqi FM Labels Kurdistan Ruling Experience Successful

BAS News - 2017-04-12 14:14
Jaafari says Kurds are entitled to exercise their constitutional rights ERBIL—Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said on Wednesday that Kurds are entitled to enforce the rights granted to them by the Iraqi constitution while he also called for nat ...

Wave of attacks across southern Thailand after new constitution signed

Reuters - 2017-04-07 04:45
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police on Friday reported 22 attacks, including at least five small bomb blasts, in Muslim-majority southern Thailand only hours after King Maha Vajiralongkorn signed a new constitution on Thursday as a step towards ending militar ...

Fifth round of Geneva negotiations reveals internal obstacles

KNC Geneva - 2017-04-06 00:24
From March 23 to March 31, 2017, the fifth round of talks took place in Geneva since the resumption of talks in 2016. The objective of this round was to work on four fundamental issues: interim governance, elections, constitution and the complex of counte ...

Raising Kurdish flag in Kirkuk leads into clashes: deputy

KurdPress - 2017-04-03 12:10
A parliament deputy from al-Mawatin Alliance in the Iraqi parliament reiterated that the decision of the Kirkuk Provincial Council to raise Kurdistan Region’s flag on governmental buildings in Kirkuk is against the Iraqi constitution and will lead into cl ...

EU urges Russia to free detained protesters

Rojikurd - 2017-03-28 00:06
The police crackdown stopped “the exercise of basic freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly – which are fundamental rights enshrined in the Russian constitution,” the EU’s said on Monday. The US and the EU have slammed Moscow for detaini ...

Pakistan's parliament votes to reinstate secret military courts

Reuters - 2017-03-21 19:23
KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan's parliament on Tuesday amended the constitution to reinstate secret military courts that try civilians charged with terrorism offences, something activists have warned will lead to human rights abuses. ...

Next intra-Syrian talks set for late March – UN envoy

United Nations - 2017-03-11 04:32
The next round of the United Nations-facilitated intra-Syrian talks is expected to convene on 23 March to discuss issues related to governance, constitution, elections and counter terrorism, the UN Special Envoy for Syria has said. ...

PKK Presence in Kurdistan Against Iraqi Constitution: Official

BAS News - 2017-03-09 16:18
ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) presence in Kurdistan Region is not legal, said a Kurdish official. “According to the Iraqi constitution, the presence of any armed forces in Kurdistan Region, outside the control of Peshmerga Ministry, is against l ...

Turkey PM says Ankara respects Iraq’s territorial integrity

E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
ANKARA,— Turkey’s prime minister Tuesday stressed that Ankara respects Iraq’s territorial integrity as well as its constitution. At the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s parliamentary group meeting, Binali Yildirim underlined how the Iraqi Kurd ...

Syrian Kurds seeks own autonomous region

KurdPress - 2017-02-28 06:43
A Kurdish source has stated that Kurds in Syria demand to participate in effort to prepare Syria’s draft constitution and want the war-torn country to be federal. ...

Guatemala blocks entry to Dutch ship providing abortions

Reuters - 2017-02-24 03:30
PORT OF SAN JOSE, Guatemala (Reuters) - Guatemala's army detained a boat carrying a supply of abortion pills on Thursday and prevented it from picking up women seeking to end their pregnancies, saying the move was prohibited by the country's constitution. ...

President of Azerbaijan appoints his wife as first vice-president

Waar Media - 2017-02-21 12:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Azerbaijan’s first lady Mehriban Aliyeva has been appointed as the country’s first vice president. Azeri president Ilham Aliyev signed the relevant decree on Tuesday. “Based on Article 1031.1 of the Constitution of Azerbaijan, I appoint Mehri ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 24, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
Iraq’s State of Law Coalition MP: Not against Kurdish state if complies with constitution Baghdad: Iraq’s State of Law Coalition would not be against a Kurdish state if it was according to the constitution, one of the party’s lawmakers said on Tuesday. S ...

Syrian Kurds welcome Russian-proposed draft constitution for Syria

E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
PARIS,— In an interview with Sputnik, Halit İsa, a representative of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in France, revealed the details of his Friday meeting in Moscow with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. “Mr. Lavrov familiarized us ...

Syria disagrees with Russia on Kurdish autonomy

KurdPress - 2017-02-01 11:49
The Syrian government completely rejected any form of Kurdish autonomy and has reportedly proposed amendments to change the Russian draft proposal for a new Syrian constitution. ...

Pouvoirs illimités pour le président turc Erdogan

Institut kurde - Paris - 2017-01-22 02:31
LEMONDE.FR ┃MARIE JÉGO La réforme controversée adoptée par le Parlement doit encore être approuvée par référendum au printemps Dix-huit articles de la Constitution ont été modifiés, de façon que le président devienne le maître absolu du pays. ...

Turkey suspends Kurdish lawmaker Garo Paylan for ‘genocide’ comment

E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
ISTANBUL,— A pro-Kurdish lawmaker has been temporarily suspended from the Turkish parliament for saying the word “genocide” during heated discussions on changes to the constitution, state media has said. Member of parliament for the Peoples’ Democratic Pa ...

First four basic articles of constitution will not change: Turkish PM

KurdPress - 2017-01-16 11:46
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has ruled out any possible change to the Turkish constitution’s first four articles, following a recent controversial remark by a Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy on the issue, Hurriyet daily reported. ...

Turkey’s Kurdish HDP party to boycott constitutional reform vote

E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
ANKARA,— Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party to boycott a parliamentary vote on a controversial new draft constitution aimed at giving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greater powers, in protest over the arrest of its MPs. The Turkish parliament voted on Tuesday to ...

Turkish police fire tear gas at protest against stronger presidency

Reuters - 2017-01-09 12:50
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of people outside parliament on Monday protesting against planned changes to the constitution that would expand the powers of President Tayyip Erdogan. ...

Syrian Regime Demands Kurds Respect Sovereignty of Syria: Activist

BAS News - 2017-01-03 15:48
The activist says Kurds are also asked to agree to Bashar al-Assad's presidency and lay down arms ERBIL — The Syrian regime, among other conditions, is trying to convince Kurds to carry on with the current Syrian Constitution and make no negotiations ove ...

Premier obstacle franchi pour le projet constitutionnel d’Erdogan

Rojbas - 2016-12-30 22:50
Le chef de l’Etat souhaite réformer la Constitution, sans disposer de la majorité parlementaire requise. Une commission parlementaire turque a approuvé vendredi 30 décembre le projet de réforme constitutionnelle voulue par le chef d’Etat, Recep Tayyip Erd ...

'Rojava' no longer exists, 'Northern Syria' adopted instead

Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-28 19:45
Co-chairs of Northern Syria Federal System Organizing Council discussing the draft constitution of a federal region for northern Syria, Rmeilan, Rojava, Syria, December 28, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Charter talks should be suspended until arrested MPs released: HDP

KurdPress - 2016-12-28 15:51
An ongoing debate in Turkey’s parliament on a proposed new charter violates the current constitution and universal law, People’s Democracy Party (HDP) lawmaker Mithat Sancar has said, demanding constitutional talks be halted until imprisoned HDP lawmaker ...
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