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Turkey warns Baghdad over plan to raise Kurdish flag in Kirkuk
Almasdarnews - 2017-03-30 05:01

Turquía tacha de ‘ilegal’ izado de bandera kurda en Kirkuk (Irak) - HispanTV, Nexo Latino
Hispantv - 2017-03-30 04:58

HDP backs hoisting Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk
Kurdistan24 - 2017-03-30 03:13

Kirkuk Resumes Oil Export to Turkey
BAS News - 2017-03-30 01:54
KIRKUK — The flow of crude export from Kirkuk province to Turkey’s Ceyhan port resumed late on Wednesday, a source from the North Oil Company confirmed. Both Bai Hasan and Havana oil fields are now operating and sending approximately 125,000 barrels of c ...

PM Barzani: Hoisting Kurdistan Flag in Kirkuk Strengthens Coexistence
BAS News - 2017-03-30 01:10
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani on Wednesday congratulated Kirkuk’s governor, provincial council and the people on the decision to raise Kurdistan flag over state buildings, saying the initiative will further ...

Presidency of the Kurdistan Region: Raising the flag of Kurdistan in Kirkuk is legal
Kurdiu - 2017-03-30 00:56

Kirkuk ... Demonstration of Turkmen citizens against raising the flag of Kurdistan
Kurdiu - 2017-03-30 00:56

General Authority of the Kurdish areas outside the Kurdistan region supports raising the flag of Kurdistan in Kirkuk
Kurdiu - 2017-03-30 00:56

Kurdistan flag protected Kirkuk from terrorist attacks: President Barzani
Kurdistan24 - 2017-03-29 23:31

Protests and counter-protests fill Kirkuk with flags
Rûdaw - 2017-03-29 21:49
Kurdish youth say they will fly the Kurdish flag in every street of Kirkuk ...

Kurdish MP says no decision from Iraqi govt. to withhold Kirkuk salaries
NRT - 2017-03-29 20:58

Guerra de banderes a Kirkuk (Kurdistan de l'Iraq)
KurdisCat - 2017-03-29 19:13

Turkish FM: KRG PM expressed stance against raising Kurdish flag in Kirkuk
NRT - 2017-03-29 18:10

President Barzani: Raising Kurdistan Flag in Kirkuk is Legal and Normal
Waar Media - 2017-03-29 17:03
WAAR-DUHOK: The President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani on Wednesday released a statement, declaring the raising of the Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk was legal and normal. President Barzani mentioned the decision of raising the Kurdish flag on state ...

KRP: Hoisting Kurdistan Flag in Kirkuk a "Normal and Legal" Issue
BAS News - 2017-03-29 15:53
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Presidency (KRP) stated that raising the Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk is a normal and lawful move. In a statement released on Wednesday, KRP says raising the Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk province is a legal and normal issue, arguing that ...

KRP says raising Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk is “legal and normal”
NRT - 2017-03-29 14:51

Hundreds of Turkmens protest against Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk
Rûdaw - 2017-03-29 13:12
“You (Kurds) raise your flag, and we will raise our flag, too, ...

Turkey repeats criticism against raise of Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk
KurdPress - 2017-03-29 13:03
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has repeated its disagreement to the raising of the Kurdistan flag over official premises in Kirkuk, a decision that was approved by Kirkuk Provincial Council on Tuesday, March 28. ...

Turkmens protest decision to raise Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk
NRT - 2017-03-29 10:05

Turkey repeats criticism of decision to raise Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk
NRT - 2017-03-29 09:43

I won’t accept raising Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk: official
KurdPress - 2017-03-29 08:42
Former Iraqi parliament speaker stated that he is against a recent decision by Kirkuk provincial council to raise Kurdistan’s flag over government buildings in the province in the north of Iraq. ...

Kirkuk Oil Export to Turkey Suspended
BAS News - 2017-03-29 01:22
KIRKUK — Oil export from Kirkuk fields to Turkey’s Ceyhan port has been suspended for technical reasons, said a source from the North Oil Company. There are technical failures reported in the pipelines transporting oil from Kirkuk to Ceyhan port, and it ...

The ‘Black MBW’ Sold after Saving Dozens of Lives in Kirkuk Attack
BAS News - 2017-03-29 00:59
ERBIL — The owner of the ‘Black BMW’, who saved 70 people during an Islamic State (IS) attack on Kirkuk, has sold his bulletproof car despite a worldwide reputation it had gain. Ako Duzi, a Kurdish Peshmerga from Tuz Khurmatu district, told BasNews on Tu ...

Kirkuk ... Found the body of four citizens
Kurdiu - 2017-03-28 23:26

Kirkuk Provincial Council to vote on the decision to raise the flag of Kurdistan
Kurdiu - 2017-03-28 23:26

Kirkuk largely under KRG administration, so why not fly the flag, argues Karim
Rûdaw - 2017-03-28 22:59
'Our security is under the authority of the Interior Ministry of the KRG ...

Turkmen Bloc Demands Kirkuk to Be Annexed to KRG
BAS News - 2017-03-28 22:21
KIRKUK — Turkmen Brotherhood bloc at the Kirkuk Provincial Council has revealed that they are working on a project to bring Kirkuk under the jurisdiction of Kurdistan Regional Government. Mohammed Kamal, head of the bloc, told Kurdistan24 that Turkmens b ...

Kirkuk Provincial Council votes in favor of raising Kurdistan flag
KurdPress - 2017-03-28 22:20
Kirkuk provincial council voted on Tuesday in favor of the decision by governor Najmaddin Karim to raise the Kurdistan flag over the government buildings in the city. ...

Turkmens Support Raising Kurdistan Flag in Kirkuk
BAS News - 2017-03-28 21:54
KIRKUK — The day Kurdistan flag was planted over the state buildings across Kirkuk was not only for Kurds, but also for Turkmens was a historic day, said the chairman of Turkmen Nation Party. In a statement to BasNews, Irfan Karkukli said they fully supp ...

Raising Kurdish flag in Kirkuk draws condemnation and praise
Rûdaw - 2017-03-28 21:41
"We think the decision is wrong,” ...

Kurdistan oil exports drop after damage to Kirkuk pipeline
NRT - 2017-03-28 21:13

WATCH: Kirkuk Council approves raising Kurdistan flag on all governmental buildings
Kurdistan24 - 2017-03-28 20:45

Iraqi Kurds Raise the Kurdish Flag Over Kirkuk
The Kurdish Project - 2017-03-28 19:30
The following article was originally published in Vocativ. In a controversial move boycotted by Iraqis of other ethnicities who call the oil-rich city home, Kurds in Kirkuk won council approval Tuesday to raise the Kurdish flag over government buildings. ...

Iraqi PM spokesman slams raising Kurdish flag over Kirkuk official premises
NRT - 2017-03-28 19:04

Kirkuk Arabs Endorse Raising Kurdistan Flag in The City
BAS News - 2017-03-28 17:18
Head of al-Jabouri Arab tribe stated their support to raising the Kurdistan flag ERBIL — The leader of al-Jabouri Arab tribes in Kirkuk stated his support to the decision of raising the Kurdistan flag over the government buildings across the province. Ki ...

Kirkuk raises Kurdistan flag over state buildings after ‘historic’ vote
Rûdaw - 2017-03-28 15:31
Turkmen and Arab representatives boycotted the session ...

Kirkuk Provincial Council Votes in Favour of Raising Kurdistan Flag
Waar Media - 2017-03-28 14:19
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kirkuk Provincial Council has voted Tuesday to raise the Kurdistan flag over state buildings in the province, Turkmen and Arab representatives boycotted the session, following earlier concerns that the move may cause conflict among the ci ...

Turkmen Front against raising Kurdistan flag over Kirkuk's official premises
NRT - 2017-03-28 14:02

Kirkuk Provincial Council Votes in Favour of Raising Kurdistan Flag
BAS News - 2017-03-28 12:38
KIRKUK — Kirkuk provincial council voted on Tuesday in favour of the decision by governor Najmaddin Karim to raise the Kurdistan flag over the government buildings in the city. On Tuesday, March 28, Kirkuk provincial council held a session to vote on the ...

Kirkuk Provincial Council approves raising of Kurdish flag over official premises
NRT - 2017-03-28 10:38

Baghdad Planning to Cut Kirkuk Public Servants Salaries
BAS News - 2017-03-27 21:05
BAGHDAD — Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament has warned about a serious plan by the country's ministry of finance to cut the monthly salaries of Kirkuk public servants. MP Masoud Haider stated that he has followed up the issue and found out that ther ...

KRG official expresses concern with UN statement on Kirkuk flag-raising
Rûdaw - 2017-03-27 15:04
Kubis will will take KRG’s concern regarding UNAMI’s statement into account. ...

Turkmen official: Kurdish flag in Kirkuk may ignite fire that burns everyone
Rûdaw - 2017-03-26 22:44
“Kirkuk is a fire that if ignited will burn everyone,” ...

Kurdish NGOs Call on UN to Help Referendum in Kirkuk
BAS News - 2017-03-26 21:14
ERBIL — Scores of Kurdish civic organizations on Sunday gathered to express concern over UN’s reaction towards raising the Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk. The gathering took place in front of the UN office in Erbil, where Rebaz Yousif, head of Kurdistan Region ...

Kirkuk Provincial Council to Vote on Raising Kurdistan Flag
BAS News - 2017-03-26 20:45
KIRKUK — Kirkuk provincial council will vote on the decision by governor Najmaddin Karim to raise Kurdistan Flag over the government buildings. The voting session is scheduled for the upcoming Tuesday. Mohammed Kamal, a member of the council, told BasNew ...

Kurdish NGOs Concerned by UN Reaction to Kurdistan Flag in Kirkuk
BAS News - 2017-03-25 20:27
ERBIL — Tens of Kurdish civic organizations have organized a gathering to voice concern over United Nation’s reaction to raising Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk province. Sirwan Gardi, one of the organizers, told BasNews that the gathering will take place on Su ...

Shi'ite Militias Conducting Random Arrests in Tuz Khurmatu
BAS News - 2017-03-25 18:52
TUZ KHURMATU — The militiamen from Hashd al-Shaabi have launched a campaign of random arrests against the Sunni civilians in the vicinity of Tuz Khurmatu district south of Kirkuk. Faruq Ahmed, chief of Tuz Khurmatu security forces (Asayish), told BasNews ...

Kurdish Forces Capture Two Terrorists in Kirkuk
BAS News - 2017-03-24 22:15
Their plan to carry out an terror attack foiled KIRKUK — Kurdish security forces in Kirkuk captured two terrorists on Friday and foiled their terror plot, officials said. A large amount of explosives and suspected electronic devices were also seized from ...

Turkey criticizes Iraqi Kurds for raising Kurdish flag in Kirkuk
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
ANKARA,— Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has issued a statement on Sunday evening, criticizing Kirkuk government’s decision to use Iraqi Kurdistan’s flag in official business, Anadolu Agency reported. The statement, which was released as an answer to a questio ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 22, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
Hundreds of displaced families return to their homes south of Kirkuk Kirkuk: Hundreds of displaced families have returned to their homes in the south of Kirkuk early on Wednesday. Head of Peshmerga Frontlines for the south of Kirkuk, Wasta Rasul, told NR ...

UN concerned over flying Kurdish flag in Iraq’s Kirkuk
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
BAGHDAD,— The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) expressed concern over the governor of Kirkuk’s decision to raise the Kurdish flag over official premises in the Iraqi ethnically-mixed city of Kirkuk. UNAMI released a statement on Tuesday ...

Neighboring countries have no right to intervene in Iraqi Kirkuk’s affairs: governor
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
KIRKUK,— Kirkuk Governor Najmaldin Karim said neighboring countries have no right to intervene in the internal affairs of Kirkuk, responding to Turkey and United Nations criticism over the raising of the Kurdistan Region flag on official premises. “The d ...

Governor Karim defends raising the Kurdish flag in Kirkuk
Rûdaw - 2017-03-22 20:05
No country has the right to meddle in the affairs of Kirkuk ...

Hundreds of displaced families return to their homes south of Kirkuk
NRT - 2017-03-22 12:47

Governor: Neighboring countries have no right to intervene in Kirkuk’s affairs
NRT - 2017-03-22 10:48

UNAMI Concerned by Raising Kurdistan Flag in Kirkuk, Cautions Against Unilateral Steps [EN/AR] - Iraq | ReliefWeb
Reliefweb - 2017-03-22 04:09

UN cautions against flying Kurdish flag in Kirkuk
Rûdaw - 2017-03-22 03:15
UN cautioned against 'unilateral steps that might jeopardize harmony, peaceful coexistence' ...

Kirkuk’s Kurdish flag controversy to be put to vote in provincial council
Rûdaw - 2017-03-22 03:15
Turkmen and Arab blocks have strongly opposed flying the Kurdish flag ...

UNAMI expresses concern over decision to raise Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk
NRT - 2017-03-21 21:35

Kurdish flag is raised in Kirkuk
Rûdaw - 2017-03-21 00:08
Abadi’s office said Kirkuk does not have the power to make such a move ...

[Photos] Kurds celebrate Newroz in Akre, Kirkuk
NRT - 2017-03-20 21:14

Turkey wary of Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk
Kurdistan24 - 2017-03-20 16:36

Flying Kurdish flag in Kirkuk destabilizes Iraq, says Turkish Foreign Ministry
Rûdaw - 2017-03-20 12:20
hoisting the Kurdish flag at official places in Kirkuk province will have destabilizing impacts ...

Turkey criticizes request to fly KRG flag at official institutions in Kirkuk
NRT - 2017-03-20 10:33

Turkey condemns raising Kurdish flag in Kirkuk - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-03-20 04:57

Kirkuk Governor defends raising Kurdistan flag
Kurdistan24 - 2017-03-20 03:49

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 12, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
More KDP troops deployed to Kirkuk by Masoud Barzani Kirkuk: More Kurdish troops loyal to the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and equipped with heavy weapons were deployed to the city of Kirkuk and Makhmour, following a visit by Masoud Barzani and KDP o ...

Kurdish language, flag to be used in official business in Iraq’s Kirkuk
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
KIRKUK,— Kirkuk province has officially decided that alongside Arabic language, Kurdish should also be used in letters being issued by the city’s apparatus and the Kurdish flag has to be flown across the city’s governmental institutions. Kirkuk governor ...

Arabs in Iraq’s Kirkuk criticize governor over Kurdish flag raising
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
KIRKUK,— Following the governor’s order to raise the Kurdish flag along with the Iraqi flag on all the government buildings in the ethnically mixed city of Kirkuk, the Arab block of al-Mustaqillun (Independents) in the Iraqi parliament strongly criticize ...

Conflict over Kirkuk oil returns
Al Monitor - 2017-03-19 23:59

Kirkuk Governor Insisting on Raising Kurdistan Flag
BAS News - 2017-03-19 20:43
LEEDS — The Governor of the Kirkuk Province Najmaldin Karim defended his order for official buildings to raise the flag of Kurdistan on Sunday. According to Kurdistan24, Karim said during a press conference in Kirkuk on Sunday that the flag of Kurdistan ...

"liberation of Hawijah positively affect the city of Kirkuk"
Kurdiu - 2017-03-19 19:24

Information, Insecurity and Escalation in Kirkuk Megan Connelly
NRT - 2017-03-19 08:13

Kirkuk ... Turkmen refuse to raise the flag of Kurdistan
Kurdiu - 2017-03-18 23:47

Peshmerga, Iraqi Army, US-led Coalition to Lead Hawija Assault
BAS News - 2017-03-18 20:11
A prior agreement between the three sides is need, a security official says KIRKUK — Kurdish Peshmerga forces, the Iraqi army and US-led coalition will be taking part in any future operation aiming at liberating Hawija from Islamic State (IS), a Kurdish ...

Unknown number of casualties as triple bombing hits western Kirkuk
NRT - 2017-03-18 13:31

Kirkuk Governor Criticized by Arab Bloc for Decision to Raise Kurdish Flag
BAS News - 2017-03-17 19:13
An Arab bloc in the Iraqi parliament took a strong stance against the decision ERBIL — Following the governor's order to raise the Kurdish flag along with the Iraqi flag on all the government buildings in Kirkuk, the Arab block of al-Mustaqillun (Indepen ...

Kirkuk resident eats snake as alternative cancer treatment
NRT - 2017-03-17 07:26

Three IS Members Captured in Kirkuk
BAS News - 2017-03-16 20:07
KIRKUK — Kurdish security forces in Kirkuk, northern Iraq, have captured three members of Islamic State (IS). "The arrests were made overnight Wednesday during a search operation and based on prior intelligence," said Sarah's Qader, Chief of Kirkuk Polic ...

Kurdish Language and Kurdistan flag to be officially use in Kirkuk
Waar Media - 2017-03-16 13:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Kirkuk province has officially decided that alongside Arabic language, Kurdish should also be used in letters being issued by the city’s apparatus and the Kurdistan flag has to be flown across the city’s governmental institutions. Kirkuk gove ...

Kirkuk governor decrees Kurdish language, flag to be used in official business
Rûdaw - 2017-03-16 12:11
Dr. Karim decided for the usage of Kurdish and Arabic languages in all written letters. ...

PKK Sends Around 70 Guerrillas to Kirkuk and Makhmour
BAS News - 2017-03-16 11:09
The PKK guerrillas were deployed with PUK's support ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) over the last two days has moved around 70 guerrillas from Raniya city, north of Sulaymaniyah province, to Kirkuk province. A confidential source told BasNews that ...

Child detained in Kirkuk prison due to mother's crime, grows up behind bars
NRT - 2017-03-16 09:16

With PUK’s Consent, PKK Deploys 350 Guerrillas to Kirkuk
BAS News - 2017-03-15 21:02
KIRKUK — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has recently stationed hundreds of guerrillas across Kirkuk province, northern Iraq. The exact number of forces, according to the information obtained by BasNews, is nearly 350 guerrillas, who have set up checkpoin ...

The question of Hawija: When will the town be retaken from ISIS?
Rûdaw - 2017-03-15 20:29
Kirkuk cannot rest in peace until the Hawija question is resolved ...

IS Burns 9 Civilians Attempting to Flee Hawija
BAS News - 2017-03-15 16:23
There were children among the civilians burnt by IS militants KIRKUK — Nine civilians, including children, were burned alive for attempting to escape the Islamic State (IS)-held territories in the Kirkuk province. The civilians were charged with "abandon ...

Group of Sunni Arab leaders asks for Kurdish Peshmerga help in Hawija ops
Rûdaw - 2017-03-13 01:39
'We do have the Peshmerga and [Kirkuk] suburban police to ask [to assist] in re-controlling Hawija ...

Unknown Gunmen Kill 2 IS Militants in Hawija
BAS News - 2017-03-12 20:10
LEEDS — Unidentified Gunmen killed two Islamic State (IS) militants in central Hawija, a security source in the province of Kirkuk said on Sunday. The source who spoke to al-Sumaria News on condition of anonymity said that a group of unidentified gunmen ...

Police chief: Attempt to blow up oil pipeline northwest of Kirkuk stopped
NRT - 2017-03-12 19:55

Agenzia Nova | Articolo | Iraq: presidente Kurdistan Barzani invia Peshmerga nella provincia di Kirkuk per prevenire scontri con Pkk
Agenzianova - 2017-03-12 17:50

Troops loyal to KDP deployed to Kirkuk by Masoud Barzani
NRT - 2017-03-12 10:34

Barzani visits Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk
KurdPress - 2017-03-12 08:32
Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani visited Peshmerga positions in Kirkuk on Saturday. ...

Barzani Visits Peshmerga Forces in Kirkuk
BAS News - 2017-03-11 18:08
KIRKUK — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani visited Peshmerga positions in Kirkuk on Saturday. Barzani, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Kurdish armed forces, paid a visit to the frontlines of the Peshmerga forces to closely inspect the s ...

Security and stability would bring investors back to Iraq, KRG
Rûdaw - 2017-03-10 09:38
"[The events in Kirkuk] demonstrated that there are no unified security institutions.” ...

Kurds, Baghdad agree to keep Kirkuk crude flowing to Turkey, official says | TODAYonline
Todayonline - 2017-03-09 22:17

Kurds, Baghdad agree to keep Kirkuk crude flowing to Turkey, official says - One America News Network
OANN - 2017-03-09 17:54

Iraq oil ministry unaware of any deal between PUK and Abadi on Kirkuk
Rûdaw - 2017-03-09 13:17
The spokesperson of the Iraqi oil ministry said they were not aware of any deal brokered between the PUK and Baghdad ...

PUK and Baghdad agree on keeping Kirkuk oil flow to Turkey
KurdPress - 2017-03-09 08:55
The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has reached an agreement with the Iraqi central government to keep the Kirkuk oil flowing to Turkey’s Ceyhan port, PUK’s deputy secretary general, Kosrat Rasul, said. ...

PUK and Baghdad Agreed on Keeping Kirkuk Oil Flow to Turkey
BAS News - 2017-03-08 23:20
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has reached an agreement with the Iraqi central government to keep the Kirkuk oil flowing to Turkey’s Ceyhan port, said Kosrat Rasool, PUK’s deputy secretary general. He told Reuters that the agreement was m ...

Kurdish Group Agrees To Keep Kirkuk Oil Exports To Turkey | OilPrice.com
Oilprice - 2017-03-08 20:37

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