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The Turkey I no longer know / Fethullah Gulen

KurdPress - 2017-05-25 10:17
As the presidents of the United States and Turkey meet at the White House on Tuesday, the leader of the country I have called home for almost two decades comes face to face with the leader of my homeland. The two countries have a lot at stake, including t ...

Trump meets Palestinian leader in Bethlehem

Waar Media - 2017-05-23 13:54
WAAR-DUHOK: Donald Trump made the short trip from Jerusalem to Bethlehem Tuesday to meet Mahmud Abbas, who was hoping to convince the unpredictable US president to remain committed to an independent Palestinian state. His talks in Bethlehem with the Pale ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – May 20, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-05-23 08:58
Syrian Kurdistan’s PYD party expresses condolences on death of Gorran leader Sulaimani: Democratic Union Party (PYD) expressed condolences to the family and friends of the Kurdish leader and the head of Change Movement (Gorran) Nawshirwan Mustafa, after ...

Iraqi Kurdistan leader Nawshirwan Mustafa laid to rest in Sulaimani

E-Kurd - 2017-05-23 08:58
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdish leader Nawshirwan Mustafa, the head of the Change Movement (Gorran), was laid to rest in Sulaimani city of Saturday. Mustafa, 73, passed away on Friday after a long illness. Thousands of mourners are in th ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – May 21, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-05-23 08:58
Gorran has no plans to unify with PUK after death of founder Sulaimani: The opposition Change Movement or Gorran, whose influential leader Nawshirwan Mustafa passed away on Friday, has no plans to reunify with the parent party Patriotic Union of Kurdista ...

KDP prefers elections in Iraqi Kurdistan to be held on time

E-Kurd - 2017-05-23 08:58
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) prefers holding elections in Iraqi Kurdistan Region on time, a KDP leadership member said on Sunday. Following his attendance at funeral proceedings of the Kurdish leader and th ...

Hashd Presence Does Not Bode Well for Future of Nineveh: Leader

BAS News - 2017-05-22 17:38
He blamed the Shi'ite forces for impeding the IDPs' return ERBIL— The Shi'ite Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitaries should withdraw from Nineveh as they are a threat against the security of the area after the complete liberation of Mosul, said the general secre ...

Nechirvan Barzani to visit Sulaimani, pay respects to Gorran leader

KurdPress - 2017-05-22 11:08
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani is set to make a visit to the city of Sulaimani on Monday, May 22, to pay his respects to Change Movement (Gorran) leader Nawshirwan Mustafa, who passed away last week at the age of 73. ...

Gorran has no plans to unify with PUK after death of founder

KurdPress - 2017-05-22 09:51
The opposition Change Movement or Gorran, whose influential leader Nawshirwan Mustafa passed away on Friday, has no plans to reunify with the parent party Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), a senior Gorran official told Rudaw Saturday. ...

Gorran Insists on Enforcing Party's Agenda

BAS News - 2017-05-21 17:26
ERBIL— In a statement on Sunday, Gorran (Change) Movement reiterated it will pursue the agenda of the party and the approach that the party's late leader promoted. The party stated that it will observe the agenda of the party "in the same way that Nawshi ...

HDP elects new co-leader

KurdPress - 2017-05-21 10:40
Turkey's pro-Kurdish party elected a new co-leader on Saturday, May 20, to replace Figen Yuksekdag, who has been in jail on terrorism charges since November last year and was stripped of her parliamentary status three months ago. ...

Funeral ceremony of Gorran leader in Sulaimani

KurdPress - 2017-05-21 08:51
The funeral ceremony of Nawshirwan Mustafa, the general coordinator of Gorran (Movement for Change) was held in Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, on Saturday May 20. Mustafa died at 73. Reporter’s code: 50101 ...

Sadr Proscribes Alliance with Maliki

BAS News - 2017-05-20 16:00
ERBIL— The clerical leader of the Shi'ite Sadr Movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, on Saturday warned senior Iraqi politicians and statesmen against forming coalition with the former prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki. During a televised interview, along others Sadr ...

KDP Politburo Offers Condolences on Gorran Leader’s Death

BAS News - 2017-05-19 19:53
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) politburo on Friday issued a statement to deliver condolences to the family members of the Gorran (Change) Movement leader Nawshirwan Mustafa who died at the age of 73 the same day. The KDP statement also offers c ...

KRG PM, deputy PM express condolences on death of Gorran leader

KurdPress - 2017-05-19 18:45
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani expressed his condolences on Friday, May 19, to the family of Change Movement (Gorran) leader Nawshirwan Mustafa, who died earlier in the day at the age of 73, NRT reported. ...

Gorran Leader Nawshirwan Mustafa passed away at age 73 in Sulaimani

Waar Media - 2017-05-19 18:20
WAAr-DUHOK: The leader of the (Gorran) Change Movement Nawshirwan Mustafa died at the age of 73 in Sulaimani Friday morning just a week after he returned to Kurdistan from the UK where he received treatment for his illness. “With great sadness today the ...

Turkey says U.S. envoy McGurk should be fired for backing the Kurds

E-Kurd - 2017-05-19 14:58
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s leader told Donald Trump that his country will keep on fighting Syrian Kurdish militants even though they are a key U.S. ally against the Islamic State group, Turkey’s foreign minister said Thursday, adding that a top U.S. envoy shoul ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – May 19, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-05-19 14:58
Kurdistan PM expresses condolences on death of Gorran leader Nawshirwan Mustafa Erbil: Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani expressed his condolences on Friday (May 19) to the family of Change Movement (Gorran) lead ...

Gorran leader Nawshirwan Mustafa dies in Iraqi Kurdistan at age 73

E-Kurd - 2017-05-19 14:58
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The head of the Change (Gorran) Movement Nawshirwan Mustafa died on Friday morning at the age of 73 in Sulaimani city in Iraqi Kurdistan after taking medical care for nearly nine months in the UK. According to Gorran ...

Barzani Sends Condolence over Gorran Leader's Death

BAS News - 2017-05-19 14:00
ERBIL– Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani on Friday conveyed his condolence over the death of Gorran (Change) Movement's General Coordinator Nawshirwan Mustafa. In a message, Barzani offered condolence to Mustaf's family and Gorran Movement member ...

PM Barzani Condoles with Gorran for Leader's Demise

BAS News - 2017-05-19 13:36
ERBIL—Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)' Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani on Friday sent a condolence message for the death of Gorran (Change) Movement General Coordinator Nawshirwan Mustafa. Mustafa died on Friday morning of Kidney cancer at the age o ...

Iraqi VP to Iranian Ambassador: Stop Your Intervention in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-05-19 12:14
ERBIL— In his first meeting with the new Iranian ambassador to Iraq, Iraqi Vice President Ayad al-Allawi demanded Iran to stop its interventions in the Iraq internal affairs. Elaph news reported that Allawi, who is also the leader of the National Accord, ...

Gorran Leader Nawshirwan Mustafa Passed Away

BAS News - 2017-05-19 09:21
ERBIL— The General Coordinator of Grorran (Change) Movement Nawshirwan Mustafa died early Friday morning at the age of 73 after taking medical care for nearly nine months in the UK. According to a breaking news posted by Kurdistan24 news, Mustafa died in ...

Supreme Leader casts vote in presidential, local elections

KurdPress - 2017-05-19 07:27
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei arrived in polling station No. 110 Friday morning and cast his vote in the 12th presidential and fifth city and village council elections, IRNA reported. ...

PYD leader Salih Muslim meets French president Francois Hollande

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
PARIS,— The co-chairman of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) of Syrian Kurdistan, Salih Muslim, met with the outgoing French President Francois Hollande at the Élysée Palace on Tuesday for talks on the Syria situation, Firat News Agency reported. PYD Fran ...

Gorran’s Nawshirwan returns to Iraqi Kurdistan after months abroad

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The leader of the Change (Gorran) Movement, Nawshirwan Mustafa, returned back to Iraq’s Kurdistan Region on Saturday from a medical trip in London. Mustafa arrived early this morning into Sulaimani International Airpo ...

Turkey’s Erdogan seeks to sway Trump in crunch U.S. talks

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
ISTANBUL,— Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets Donald Trump on Tuesday in Washington for the first time as president, hoping to entice the American leader into major policy shifts to solidify a crucial but increasingly strained relationship. Tie ...

Syrian Kurds will not attend Geneva peace talks: PYD leader

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
BEIRUT,— The Syrian Kurds will not attend the next round of Geneva talks on Syrian settlement due to Turkey’s anti-Kurdish sentiment. The Syrian Kurds will not be attending the next round of Geneva talks on Syrian settlement due to Turkey’s anti-Kurdish ...

Trump meets with Turkey’s Erdogan at the White House

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
WASHINGTON,— Turkey’s leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday, hoping to repair ties frayed over Syria and the presence in the US of a bitter political foe. The meeting comes after Erdogan won a hotly ...

Trump, Erdogan vow friendship despite anger at U.S. arming Syrian Kurds

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
WASHINGTON,— U.S. Presidents Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan stood side by side at the White House on Tuesday and promised to strengthen strained ties despite the Turkish leader’s stern warning about Washington’s arming of Syrian Kurdish militia. F ...

PKK Responsible for Crisis in Rojava: ENKS

BAS News - 2017-05-17 21:32
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is revealing its failure through the policies it implements in the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), facing the Kurdish region with crisis, said a rival political leader. “The PKK has failed in governing Rojava and it ...

Christian sect members attack Congo prison, free leader: govt

Reuters - 2017-05-17 09:25
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Supporters of a jailed Christian sect leader attacked the prison holding him in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, freeing him and about 50 other inmates early on Wednesday, the government spokesman said. ...

Baghdadi Flees Mosul: Commander

BAS News - 2017-05-15 17:19
ERBIL— Abubakir al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State (IS) organization, has abandoned his militants in the frontlines of Mosul and fled to an unidentified location, Iraqi media reported on Monday. The sources quoted a commander from the Iraqi Cou ...

Referendum Should Become a De Facto: KSDP Leader

BAS News - 2017-05-15 14:45
He says none of the Iraqi parties recognizes the right to hold referendum for Kurds ERBIL— With regard to the Kurdistan Region's appeal for holding a referendum on independence from Iraq, the Iraqi parties have been divided into two fronts but in reality ...

US arms to YPG will not end up in PKK hands: PYD leader

KurdPress - 2017-05-15 12:54
Weapons promised to be delivered to the Syria Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) by the United States will not end up in the hands of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the leader of Democratic Union Party (PYD), the main Kurdish party in Syria, sai ...

Aide to IS Leader Baghdadi Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-15 00:36
ISTANBUL — A close aide to Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in an airstrike on Sunday. The IS militant was formerly a high-ranking member of the al-Qaeda group. Previous to that he was an Iraqi army brigadier. He along with four ...

Sadr: EU Countries Better Stop Putting Pressure on Muslims

BAS News - 2017-05-14 22:21
BAGHDAD — The powerful Iraqi Shi’ite cleric and leader of the Sadrist Movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, has warned the European countries to end pressuring the Muslim refugees as the move is likely to provoke violent acts in their countries. The remarks are app ...

Iran's Khatami urges voters to re-elect Rouhani as president

Reuters - 2017-05-14 16:26
DUBAI (Reuters) - Former president Mohammad Khatami, considered the spiritual leader of Iran's reformists, urged voters on Sunday to re-elect President Hassan Rouhani and support his policy of seeking to end Iran's isolation from the rest of the world. ...

IS Chief Baghdadi Leaves His Followers to Die in Mosul: Official

BAS News - 2017-05-13 14:32
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) Leader Abubakir al-Baghdadi has fled Mosul and reportedly headed to Syria. General Maan al-Saadi, an official from the Iraqi counter-terrorism service told Al Arabiya that the IS chief Abubakr al-Baghdadi has fled Mosul and ...
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