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PUK Leaders Vote to Support Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-06-18 16:05
ERBIL— Leaders of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Sunday agreed to support Kurdistan independence referendum with a majority vote. The decision was made during a meeting of the PUK leadership council. A statement issued after the assembly stres ...

Gorran refuses PDK and PUK project to reactivate parliament

Waar Media - 2017-06-15 10:57
WAAR-DUHOK: The Change Movement (Gorran) has said they will not accept preconditions to reactivate the Kurdistan Parliament, which has been in recess for nearly 20 months. Gorran released a statement on Wednesday (June 14) which said the deactivation of ...

Gorran Refuses KDP-PUK Initiative for Calling Parliament into Session

BAS News - 2017-06-14 15:35
ERBIL – Change (Gorran) Movement refused the suggested plan to call the Kurdistan Region parliament into session, stating that the party will turn down any conditional initiatives in this regard. Following the announcement of the initiative of the major ...

PUK removes Ala Talabani from head of party faction

KurdPress - 2017-06-14 12:49
The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) decided on Monday to dismiss the head of the party’s faction in the Iraqi Parliament, asking the faction members to select a successor, NRT reported. ...

PUK, KDP agree on reactivating Kurdistan Parliament

Waar Media - 2017-06-14 11:42
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) agreed on Tuesday on reactivating Kurdistan Parliament with the current leadership. KDP and PUK Political Bureaus in a meeting on Tuesday discussed the logistics of t ...

Head of PUK Faction Relieved of Duty after Provocative Remarks

BAS News - 2017-06-12 16:31
ERBIL— Ala Talabani, the head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) faction in the Iraqi House of Representatives, will be soon replaced, according to an official document. The document, signed by Kosrat Rasul, the first deputy for PUK Secretary Gene ...

Turkmen facing violations by Kurds in Iraq’s Kirkuk, says spokesman

E-Kurd - 2017-06-04 22:57
KIRKUK, Iraq,— The rights of Kirkuk’s Turkmen residents are being violated by the governing Kurdish Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) party, according to Ali Mahdi, a spokesman for the Iraqi Turkmen Front. Speaking to the Turkish state-run Anadolu Agenc ...

Maliki Should Be Asked to Clarify His Threatening Remarks: PUK Leader

BAS News - 2017-05-31 18:35
A KIU leader also warns against siding with Iraqi VP against Kurdistan ERBIL— Kurdistan Region authorities should follow up the threats made by the Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki and ask him to explain his opposition to the rights of Kurdistan Regi ...

KDP detains two PUK cadres in Amedi, Iraqi Kurdistan: official

E-Kurd - 2017-05-31 11:21
AMEDI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Asayish (security) detained two cadres of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Amedi, in the northeast of the Duhok Governorate in Iraqi Kurdistan. The head of the PUK office in Amedi ...

KDP and PUK to Meet for Setting the Date of Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-05-30 13:53
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region authorities will begin to negotiate with Baghdad after the anticipated independence referendum is held to determine the borders, said an official, noting that efforts are underway to urge the US, EU and the International Coalitio ...

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 ...

Iraqi Kurdistan – “Sold Out!” – Part II

E-Kurd - 2017-05-23 08:58
Sheri Laizer | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The oil predators that betray the Kurdish nation While a significant number of ordinary Kurds suffer terror and poverty, the KDP, PUK and their foreign partners control the lion’s share of all business and invest mil ...

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. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – May 11, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
Lahur Talabani: Gorran-PUK bilateral agreement will be fulfilled Sulaimani: The bilateral agreement between the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran) will be fulfilled, a member of PUK’s central council said. PUK Central Council ...

PUK has not agreed with KDP on way to break Kurdistan parl’t stalemate

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) politburo, Qadir Hama Jan, said on Sunday that his party has not made any agreement with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) to break the stalemate of Iraqi Kurdista ...

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 ...

Baghdad Needs to Treat Kurds as a Nation Not a Faction: Official

BAS News - 2017-05-04 16:29
ERBIL — Kurds need to be treated as a nation not as a political faction by the Iraqi government in Baghdad, said a Kurdish official on Thursday. Saadi Ahmed Pira, a member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) politburo, said Kurds were part of the c ...

Talabani's Family "Resent" Publishing a Book About PUK Leader

BAS News - 2017-05-04 14:58
A relative says the timing for putting out the book was "inappropriate" ERBIL– A recently published book about the life of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)' Secretary General Jalal Talabani has concerned Talabani's family because it was printed out ...

Impossible to speak to hungry people about independence: PUK official

KurdPress - 2017-05-02 10:57
A leading member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) blamed ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Kurdistan Region for saving oil revenues in European banks on the pretext of dedicating it to the people of the region in the future, adding that ...

Shi'ite Forces Take Down Kurdistan Flag in Nineveh: Official

BAS News - 2017-05-01 18:07
He demands Iraqi government to withdraw the force after liberation of Mosul ERBIL— By attacking the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Nineveh province and taking down the Kurdistan Region's flag, the Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces display their ...

Independence Referendum to Be Held in August or September: PUK Official

BAS News - 2017-04-26 22:48
HALABJA — Kurdistan Region will hold the referendum on its independence later this year in August or September, said a senior Kurdish official. Speaking in Halabja on Wednesday, head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)Politburo, Mala Bakhtiar, said ...

KDP and PUK discuss formation of referendum joint committee

KurdPress - 2017-04-24 11:22
Kurdistan Regions two parties of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) politburos met on Sunday April 23 to discuss a range of pressing issues, particularly the referendum on Kurdistan’s independence, Iraqi news r ...

KDP and PUK Discuss Formation of Joint Committee for Referendum

BAS News - 2017-04-23 17:51
The politburos of both parties met today ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) politburos met to discuss a range of pressing issues, particularly the referendum on Kurdistan’s independence. Today’s meetin ...

KDP, PUK to Meet on Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-04-23 10:04
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are scheduled to meet today and discuss a range of issues including an imminent referendum on independence. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the two majo ...

PUK says referendum cannot be held without parliament

KurdPress - 2017-04-20 09:54
Holding an independence referendum in Kurdistan cannot be realized without reactivating the now-paralyzed Kurdish parliament and seeking solutions for the outstanding political problems, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) declared in a statement. ...

PUK: Independence Referendum “Inalienable Right” of Kurds

BAS News - 2017-04-19 22:29
SULAYMANIYAH — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) politburo on Wednesday reiterated that holding a referendum to decide on independence for Kurdistan Region is an “inalienable right” of Kurds. In a statement which followed the meeting, the party reve ...

Goran Warns of Terminating Strategic Agreement with PUK

BAS News - 2017-04-19 22:03
SOLAYMANIYAH — The Change Movement (Gorran) has warned that it will conceder the termination of its strategic agreement with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) if the party shows no willingness to implement it. “The agreement between Gorran and PUK i ...

PUK Lost its Charisma: Talabani's Nephew

BAS News - 2017-04-18 15:47
He says PUK needs a new leadership system ERBIL— Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) should find another system for leading the party as it has lost its charisma and the current PUK Secretary General Jalal Talabani cannot be allowed to handle politics any ...

Haidar Shasho Establishes Ezidkhan Democratic Party in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-04-18 12:15
Haidar Shasho resigned from PUK to establish a new party SINJAR — The commander of Ezidkhan Protection Units, a previously PKK-affiliated armed group, Haidar Shasho, stated he has established a new political party in Sinjar. Speaking to BasNews, Haidar S ...

Senior Iranian Military Commander to Interfere in PUK Disputes: Source

BAS News - 2017-04-10 21:28
Qasem Soleimani is to meet with the three top PUK officials ERBIL — Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the Iranian Qods Force, is trying to intermediate for settling down the internal disputes of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), according to a repo ...

Turkmens Support Kurdistan Region Independence: Turkmen Official

BAS News - 2017-04-10 15:05
KDP-PUK joint delegation met with Turkmens and Christians ERBIL — Turkmens in the Kurdistan Region support the Kurdistan independence and the referendum for this objective, said the head of Turkmen parlimentary faction. Muna Qahwachi, the head of Turkmen ...

KDP-PUK Delegation to Discuss Independence with Foreign Envoys

BAS News - 2017-04-08 20:56
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are scheduled to meet on Sunday and continue discussions over a promised referendum on Kurdistan independence. A source revealed to BasNews that the two major Kurdish par ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – April 5, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-04-07 09:04
Iraq government, KRG oppress Kirkuk through lack of services, PUK says Baghdad: The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) bloc in the Iraqi Parliament said the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have oppressed Kirkuk by not providi ...

Kurdish PUK-KDP delegation meets with Iraqi officials in Baghdad

E-Kurd - 2017-04-07 09:04
BAGHDAD,— A Kurdish delegation including members of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday to discuss relations between Baghdad and the region as well as the situation in Kirkuk. Th ...

KDP-PUK delegation in Baghdad doesn’t represent Kurdistan, Gorran says

E-Kurd - 2017-04-07 09:04
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Change Movement (Gorran) faction in the Iraq Parliament said a delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) does not represent the Kurdistan Region. Head of the G ...
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