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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 ...

Gorran denies to hold meeting on referendum with KDP, PUK delegation

KurdPress - 2017-04-05 13:06
The Movement for Change (Gorran) in Kurdistan Region denied holding a meeting with the ruling parties of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) over the expected referendum of the region to divide from Iraq. ...

KDP and PUK to Form a Common Committee for Referendum

Waar Media - 2017-04-02 19:37
WAAR-DUHOK: Politburos of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) met on Sunday to discuss a number of national issues, particularly the independence referendum. Following the meeting, which was chaired by the Kurdista ...

KDP and PUK Agree on Forming a Joint Committee for Referendum

BAS News - 2017-04-02 15:46
The committee will decide on the mechanism and timing of the referendum for independence ERBIL — Politburos of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) met on Sunday to discuss a number of national issues, particularly ...

PUK and KDP hold meeting on independence referendum

Waar Media - 2017-04-02 14:30
WAAR-DUHOK: Politburos of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are in meeting with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani chairing the meeting. WAAR reporter in Erbil revealed that Kosrat Rasoul, PUK’s Deputy Sec ...

Barzani to Chair KDP-PUK Talk

BAS News - 2017-04-01 21:19
The two major Kurdish parities will meet on Sunday ERBIL — Politburos of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are scheduled to meet on Sunday with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani chairing the meeting. A so ...

Rivalry between Iraqi Kurdistan’s PUK and KDP over Kirkuk oil grows

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
KIRKUK,— Iraqi Kurdish politicians deny an incident involving armed men taking over oil company headquarters recently, has anything to do with political rivalry. But insiders say it does – and the problem is serious. Who owns Kirkuk, the major northern c ...

Iran Training PUK Electoral Officials

BAS News - 2017-03-29 22:15
ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran is running a training course for the electoral officials of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). According to the information BasNews has obtained from a confidential source, the 15-day-long course has already star ...

Kurdish Political Parties to Resume Talks over Crisis

BAS News - 2017-03-25 21:01
SULAYMANIYAH — Major Kurdish political parties in Kurdistan Region will soon resume negotiations over the prolonged political deadlock and crisis faced by the region, said a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) official. Arez Abdullah, member of PUK’s lead ...

PKK Military Presence in Halabja not Allowed: PUK Official

BAS News - 2017-03-23 22:33
HALABJA — Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) won’t be allowed to spread its armed forces across Halabja province, south of Kurdistan Region, said a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) local official. Ahmed Qadafar also rejected the reports on increasing PKK’s ...

Iraqi Sunni militia recruits Kurds in disputed city: PUK official

E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
TUZ KHURMATU, Iraq,— The Sunni backed militia group known as the Hashd al-Watani has recruited around 250 Kurdish members in the volatile Tuz Khurmatu city where tensions between Kurds and Arab Shiites and Sunni communities led to deadly confrontations l ...

Kurdistan TV female reporter attacked by security forces in Sulaimani

E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A female Kurdish journalist from Kurdistan TV, which is close to KDP party, was hospitalized on Thursday after Kurdish security PUK forces attacked her while she was covering a football match in the city of Sulaimani. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 10, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
Iraqi Kurdistan could come out of economic crisis after real reform, official says Sulaimani: Iraq’s Kurdistan Region could rise above the economic crisis after carrying out real reform, an official from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) said on Fri ...

Commander of Ezidkhan Protection Units Forms New Party in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-03-09 10:42
He has resigned from PUK SINJAR — The commander of Ezidkhan Protection Units, a previously PKK-affiliated armed group, Haidar Shasho, stated that Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) forces in Sinjar have constituted barriers to the district. Speaking to BasNe ...

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 PUK says reached agreement with Iraq to keep Kirkuk oil flowing

E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
KIRKUK,— The Kurdish group that controls Iraq’s Kirkuk oilfields has agreed with Baghdad to keep crude flowing from the region through a pipeline to a Turkish export terminal on the Mediterranean, a Kurdish official told Reuters on Wednesday. Kosrat Rasu ...

Baghdad Denys Sending Kirkuk Share from Province’s Oil Income

BAS News - 2017-03-04 17:07
PUK is also trying to have a share from Kirkuk oil production out of law KIRKUK — The Iraqi central government is violating a trilateral agreement between Erbil, Baghdad and Kirkuk province on oil, depriving the province of the incomes from the oil sent ...

PUK proposes roadmap for Iraqi Kurdistan government

E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has announced its blueprint to break the region’s year-long political standoff and fix the crippling financial crisis as Erbil has recently stepped up and broadened its endeavors ...

18 consulates from EU not with independence of Kurdistan: PUK

E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Up to 18 consulates from the European Union informed the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) they were not with the split of the Kurdistan Region from Iraq, a politician said. Member of the PUK Leadership and lawmaker ...

Kurdish PUK forces seize oil facility in Kirkuk, warn Iraqi government

E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
KIRKUK,— Crude flows from Iraq’s northern Kirkuk fields resumed on Thursday after being halted for several hours when Kurdish PUK forces stormed a facility in protest at the Iraqi government’s oil policy, several sources with knowledge of the matter said ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 4, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
PUK’s Kosrat Rasul calls for immediate halt to Sinjar tension Sualiamani: PUK co-leader Kosrat Rasul, on Friday called for an immediate halt to the tension between Barzani’s Roj Peshmerga and the Yazidi Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) and warned against th ...

PUK Forces Seize Oil and Gas Exporting Stations in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-03-02 11:34
The forces also raided North Oil Company offices KIRKUK — A force from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) raided the oil fields of Kirkuk early on Thursday and took control of the exporting oil and gas stations. According to the information obtained ...
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