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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 ...

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-PUK Delegation Discusses Independence Referendum with Kurdish Parties

BAS News - 2017-04-03 15:41
KIU and KIG are unanimously with KDP and PUK over holding an independence referendum ERBIL — A joint delegation from Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) visited the Islamic parties of Kurdistan Region to discuss the in ...

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 ...
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