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Parliament Reactivation Even Without Gorran: PUK Lawmaker

Parliament Reactivation Even Without Gorran: PUK Lawmaker

BAS News - 2017-09-06 14:01
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s parliament should be called back into session even without the Change Movement (Gorran) if the party does not take a step forward in the process, said a Kurdish lawmaker for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). “If Gorran wi ...
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PUK Leader Jalal Talabani Dies at 84

BAS News - 2017-10-03 16:57
ERBIL— The General Secretary of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Jalal Talabani died on Tuesday at the age of 84, PUK official media outlets confirmed. The former Iraqi president died today in a hospital in Berlin, the reports said. Jalal Husamaddi ...

PUK expresses support for alternative in place of referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-24 07:30
Mala Bakhtiar, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) Politburo Executive Secretary announced on Saturday, September 23, that his party has expressed its stance in support of an alternative path offered by the U.S., U.N. and U.K. in place of the Kurdish ...

US Encourages Gorran, KIG to Help Parliament Reactivation

BAS News - 2017-09-13 13:28
ERBIL — As efforts stepped up to call the Kurdistan Region Parliament back into sessions, the US has engaged to convince the Change Movement (Gorran) and Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) to take part in the process. A senior Kurdish official, who sought to ...

KDP, PUK, Gorran hold Joint meet over reactivating Parliament

Waar Media - 2017-09-12 17:09
WAAR-DUHOK: The three main Kurdish parties, KDP, PUK and Gorran to hold a joint meeting on Tuesday over reconvening the Kurdistan Region’s parliament after it has been adjourned since 2015. According to an official, Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Patr ...

KDP, PUK, Gorran to Hold Joint Talks over Reconvening Parliament

BAS News - 2017-09-12 11:52
ERBIL — Just 10 days away from the Kurdistan Region’s Independence Referendum, the three main Kurdish parties, KDP, PUK and Gorran are expected to hold a joint meeting on Tuesday over reconvening the Kurdistan Region’s parliament after it has been adjour ...

KDP and PUK to Meet, Discuss Reactivation of Parliament

BAS News - 2017-09-09 15:24
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet in the upcoming days for discussions over the reactivation of Kurdistan Region Parliament, and official said. The two major parties will hold the meeting ...

PUK and KIG Meet over Parliament Reactivation

BAS News - 2017-09-09 14:41
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) met on Saturday with the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) to discuss the issues pertaining to the suspended parliament of Kurdistan Region. Following the meeting in a press conference, leading PUK member, Latif ...

PUK Votes to Reactivate Parliament with KDP

BAS News - 2017-09-07 16:31
ERBIL— Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)'s leadership council voted on Thursday afternoon to work for calling the suspended parliament of Kurdistan back into session, if its ally, the Change Movement (Gorran), keeps boycotting the process. Two-third of ...

PUK, Gorran meeting fails to reach any final agreement

KurdPress - 2017-09-06 09:07
The Tuesday meeting between the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Movement for Change (Gorran) in Sulaimani has reportedly failed to make any final agreement between the two sides. ...

Turkey Closes Down PUK Representation Office in Ankara

BAS News - 2017-08-24 11:41
ERBIL — The representative of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Ankara, Bahroz Galali, said that Turkey closed down the PUK’s representation office due to his party’s relations with PKK. Galali said in a press conference after he arrived back in ...

Five Family Members Killed in Roadside Bomb South of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-15 12:38
ERBIL — Five members of one family were killed on Tuesday in a roadside bomb attack near Qara Tapa town, south of Kirkuk. Mohammed Omer, head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) branch office in the town said that the family was traveling between A ...

PUK, KDP hold meeting, to implement new roadmap

KurdPress - 2017-08-09 10:22
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), two major parties of Kurdistan Region, held a meeting on Tuesday in Erbil to discuss the internal issues and the independence referendum. ...