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Gorran Suffering from Serious Internal Crisis

BAS News - 2018-07-11 21:35
ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) is now grappling with apparently serious internal tensions over manipulation of party’s financial resources by the family of late leader Nawshirwan Mustafa. In the latest reaction, Gorran member of Kurdistan Parliamen ...

Gorran Responds to Turkish FM's Accusations of Supporting PKK

BAS News - 2018-07-07 16:46
ERBIL - As a response to Turkish FM's accusations of backing the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Change Movement (Gorran) said in a statement on Saturday that it supports the political and cultural rights of Kurds in all states. "Gorran has never hidden ...

Turkey threatens PUK, Gorran over supporting PKK

Waar Media - 2018-07-06 20:24
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has accused the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran) of affiliation with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), threatening them to pay for that. In an interview with Anadolu A ...

Turkish FM Threatens PUK, Gorran

BAS News - 2018-07-06 16:31
ERBIL - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has accused the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran) of affiliation with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), threatening them to pay for that. In an interview with Anadolu Agenc ...

Kirkuk at Great Risk of IS Attack: Official

BAS News - 2018-06-24 14:48
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) militants have lately re-emerged in Kirkuk province and many people have seen them around the city, said a Kurdish official in the city. Speaking to BasNews, Mohammed Nasradin, head of a Change Movement (Gorran) headquarter ...

Turkey Accuses PUK, Gorran of Aiding PKK

BAS News - 2018-06-05 23:10
ERBIL — Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday accused the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran) of aiding the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Kurdistan Region’s Sulaymaniyah province. “PKK has been supported by ...

Gorran Movement sacks Massoud Haidar as member and Iraqi MP

E-Kurd - 2018-05-29 22:32
SULAIMANI – Change Movement (Gorran) announced on Monday the sacking of a member of the movement, Massoud Haider Haji Rostem, over a lack of obedience to Gorran’s rules. Haidar, a Gorran member, who is also an Iraqi parliamentarian was dismissed “for not ...

PUK Committed Fraud in Iraqi Election Without Iran's Involvement: Gorran

BAS News - 2018-05-27 15:35
ERBIL - Although Iran was highly accused of helping the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in the recent Iraqi parliamentary election, Change Movement (Gorran) as a main rival for the party said that the Islamic Republic of Iran "was not behind the issue ...

Gorran to Boycott Iraqi Parliament, Political Process: MP

BAS News - 2018-05-19 23:05
ERBIL — A member of the Kurdistan Region Parliament for the Change Movement (Gorran) has revealed that his party’s decision so far is to boycott the parliament and political process in Baghdad. MP Bestoun Fayiq told BasNews that the decision is for the f ...

Gorran Considering the Establishment of Military Base

BAS News - 2018-05-17 23:53
ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) is reportedly considering the establishment of an armed brigade to protect itself in the face of any future threats posed to the party. According to the information obtained by BasNews, some senior Gorran officials ar ...

Gorran Threatens Commissioner for More Parliamentary Seats: Official

BAS News - 2018-05-17 23:23
ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) has threatened a senior member of Iraqi electoral commission with death if he refuses to give the party three extra seats in the upcoming parliament, said an official. During a roundtable debate on al-Sharqiya news ch ...

Six Kurdish parties demand repeat of Parliamentary Election in Kurdistan

Waar Media - 2018-05-14 21:38
WAAR-DUHOK: Six political parties in Kurdistan Region demanded on Monday a repeat of the Iraqi parliamentary election in Kurdistan Region and disputed areas under the supervision of the international monitors. The leaders of the Change Movement (Gorran), ...

Six Kurdish Parties Demand Repeat of Parliamentary Election in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-05-14 18:59
ERBIL - Six political parties in kurdistan Region demanded on Monday a repeat of the Iraqi parliamentary election in kurdistan Region and disputed areas under the supervision of the international monitors. The leaders of the Change Movement (Gorran), the ...

Gorran: PUK Could Use Weapons in Disputed Areas not Attacking Us

BAS News - 2018-05-13 20:42
ERBIL - Apart from rejecting the Iraqi election results in Sulaymaniya province, Change Movement (Gorran) condemned on Sunday the attack on its headquarters and founder's grave allegedly by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan special forces. "Those guns the ...

Gorran Accuses Iran of Intervening in Iraqi Election in Favour of PUK

BAS News - 2018-05-13 16:13
ERBIL - A member of the Change Movement (Gorran) claimed on Sunday that Iran has helped the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Sulaymaniya province in the Iraqi parliamentary election for the party's withdrawal from Kirkuk in October, last year. "We a ...

Gorran Demands Counting Sulaymaniyah Ballots Manually

BAS News - 2018-05-13 10:52
ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) is insisting on counting the votes in Sulaymaniyah province manually after it accused the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) of fraud. Gorran lawmaker Bestoun Fayiq told BasNews on Sunday that the PUK should agree to ...

Kurdistan PM Calls for Restraint as PUK Forces Attach Gorran

BAS News - 2018-05-12 22:55
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has issued a statement to urge all sides on restraint as the special forces for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are attacking the headquarter of Change Movement (Gorran). “We are saddened b ...

PUK Special Forces Encircle Gorran Headquarter in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-05-12 22:13
ERBIL — The headquarter of Change Movement (Gorran) has reportedly been besieged by the anti-terror forces of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) house after the polling stations were closed. Gorran media outlets reported gunshots around the Zargata h ...

Aram Sheikh Mohammed’s Corruption Case Revealed

BAS News - 2018-02-27 11:42
ERBIL – A case of corruption committed by the Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi parliament Aram Sheikh Mohammed has been revealed by a former member of the Change Movement (Goran). "When Mohammed became a member of the Iarqi parliament, he appointed me and 33 ...

Marginal Political Entities Ally to Weaken PUK Ahead of Elections

BAS News - 2018-01-30 20:28
ERBIL — The goal of the recent agreement between the New Generation and the Azadi Movement is to weaken the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Change Movement (Goran) in the upcoming regional elections. Soran Sewkani a political commentator told ...

KDP and PUK Work On Reforming the Government

BAS News - 2018-01-30 11:05
According to sources, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are working on reforming the current government.While approaching the presidential and parliamentary elections in Kurdistan Region, the Change Movement ...

Avaaz launches campaign to stop Turkish aggression on Afrin

ANHA - 2018-01-28 10:30
QAMIŞLO– Avaaz, the world’s largest and most effective online campaign group for change, launched a campaign to collect signatures to stop the Turkish bombardment of Afrin. Avaaz, a global online movement aimed at enabling people’s decision-making policie ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Hopes to Bring Gorran, KIG into Electoral Coalition

BAS News - 2018-01-28 00:15
ERBIL — Al-Fatih bloc, a group of powerful Iraqi Shi’ite militias led by Hadi al-Ameri, are reportedly attempting to bring the Change Movement (Gorran) and Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) into an alliance for the upcoming elections in Iraq. According to a ...

Change Movement renews its support to Era Resistance

ANHA - 2018-01-23 20:25
NEWS DESK– Change Movement renewed its support for the heroic resistance demonstrated by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Afrin within the “Era Resistance” during a visit to the representative of the Democratic Autonomous Administration in al-Sulaima ...

No Transparency in Sulaymaniyah Budget

BAS News - 2018-01-23 19:10
A member of the provincial council accuses the local authorities of not spending the money on public services ERBIL — According to a statement by a member of the provincial council of Sulaymaniyah from the Change Movement (Goran), there is no transparenc ...

PKK Works to Establish New Canton in Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2018-01-17 20:06
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) is trying to establish a new canton in Kurdistan. Specific political factions within the Change Movement (Goran), the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) and the wing of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) which is ...

Kurdistan Parliament speaker officially resigns

Waar Media - 2017-12-26 15:33
WAAR-DUHOK: Yousif Mohammed, the speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament, announced his resignation from the post on Tuesday, a few days after his Change Movement (Gorran) declared its withdrawal from the KRG cabinet. “I fought for justice and the rule of la ...

Kurdistan Region’s Parliament Speaker Announces His Resignation

BAS News - 2017-12-26 15:16
ERBIL — The Speaker of Kurdistan Region’s Parliament, Yousif Mohammed, announced his resignation in a press conference on Tuesday. The parliament speaker who belongs to Gorran (Change) Movement, officially announced his resignation on Tuesday in a press ...

Gorran, KIG declare withdraw from KRG cabinet

Waar Media - 2017-12-21 14:03
WAAR-DUHOK: The Change Movement (Gorran) and Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) have withdrawn from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) as the political deadlock in the region remains unsolved. According to Gorran media outlets, the political parties on W ...

Gorran, KIG Withdraw from KRG

BAS News - 2017-12-20 19:36
ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) and Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) have withdrawn form the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) as the political deadlock in the region remains unsolved. According to Gorran media outlets, the political parties on Wedne ...

Gorran Suspends Agreement with PUK: Official

BAS News - 2017-12-20 19:36
SULAYMANIYAH — The Change Movement (Gorran) on Wednesday decided to suspend a previously signed agreement with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). “The national assembly of Goran movement unanimously decided today to suspend Gorran-PUK agreement,” sa ...

Gorran Has Not Withdrawn from KRG: Official

BAS News - 2017-12-12 22:08
ERBIL — A senior official from the Change Movement (Gorran) rejected on Tuesday the media reports claiming that the party is planning to withdraw from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). “So far there is no such a decision,” said Aras Wali, a member ...

Gorran unveils its project to form interim government in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-11-27 18:08
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Change Movement (Gorran) unveiled its project to form an interim government in the Kurdistan region to rescue it from the two-year long crises. Gorran’s project includes three components that are – the general ope ...

Kurdistan electoral commission rejects Gorran presidential candidate

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan region’s electoral commission said on Saturday that it has rejected a request by the Change Movement (Gorran) to nominate a candidate for the Kurdistan region’s presidential election set for November 1 ...

PM Barzani Meets with Gorran Leader in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2017-10-08 12:18
SULAYMANIYAH — Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani visited on Sunday the headquarters of the Change Movement (Gorran) in Sulaymaniyah where he is in a meeting with the leader of the movement. Barzani, who is also the deputy hea ...
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