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Anti-West, Pro-Iran Remarks by PUK Official Boom on Social Media

BAS News - 2018-09-17 12:46
ERBIL — Remarks by a senior official of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has recently re-surfaced on the social media, and led to sharp and telling criticisms against his party for the pro-Iranian and anti-west position he takes. Ahmed Barzanji, a ...

Barham Salih Has No Chance for Iraqi Presidency: Report

BAS News - 2018-09-17 11:46
ERBIL — Kurdish politician and founder of the Coalition for Democracy and Justice (CDJ) has zero chance for being nominated by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) for the position of Iraqi president, Asharq al-Awsat reported. The PUK, from which Barha ...

PUK and CDJ discuss reconciliation in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-09-15 12:17
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Coalition for Democracy and Justice (CDJ) met in Sulaimani in Iraq’s Kurdistan region on Friday to discuss reconciliation efforts. The two sides issued a joint statement ...

CDJ Confirms Possibility of Imminent Reunion with PUK

BAS News - 2018-09-15 01:37
ERBIL - After its meeting with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Friday for talks on an alleged unification, the Coalition for Democracy and Justice, led by Barham Salih, confirmed in a statement the possibility of a reunion with the other party ...

Barham Salih’s Coalition Meet with PUK to Discuss Reunion

BAS News - 2018-09-14 16:17
ERBIL — The Coalition for Democracy and Justice, led by Barham Salih, met with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) leadership on Friday, allegedly to discuss the unification of the two political factions. In a joint statement after the meeting, the CD ...

PUK, CDJ hold meeting for drawing multi-face political agreement

Waar Media - 2018-09-14 14:34
WAAR-DUHOK: Patriotic Union of Kurdistan acting leader Kosrat Rasul hosted the head of the Coalition for Democracy and Justice Barham Salih and high-level PUK leaders on Friday, agreeing to hold more meetings. “In the meeting, both sides emphasized resol ...

PUK kicks off Kurdistan parliamentary election campaign in Raniya

Waar Media - 2018-09-12 11:14
WAAR-DUHOK: The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan’s list head Qubad Talabani promised that the Kurdistan Region is on the brink of something during the party’s first election campaign rally on Tuesday. “We are announcing the beginning of a new phase from here ...

Iran Sets up Missile Launch Pad in Sulaymaniyah: Opposition Official

BAS News - 2018-09-11 17:02
ERBIL — A leading member of the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan has claimed that the Islamic Republic of Iran recently established a missile launch pad in Sulaymaniyah province when the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is dominant. Farhad Shabani tol ...

KDP, PUK Leaderships Meet over Expanding United Kurdish Front in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-09-10 15:30
ERBIL — The politburos of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) met on Monday to discuss Baghdad politics as well as bringing other factions into a united Kurdish front. According to a joint statement, a copy of which wa ...

PUK Keeps Silent on Iranian Attack Against Kurdish Opposition Parties

BAS News - 2018-09-08 21:22
ERBIL - Even though 15 Kurdish people were killed, and 39 more were wounded in Saturday's Iranian attack on two Kurdish opposition groups in the Kurdistan Region, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has remained silent on the incident. The Kurdish par ...

Gorran Official Blames PUK for Iranian Attack on Kurdish Oppositions

BAS News - 2018-09-08 15:02
ERBIL — A senior member of the Change Movement (Gorran) says the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) assisted the Islamic Republic of Iran in Saturday’s deadly attack against two main Iranian Kurdish opposition parties in Koya (some 65 kilometres southeas ...

PUK Prevents Gathering against Ramin Hossein Panahi’s Execution Sentence

BAS News - 2018-09-06 10:25
ERBIL — Security forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) prevented a group of activists on Thursday from travelling to Erbil and hold a gathering against Iran’s execution sentence for the Kurdish prisoner Ramin Hossein Panahi. Amjad ...

Statement: PUK ready for September 30 Kurdistan Parliamentary Election

Waar Media - 2018-09-06 09:45
WAAR-DUHOK: The Leadership Council of the Patriotic Union says they are prepared for the parliamentary election which they expressed should be held on time; however, if the majority of Kurdistani parties follow proper mechanisms, the PUK would approve a ...

PUK Ready for Kurdistan Election as Scheduled: Statement

BAS News - 2018-09-05 22:07
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Leadership Council said on Wednesday that it has made "all preparations" for the upcoming regional parliamentary election, wishing no postponement for the process. The PUK leadership, after a meeting, headed ...

Kurdish PUK and KDP lawmakers boycott first session of Iraqi parliament

E-Kurd - 2018-09-04 16:47
BAGHDAD,— Parliamentarians for the lists of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK, Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP, Fateh and State of Law went on a strike and boycotted a session of the newly-seated Iraqi Parliament on Monday in protest of the appointment of ...

KDP, PUK deputies leave Iraqi parliament’s first session

Waar Media - 2018-09-03 16:04
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdish lawmakers for the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) left the first session at the Iraqi parliament on Monday. The MPs left the parliament after taking an oath, reports said. BasNews has learne ...

KDP, PUK Lawmakers Leave Iraqi Parliaments First Session

BAS News - 2018-09-03 15:34
ERBIL — The Kurdish lawmakers for the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) left the first session at the Iraqi parliament on Monday. The MPs left the parliament after taking oath, reports said. BasNews has learned that ...

McGurk meets KDP, PUK delegations

Waar Media - 2018-09-03 11:29
WAAR-DUHOK: US Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat Islamic State (ISIS), Brett McGurk, met on Sunday night (September 2) with a delegation of the KDP and the PUK in Baghdad amid efforts to form a new Iraqi government. The US del ...

Iraqi president Masum receives KDP, PUK delegations in Baghdad

Waar Media - 2018-09-02 11:51
WAAR-DUHOK: The two major Kurdish political parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have sent a joint delegation made of high-level officials to Baghdad for further discussions over the formation of the ne ...

KDP, PUK Joint Delegation Meet with Iraqi President

BAS News - 2018-09-01 20:24
ERBIL - The two major Kurdish political parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have sent a joint delegation made of high-level officials to Baghdad for further discussions over the formation of the new Ir ...

KDP-PUK Delegation to Visit Baghdad on Friday

BAS News - 2018-08-30 13:49
The two major Kurdish parties will discuss their agenda for joining an alliance ahead of government formation. ERBIL — A high-level joint delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are scheduled to visit B ...

Return of Peshmerga to Kirkuk Point of Disagreement between Sadr, Kurds

BAS News - 2018-08-28 23:59
ERBIL - An Iraqi lawmaker from the cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's Sa'eroun Alliance, has revealed that they have disagreements with the two major Kurdish parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) over the return o ...

KDP, PUK to Meet, Decide on Kurdish Front in Baghdad Politics

BAS News - 2018-08-28 11:23
ERBIL — The politburos of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to hold a meeting on Monday over their participation in next Iraqi government. The meeting, according to a source speaking to Kurdistan 24, inte ...

KDP, PUK Delegates Meet with Iraqi President

BAS News - 2018-08-26 17:42
ERBIL - High-level delegates from the two major Kurdish political parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), met on Sunday with the Iraqi President Fuad Masum for talks on the formation of the largest bloc i ...

PUK, KIG, Gorran Working to Put Off Kurdistan Election: MP

BAS News - 2018-08-25 14:37
ERBIL — A Kurdish lawmaker has revealed a plan coordinated between the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG), and Change Movement (Gorran) to postpone Kurdistan’s parliamentary election this year. Speaking to BasNews, MP Nazim ...

KDP and PUK Political Parties Hinder Democracy in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-08-17 15:59
Hassan Ali | Exclusive to Ekurd.net North of Iraq which is also called Kurdistan of Iraq, has been under the rule of two corrupt political parties named Kurdistan Democratic party KDP and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK, since 1991. These two political ...

Hashd al-Shaabi, a PUK Faction Sell 30,000 bpd from Kirkuk Oil

BAS News - 2018-08-14 10:28
ERBIL — Three companies have reportedly been established to sell crude oil in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk, two of which are linked with the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi while the last one belongs to the PUK faction responsible for fall of K ...

PUK Favours Delay to Kurdistan Parliamentary Election

BAS News - 2018-08-06 15:03
ERBIL — A leading member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Monday reiterated his party’s will for putting off the legislative vote in the Kurdistan Region. Rahbar Sayed Ibrahim, a member of PUK leadership, told BasNews that his party believes ...

KDP, PUK to Meet over Election

BAS News - 2018-08-06 11:08
ERBIL — The politburos of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet on Monday for discussions over the upcoming parliamentary election in the Kurdistan Region. The vote is scheduled for 30 September this ...

KDP, PUK Meet to Reiterate Unity in Baghdad Politics

BAS News - 2018-07-29 20:08
ERBIL — While visiting Sulaymaniyah to open a power plant in Baziyan, Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, who also serves as vice-president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), met with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) top offici ...

Qubad Talabani heads PUK legislative election list

Waar Media - 2018-07-29 16:31
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region’s third-largest party on Saturday replaced its newly selected parliamentary head for the upcoming legislative election within hours of the original announcement, raising questions among Kurdish political enthusiasts. On S ...

Turkey armed 600 people from Turkmen front in Iraq’s Kirkuk: PUK member

E-Kurd - 2018-07-19 21:35
KIRKUK,— The Turkish government has provided 600 members of the Turkmen front with weapons in Kirkuk, a member for the leadership of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) of Iraqi Kurdistan, Khalid Shwani said on Wednesday. Shwani told NRT that his part ...

Rudaw: KDP and PUK finalizing agenda for Baghdad negotiations

Justice for Kurds - 2018-07-18 00:25
PIRMAM, Kurdistan Region — Politburo members from the Kurdistan Democratic Party hosted their Patriotic Union of Kurdistan counterparts in Erbil on Sunday to finalize an agenda for going to Baghdad. The aim of the KDP-PUK meeting is to complete a mutual p ...

KDP, PUK Present 'Joint National Program' to Negotiate with Federal Gov.

BAS News - 2018-07-16 17:37
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) politburos met on Monday for talks on a 'national project to address the constitutional rights of Kurds in Baghdad', spokespersons said at a press conference held after t ...

KDP, PUK issues Common Worksheet for talks with Baghdad

Waar Media - 2018-07-16 12:45
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) held a meeting early Monday. The two major Kurdish political parties discussed a draft of the package (Worksheet) for talks in Baghdad over Erbil’s demand pertaining ...

KDP, PUK to Meet This Week Prior to Talks with Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-07-15 01:37
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet on Monday this week. The two major Kurdish political parties will discuss a draft of package for talks in Baghdad over Erbil’s demand pertaining to the fu ...
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