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Baghdad-appointed Governor of Kirkuk Thanks PUK for Releasing Dozens of Terror Convicts

BAS News - 2019-04-14 15:28
ERBIL — The Baghdad-appointed governor of Kirkuk, Rakan al-Jabouri, on Sunday thanked the leading members of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) for releasing a group of terror convicts, whom are referred to by Jabouri as “detainees”.Earlier this week ...

PUK Releases Dozens of Terror Convicts in a Backroom Deal

BAS News - 2019-04-11 19:33
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has released dozens of terror convicts in a backroom deal with the Sunni Arab figures in the disputed province of Kirkuk, a source familiar with the issue revealed to BasNews on Thursday. In an exclusive sta ...

KDP and PUK Postpone Signing Ceremony of Final Agreement

BAS News - 2019-04-08 11:08
ERBIL — The signing ceremony of a finalized political agreement between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has been postponed. BasNews previously reported that the two major Kurdish parties were scheduled to ink t ...

KDP, PUK to Ink Their Political Agreement on Monday

BAS News - 2019-04-07 22:32
ERBIL- The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are expected to officially sign their political agreement on Monday, a member of the latter party revealed. The two Kurdish major parties finally reached an agreement ...

PUK Calls for Unified Kurdish Front in Kirkuk Provincial Election

BAS News - 2019-04-07 22:32
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has called for a unified Kurdish front in the Kirkuk provincial elections, while the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) says that it would not participate in the vote unless the situation is normalized in the ...

PUK Approves Agreement with KDP on Future KRG Establishment

BAS News - 2019-04-06 22:39
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) leadership council approved on Saturday the political agreement with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), a spokesperson confirmed. The PUK earlier the day held a meeting, led by the party's Deputy Secret ...

KDP, PUK reach agreement on new Kurdistan government formation: spokesperson

E-Kurd - 2019-04-03 21:53
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) reached an agreement on the formation of the new Iraqi Kurdistan government after series of meetings between the two sides, a PUK spok ...

KDP and PUK Reached Agreement on Formation of New Government

BAS News - 2019-04-03 14:29
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) reached a final agreement on the formation of the new government, an official confirmed on Wednesday. A source from PUK, with knowledge on the issue, told Kurdistan 24 th ...

KDP not ready to fulfill demands of PUK over new Kurdistan govt: PUK

E-Kurd - 2019-04-01 16:29
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is not ready to meet the demands of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), the PUK’s spokesperson said Monday. Party spokesperson Latif Sheikh Omar told NRT TV that the party had ...

New Iraqi Kurdistan government could be formed without PUK: KDP

E-Kurd - 2019-04-01 13:23
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The new cabinet of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) could be formed without the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), an official from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has said. KDP Politburo Secretary F ...

PUK Seeks More Posts in Next KRG

BAS News - 2019-03-27 21:15
ERBIL - Wednesday's meeting between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) ended with no final political agreements as the latter is seeking more posts in the future cabinet. The two major Kurdish parties met on Wedne ...

KDP, PUK Hope to Conclude Govt’-Formation Talks

BAS News - 2019-03-27 09:01
ERBIL — High-level delegations from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet today (27th March) with a possible agreement on the next government in prospect. The meeting, which will be held in Sulaymaniy ...

PKK-Affiliated Party Opens Anonymous Offices in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2019-03-26 11:16
ERBIL — Following a period of political crackdown from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), the Kurdistan Free Society Party (Tevgeri Azadi) — a group affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), has now reportedly opened offices with no names ...

KDP, PUK to Hold Final Meeting on New Government This Week

BAS News - 2019-03-26 09:46
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet on Wednesday this week and conclude the negotiations over the new government of Kurdistan Region. The two major parties have been in talks for months since th ...

KDP, PUK Meet to Get One Step Closer to Government Formation

BAS News - 2019-03-24 14:31
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) held another meeting on Sunday to continue the negotiations over the next government of Kurdistan Region. The two major Kurdish parties have been in talks for months as the P ...

Reactivation of Iraqi Kurdistan presidency law will not be as easy: PUK

E-Kurd - 2019-03-21 20:01
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Member of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan’s (PUK) leadership Arez Abdulla said on Thursday that reactivating Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s presidency law will not be as easy as the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has claimed ...

KDP After Meeting PUK: Good Steps Taken

BAS News - 2019-03-19 12:58
ERBIL - The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) met on Tuesday in Sulaimaniya province to resume the talks on the next cabinet formation with the former saying that "good steps were taken" in the discussions. "O ...

PUK: We Won't Participate in Future KRG Without True Partnership

BAS News - 2019-03-18 20:24
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has made it clear that it would not participate in the future Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) without a "true partnership," as the party is expected to resume talks with the ruling Kurdistan Democratic P ...

KDP, PUK to Resume KRG Establishment Talks on Tuesday

BAS News - 2019-03-18 19:53
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will meet on Tuesday to resume the talks on the formation of a new cabinet in Erbil. The two major Kurdish parties have already signed two political agreements in the pas ...

PUK Forms New Committee to Negotiate Next Government with KDP

BAS News - 2019-03-16 13:45
ERBIL — Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) announced the formation of a new committee on Saturday to discuss the disagreements with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) over the next government of Kurdistan Region. The two major parties have been negotia ...

PUK Security Forces Raid PKK-Affiliated Office in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2019-03-13 10:05
ERBIL — Security forces in Sulaymaniyah raided on Wednesday the office of Kurdistan Free Society Party (Tevgeri Azadi) in another political crackdown agains the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Previously, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), which is ...

PUK Alters Demand in Gov’t-Formation Talks with KDP: Source

BAS News - 2019-03-12 14:38
ERBIL — High-level delegations from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) met on Tuesday to proceed with the negotiations on the next cabinet. A source with knowledge on the talks told BasNews that the PUK is seeking ...

KDP, PUK to Discuss Critical Issues on Next Cabinet Formation

BAS News - 2019-03-11 21:50
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will meet on Tuesday for talks on the formation of the next cabinet, including the posts that the latter would hold in the future Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). A s ...

PUK: All Preparations Made for Participating in Next Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-03-10 18:55
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) said on Sunday that it has made all the preparations for participating in the next Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Earlier the day, the PUK held a meeting, led by Deputy Secretary General Kosrat Rasoul, ...

PUK Decides to Return to Parliament

BAS News - 2019-03-10 11:30
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) decided on Sunday to send its lawmakers back to the Kurdistan Region parliament. The party previously boycotted the parliament sessions, as the result of which, other factions elected a speaker which was res ...

PUK Postpones Meeting to Decide on Nominee for Parliamentary Speaker

BAS News - 2019-03-07 22:57
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has delayed the meeting which had been expected to be held on Friday to make a final decision on its nominee for the position of the parliament speaker, the party said in a statement on Thursday. Earlier on ...

PUK Reaffirms Commitment to Its Political Agreement with KDP

BAS News - 2019-03-06 12:23
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is committed to all and every point of its recent political agreement with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), said PUK Deputy Secretary General Kosrat Rasoul. Speaking to reporters on the sideline of Sula ...

PUK to Finalize Nominee for Parliament Speaker Post This Week

BAS News - 2019-03-06 09:05
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will make the final decision on one nominee for the position of Kurdistan Region Parliament speaker within 48 hours, an leading member said on Wednesday. According to a political agreement with the Kurdistan ...

Gorran Willing Triple Meeting with KDP, PUK

BAS News - 2019-03-05 23:57
ERBIL - The Change Movement (Gorran) has expressed willingness to hold a triple meeting with the two major Kurdish parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) to resume the talks on the formation of the next cabin ...

Gorran: KDP-PUK Agreement "a Good Step"

BAS News - 2019-03-04 22:53
ERBIL - The Change Movement (Gorran) has welcomed Monday's political agreement between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) to expedite the next government establishment, considering it "a good step." "The Change Mo ...

PUK, KDP sign agreement on Iraqi Kurdistan government formation

E-Kurd - 2019-03-04 15:42
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have signed an agreement on the formation of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). KDP deputy president Nechirvan Barzani and the PUK ...

KDP and PUK Ink Political Agreement on New Government

BAS News - 2019-03-04 15:33
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) officially signed a political agreement on Monday to expedite the formation of the new government. The agreement, was signed by KDP Vice President Nechirvan Barzani and P ...

KDP and PUK Reach Political Agreement on New Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-03-04 13:45
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) reached a political agreement during a meeting on Monday to finalize the formation of a new government. The parties are expected to officially ink the agreement later the ...

Barzani, Kosrat Rasoul Meet to Help Resumption of Gov’t-Formation Talks

BAS News - 2019-03-03 11:20
ERBIL — President of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, and Deputy Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Kosrat Rasoul, met on Sunday to discuss the parties’ political disputes and the formation of next cabinet in Ku ...

Sunday's KDP-PUK Meeting Delayed

BAS News - 2019-03-02 23:26
ERBIL - Sunday's expected meeting of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) was delayed until the next day. Leading members from the two major parties had been set to meet on Sunday to resume the talks on the form ...

KDP, PUK Leaders to Resume Gov't-Formation Talks

BAS News - 2019-03-01 14:26
ERBIL — The leaders of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will meet on Saturday to resume negotiations over the next government. According to PUK media outlets, party’s deputy secretary general Kosrat Rasool will atte ...

Patriotic Union of Kurdistan warns the Kurdistan Democratic Party

Kurdiu - 2019-02-28 19:53

Kurdistan presidency law to be amended if no deal reached with PUK, KDP says

E-Kurd - 2019-02-28 14:06
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s presidency law will be amended and a new president elected even if the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is unable to reach an agreement with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), the head ...

Hoping to Break the Ice, KDP and PUK to Meet Next Week

BAS News - 2019-02-27 13:45
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are expected to meet in the coming week. According to Latif Nerwayi, a spokesperson for PUK central council, the two parties will soon resume negotiations over the next g ...

Iraqi Kurdistan parliament elects legal committee — without PUK

E-Kurd - 2019-02-26 16:13
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Lawmakers in Iraqi Kurdistan parliament convened in Erbil on Tuesday to elect the nine-member legal committee – parliament’s most senior body. However, due to its ongoing boycott, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan ( ...

Kurdistan Parliament Elects New Legislation Committee

BAS News - 2019-02-26 13:03
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region’s parliament convened on Tuesday to elect the members of the new legislation committee. Lawmakers voted for nine members out of 11 as the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) did not attend the session. Two places were reserved for ...

IS Attacks Village near Kirkuk, Kidnaps One

BAS News - 2019-02-25 09:31
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) militants attacked a village in western Kirkuk province overnight on Sunday, and kidnapped one civilian. The jihadists besieged the village of Saif Saad and fired multiple rounds of RPGs, said a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan ...

Barzani sends a letter to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan

Kurdiu - 2019-02-25 00:32

IS Attacks Arab Village in Diyala, Abducts One

BAS News - 2019-02-24 23:06
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) insurgents attacked an Arab village in Diyala province on Sunday night and abducted a civilian, an official confirmed. Talking to BasNews, Mohammed Omer, head of a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) division in the area, ...

KDP, PUK to Meet again as Tensions Ease

BAS News - 2019-02-24 09:44
ERBIL — The leadership of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are expected to meet next week as their recent political tensions are being resolved. The two major political parties experienced a week of political deadlo ...

PUK Leadership Appeals to Barzani to Help Easing Tensions

BAS News - 2019-02-23 14:44
ERBIL — Deputy secretary general of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Kosrat Rasoul, has sent a message to Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) President Masoud Barzani, appealing to him for helping the tensions between the two major parties. Political ...

No official contact between KDP and PUK, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-02-22 13:25
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— According to a party official, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has had no official contact with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) since February 18. PUK spokesperson Latif Sheikh Omer told Voice of America i ...

The Discussions will Continue With Patriotic Union of Kurdistan

Waar Media - 2019-02-21 14:46
WAAR_DUHOK The post The Discussions will Continue With Patriotic Union of Kurdistan appeared first on WAARmedia. ...

PUK Hoping to Meet with KDP, Resolve Disputes Soon

BAS News - 2019-02-20 12:33
ERBIL — Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is hoping to soon meet with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and resolve its recent disputes over parliament and government. PUK refused to attend a scheduled session at the parliament on Monday to elect the ...

PUK will not join Kurdistan government unless political agreement with KDP signed

E-Kurd - 2019-02-19 13:41
SULAIMANI, Iraqi Kurdistan,— Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) spokesperson Latif Sheikh Omar said on Monday that his party will not attend future sessions of parliament, nor will it agree to join the new Iraqi Kurdistan government, until a comprehensiv ...

Kurdistan Parliament Session to Elect Speaker Delayed

BAS News - 2019-02-18 10:34
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region parliament has postponed a session to elect a speaker and two deputies by four hours. Lawmakers were called to convene at 11:00 local time (+3 GMT) today (18th February). Due to Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) disagreements, t ...

KDP and Gorran Ink Landmark Political Agreement

BAS News - 2019-02-18 10:34
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Monday signed a political agreement over the formation of next government in Kurdistan Region. Gorran previously agreed to take part in the next cabinet, but the details o ...

Kirkuk Provincial Council Meeting Delayed

BAS News - 2019-02-18 09:35
ERBIL — The Provincial Council of Kirkuk has postponed a meeting scheduled for today (18th February) after the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) showed no willingness. The meeting was arranged after months of political disputes between the major Kurdish ...

Except PUK, All Political Parties Willing to Attend Parliamentary Session

BAS News - 2019-02-18 09:35
ERBIL — All the political factions at the parliament of Kurdistan Region will be attending today’s decisive session except the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). The Change Movement (Gorran) previously said its lawmakers will attend Monday’s session, du ...

PUK Leadership Planning to Visit Barzani, Settle Disagreements

BAS News - 2019-02-17 12:03
ERBIL — Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) leadership is reportedly planning to visit Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) president Masoud Barzani in hopes of finding a solution to their remaining disputes. The two major parties are yet to settle the disa ...

KDP, PUK Intensify Efforts to Reach Agreement on KRG Formation

BAS News - 2019-02-17 00:18
ERBIL - High-level delegates from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) met on Saturday evening. Both sides making efforts to reach an agreement on the formation of the next cabinet in Erbil. Kurdistan 24 cited i ...

PUK to dismiss Najmaldin Karim from political bureau, Iraqi Kurdistan: party

E-Kurd - 2019-02-16 19:24
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) leadership council decided in a meeting on Saturday to dismiss former governor of Kirkuk Najmaldin Karim from the party’s political bureau. A member of the PUK’s political bureau ...

PUK Fails Again to Decide on Parliament Speaker Nominee

BAS News - 2019-02-16 14:24
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) once again failed to bring all its leadership members together on nominating one figure for the position of Kurdistan Region parliament speaker. The party’s politburo held another meeting on Saturday to disc ...

KDP, PUK Reach Consensus on Key Disputes in Govt’-Formation Talks

BAS News - 2019-02-15 14:31
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have reached a consensus over the key differences in their prolonged talks over the next government of Kurdistan Region. Senior delegations from both sides met again on F ...

PUK nominates Simko Assad Adham for Iraq’s justice minister post

E-Kurd - 2019-02-14 15:29
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) nominated a new candidate for the position of Iraqi justice minister on Wednesday, according to official party media. The PUK’s political bureau has nominated Simko Assad Adham f ...

Gorran Seeking Post of Vice President If PUK Receives Deputy PM Position: Official

BAS News - 2019-02-14 08:57
ERBIL - The Change Movement (Gorran) is seeking to receive the post of future vice president of Kurdistan Region if the position of the deputy primer minister goes to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), an official said on Thursday. "Although the pol ...

PUK Dispatches Delegation to Turkey for Talks on PKK

BAS News - 2019-02-13 20:00
ERBIL - A delegation from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is traveling to Turkey for talks on their collaborations against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), a security source said on Wednesday evening. Talking to BasNews on condition of anonymit ...

Draft KDP-PUK agreement for forming the new Iraqi Kurdistan government

E-Kurd - 2019-02-13 12:39
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The agreement between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) that establishes the basis for forming the new government of Iraqi Kurdistan Region has been published by NRT TV. T ...

Latest Updates on First Upcoming Kurdistan Parliamentary Session

BAS News - 2019-02-12 18:36
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region Parliament is expected to hold its first session on February 18, while its top three posts are said to be given to the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), and the Turkmens, a report said ...

PUK gets Iraqi Kurdistan parliament speaker post and deputy PM in new government

E-Kurd - 2019-02-09 17:42
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will take the positions of Iraqi Kurdistan parliament speaker and deputy prime minister, the spokesperson of the PUK Saad Ahmad Pira said during a press conference on Saturday ...

KDP, PUK holding another round of talks on Kurdistan government formation

E-Kurd - 2019-02-05 14:19
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are meeting in Erbil on Tuesday to to continue negotiations on the formation of the next Iraqi Kurdistan government. The PUK Politburo ...

KDP, PUK Agree on Parliament, Kirkuk Provincial Council to Hold Sessions This Month

BAS News - 2019-02-05 14:12
ERBIL — High-level delegations of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) held another meeting on Tuesday to proceed with the negotiations over the government formation procedures. Following the meeting, PUK Spokesperson S ...

KDP, PUK Politburos in Meeting on Government Formation

Waar Media - 2019-02-05 12:46
High-level leaders of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) met in Erbil for further discussions on the Kurdistan Region government formation, and they reviewed the work of the common committees. “Today at 11:00 a.m KDP ...

Iraqi Forces Prevent PUK Acting SG from Entering Kirkuk with Security Guards

BAS News - 2019-02-05 12:30
ERBIL — Iraqi Federal Police units blocked the security guards for Kosrat Rasoul, the acting secretary general of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), from entering Kirkuk on Monday. Rasoul was reportedly accompanied by a large convoy of security guar ...

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party meet

Kurdiu - 2019-01-31 03:17

KDP-PUK Meeting Delayed

BAS News - 2019-01-29 10:36
ERBIL — The scheduled meeting between politburos of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Tuesday has been postponed. High-level delegations from both sides were set to meet and discuss the formation of the new cabine ...

PUK Urging Baghdad to Oust KDP Official from Khanaqin Provincial Council

BAS News - 2019-01-27 20:50
ERBIL - Deputy head of the Khanaqin Provincial Council, who was appointed by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), has revealed that the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is urging Baghdad to oust the Kurdish official from his post. Adnan Mansoor has le ...

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan calls for real partnership

Kurdiu - 2019-01-26 16:42

Patriotic Union and Democratic Party met

Kurdiu - 2019-01-21 17:52

KDP Delegation to Meet with PUK on Monday, Discuss New Gov’t

BAS News - 2019-01-20 14:31
ERBIL — A senior delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will meet with Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Monday in Sulaymaniyah, a former lawmaker said. The two parties have been in talks since last parliamentary election, hoping to fin ...

KDP to Extend Govt. Formation Talks with PUK, Gorran This Week

BAS News - 2019-01-19 14:00
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is said to have scheduled meetings this week with both Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran) to discuss next government. Revealing no timeline for the meetings, senior KDP member, Nou ...

KDP and PUK Hold Meeting in Erbil about new Government Formation

Waar Media - 2019-01-14 18:41
Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) held a high-level meeting in Kurdistan capital Erbil on Monday; to discuss the formation of the new government. “KDP and PUK political Bureaus headed by Kurdistan PM Nechirvan Barzan ...

No Agreements on Next Cabinet after KDP-PUK Leadership Meeting

BAS News - 2019-01-14 14:44
ERBIL — The politburos of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) met once again on Monday to discuss a range of issues, including bilateral ties, relations with Baghdad, and the formation of a new government in the Ku ...

30,000 barrels of oil ‘looted’ daily from Kirkuk, smuggled to Iraqi Kurdistan: PUK official

E-Kurd - 2019-01-13 23:59
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Some 30,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil are being looted from Kirkuk and smuggled into Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, a top Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) official claimed Sunday. In a Facebook post, PUK ex ...

KDP security still holding six PUK members in Iraqi Kurdistan capital: PUK

E-Kurd - 2019-01-13 19:21
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) said six of their members are still detained by KDP security – a claim denied by officials in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil. “Six of our members remain arrested by [Kurdi ...

Tevgeri Azadi: PUK Security Forces Still Holding 30 Members in Detention

BAS News - 2019-01-13 16:35
ERBIL - Tevgeri Azadi, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) offspring in the Kurdistan Region, revealed on Sunday that 30 of its members are still held in detention by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) security forces. Talking to BasNews, Tara Husse ...

KDP, PUK to Meet on Monday for Gov. Formation Talks

BAS News - 2019-01-13 16:35
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are expected to meet on Monday for talks on the formation of a new government in Erbil. The two major Kurdish parties are also said to discuss the Erbil-Baghdad relat ...

PUK forces briefly detained Tavgari Azadi’s spokeswoman, 50 others in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-01-12 15:35
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The spokeswoman for the pro-PKK Kurdistan Free Society (Tavgari Azadi), Tara Hussein was arrested along with 50 others by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK security forces in Azadi Park in Sulaimani on Friday, acco ...

Co-chairs of PKK-affiliated Party Arrested in Sulaimaniyah

BAS News - 2019-01-11 17:28
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) security forces in the province of Sulaimaniya arrested on Friday a couple of co-chairs of Tevgeri Azadi, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) offspring in the Kurdistan Region. The arrest was made after the m ...

Kurdistan flag lowered in Kirkuk after Iraq’s ultimatum

E-Kurd - 2019-01-11 14:33
KIRKUK,— A Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) official confirmed that it has lowered the flag of Iraqi Kurdistan at some of its offices in Kirkuk on Friday ahead of a noon deadline previously imposed by an Iraqi special forces. Iraqi special forces deplo ...

PUK forces close pro-PKK Tavgari Azadi office in Garmiyan, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-01-10 15:09
PUK Asayish forces arrest nine members of Tavgari Azadi in Garmiyan KALAR, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish Asayish security forces of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) raided a property belonging to the pro-PKK Kurdistan Free Society Movement (Tav ...

PUK Security Raids PKK Gathering in Qaladize

BAS News - 2019-01-10 14:18
ERBIL — Security forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) reportedly raided a gathering by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Thursday in Qaladize district of Sulaymaniyah province. According to Roj News, the gathering was held to mar ...

Iraqi PM Orders Taking Down Kurdistan Flags in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-01-09 20:20
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minsiter Adil Abdul-Mahdi on Wednesday ordered the authorities in Kirkuk to take down the Kurdistan flags in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk. The order came a day after the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) raised Kurdistan f ...

Iraqi Forces Remove Kurdistan Flag from PUK Office in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-01-09 10:00
ERBIL — Iraqi counter-terror units in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk brought down the Kurdistan flag shortly after Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) raised it on its Kirkuk office. Overnight Tuesday, PUK hoisted Kurdistan flag on its office in ...

PUK Raises Kurdistan Flag in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-01-09 00:41
Part of the PUK collaborated with the Iraqi forces during October 16 events. ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), a certain group which collaborated with the Iraqi forces during the October 16 military incursion, raised on Tuesday night the Ku ...

KDP-PUK Postpone their Tuesday’s Meeting

Waar Media - 2019-01-08 17:53
The expected meeting between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Tuesday has been postponed. “KDP and PUK Political Bureau will meet tomorrow in Erbil to discuss the acceleration steps of the new government ...

PUK Security Forces Close Down Cinema to Ban Film about PKK Figure

BAS News - 2019-01-08 13:47
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)-affiliated forces shut down a cinema in Sulaymaniyah on Tuesday where a film about a PKK figure was about to be screened. Salim Cinema confirmed in a statement that it had scheduled the screening of a film o ...

Tuesday's KDP-PUK Meeting Postponed

BAS News - 2019-01-07 20:49
ERBIL - Tuesday's expected meeting between the two Kurdish major political parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), has been postponed at the request by the latter. Kurdistan24 cited a source, who spoke on ...

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party will meet tomorrow

Kurdiu - 2019-01-07 16:20

Barzani to Chair KDP Meeting with PUK on Tuesday

BAS News - 2019-01-07 13:23
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, will lead his party’s meeting with Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Tuesday, and official said. The KDP, which emerged victorious with 45 seats i ...

KDP, PUK release each other’s cadres in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-01-06 16:34
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have released each other’s cadres, after a series of retaliatory arrests over the last few days in Sulaimani and Erbil provinces. Last ...

Satisfying Turkey’s Demands to Have Consequences: PKK Warns PUK

BAS News - 2019-01-05 11:53
ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has warned the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) of consequences after the latter stepped up the crackdown on former’s affiliates in areas under it influence in the Kurdistan Region, an official said. In an attempt ...

No progress made on forming new Iraqi Kurdistan government: PUK official

E-Kurd - 2019-01-03 20:03
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Member of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) politburo Rizgar Ali has said that no progress has been made in negotiations to form the new Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) cabinet. Ali told Turkish state-run ...

Turkey Expects PUK to Do More than Closing the PKK Headquarters

BAS News - 2019-01-02 17:27
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) cannot please Turkey by only closing down the headquarters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Sulaimaniya province as Ankara demands for more, sources said. Iraqi President Barham Salih is expected to ...

KDP and PUK involved in smuggling Kurdistan’s oil: Iraqi MP

E-Kurd - 2018-12-27 23:47
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi lawmaker from the New Generation Movement (Newey Nwê) Sarkawt Shamsadin said on Thursday that there is no difference between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in ter ...
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