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KDP, PUK leaders meet over Iraqi Kurdistan government formation

E-Kurd - 2018-12-11 21:30
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A meeting between the politburos of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) took place in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan region, on Tuesday. After the meeting conclude ...

KDP, PUK Discuss bilateral Ties Ahead of Government Formation

BAS News - 2018-12-11 14:26
ERBIL — The politburos of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) met on Tuesday to discuss relations before launching a new round of talks over government formation. According to a joint statement released after the m ...

KDP, PUK to Meet on Tuesday

BAS News - 2018-12-10 17:37
ERBIL - The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is said to meet with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Tuesday to hold talks ahead of the establishment of a new government in Erbil. The Kurdistan Region's parliamentary elections were held on ...

PUK Seeking Share in All Government Sectors to Join Next Kurdistan Cabinet

BAS News - 2018-12-08 12:53
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is seeking partnership with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in all sectors of the next government to join the cabinet, said the party’s spokesperson Saadi Ahmed Pira. The KDP, who came first in the Sept ...

KCK: Closure of PKK's Offices in Sulaimaniya will Break PUK into Pieces

BAS News - 2018-12-07 00:10
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) move to close down the headquarters of the Kurdistan Free Society Party (Tevgeri Azadi) in Sulaimaniya province will cause the PUK to break into pieces, an official said on Thursday. Nurettin Demirtas, mem ...

KDP to Resume Government Formation Talks Next Week

BAS News - 2018-12-06 14:23
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will begin another round of talks over the formation of the new government with other political parties next week. BasNews has learned that a KDP delegation will visit the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) an ...

PUK Given No Ministries in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-12-04 09:44
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has so far given no ministerial positions in the new government of Iraq led by Prime Minister Adil Abdul-mahdi. Following weeks of delay at the result of political disputes, Abdul-Mahdi revealed the names fo ...

PUK welcomes KDP nominees for Iraqi Kurdistan president, prime minister

E-Kurd - 2018-12-03 18:57
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) politburo member Sadi Ahmed Pira said on Monday that his party welcomed the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) nominees for president of the Kurdistan Region and prime minister. “We ...

Kurdish Parties Welcome Masrour Barzani’s Nomination for Premiership

BAS News - 2018-12-03 14:16
ERBIL — Several Kurdish political parties have welcomed the nomination of Masrour Barzani by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) for the position of Kurdistan Region prime minister. As an initial reaction, spokesperson for the Patriotic Union of Kurdist ...

PUK Seeks Understanding from PKK over Closing Offices

BAS News - 2018-12-02 13:03
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is reportedly working in the backroom talks with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) over the decision to close the PKK-affiliated offices in Sulaymaniyah, seeking understanding from the party. Earlier in Oct ...

PUK to announce its nominee for the new government

Waar Media - 2018-12-01 21:45
WAAR-DUHOK: PUK to announce its nominee for the new government Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) leadership council convened Saturday in Sulaimani as it is announcing its nominees for the new government. PUK leadership council headed by Kosrat Rasul con ...

PUK Delegates to Visit Baghdad on Sunday

BAS News - 2018-12-01 20:05
ERBIL - Delegates from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to visit Baghdad in hopes of securing a ministerial post in the new cabinet, the party's leadership council said in a statement. Baghdad Today said that the PUK delegation will travel ...

KCK denounces PUK for closing Tavgari Azadi offices in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-11-30 19:03
QANDIL MOUNTAINS,— The Kurdistan Communities Union, (Koma Civaken Kurdistan – KCK), the political umbrella group that includes the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), strongly came out against the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) closing the branch offices ...

PKK Affiliated Armed Men Raid PUK Headquarters in Sinjar: Report

BAS News - 2018-11-30 19:03
ERBIL - A group of armed men affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) raided on Friday a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) headquarters in the Yezidi majority populated region of Sinjar, a report said. Shafaq News reported that the gunmen dr ...

PUK Bows to Turkish Pressures: KCK

BAS News - 2018-11-30 11:50
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), which is an umbrella organization for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its affiliates, has criticized the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) for, apparently, surrendering to the pressures from Turkey t ...

WATCH: PUK Security Detains PKK Affiliates in Kalar

BAS News - 2018-11-29 09:12
ERBIL — Security forces of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) reportedly overnight on Wednesday detained the members of a political party affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Kurdistan Region’s Kalar, south of Sulaymaniyah. MP Shirin ...

PKK Affiliated Party's Offices Closed Down in Sulaimaniya's Raparin

BAS News - 2018-11-28 22:47
ERBIL - The security forces of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) closed down on Wednesday night the office of a Kurdistan Workers' Party's (PKK) affiliated party in Raparin area of Sulaimaniah province, a source said. The PUK forces raided the two o ...

PKK May Deploy Forces to Sulaimaniya Amid Closure of Its Offices: Report

BAS News - 2018-11-28 16:07
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) may deploy part of its fighters from Kurdistan Region's Qandil Mountain to the province of Sulaimaniyah amid the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) threatenings to close down the office of a PKK's affiliated p ...

PKK Office in Koya Closed Down

BAS News - 2018-11-28 12:25
ERBIL — Security forces for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) closed down on Wednesday the political office of Kurdistan Free Society Party (Tevgeri Azadi) in Koya which is affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). BasNews has learned that ...

PUK Gives PKK Offspring Party 24 Hours to Close Down Headquarter

BAS News - 2018-11-27 13:24
ERBIL — The security forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Tuesday (27 November) gave 24 hours for the closure of a political headquarter belonging to the Kurdistan Free Society Party (Tevgeri Azadi) which is an offspring of th ...

PUK Takes Action to End PKK’s Political Activities in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-11-25 11:47
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has taken the first action to block the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) from political activities in Sulaymaniyah province. The move is understood as another attempt to please Turkey and restore the ties betw ...

KDP to Begin 2nd Round of Government Formation Talks

BAS News - 2018-11-25 09:06
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is expected to visit other political parties again to continue the talks over forming the new cabinet. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the party is waiting for the Patriotic Union of Kurdista ...

KDP-PUK Meeting: Next Government Aims at Political Stability

BAS News - 2018-11-17 13:16
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) met on Saturday with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Sulaymaniyah to kickstart the talks over forming the government, reiterating that they work for a political stability in the next four years. At a ...

KDP to Meet with PUK, Gorran on Saturday for Govt. Formation Talks

BAS News - 2018-11-16 15:20
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will initiate talks over the formation of a new government with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran) on Saturday. “Tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018), a delegation from the KDP w ...

KDP, PUK to Begin Talks on Govt. Formation Next Week

BAS News - 2018-11-11 14:53
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will meet with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) next week to discuss the formation of a new government. Arif Taifour, head of KDP Leadership Council in Sulaymaniyah-Halabja, told BasNews that his party h ...

PUK: Nearly 4,000 Gorran Supporters Returned

BAS News - 2018-11-09 23:26
ERBIL - The media outlets affiliated to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) announced in a statement on Friday that nearly 4,000 Change Movement (Gorran) members, supporters, and voters have returned to the PUK. PUKmedia and Kurdsat TV released a foot ...

KDP, PUK to Meet Soon, Begin Government Formation Talks

BAS News - 2018-11-06 15:38
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will meet in the upcoming days to begin the efforts of establishing the new government in Kurdistan, said an official. “The first meeting between the KDP and PUK will be ...

PUK’s Ties with Iran Displeases US: Analyst

BAS News - 2018-11-06 11:35
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) enjoys good relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran that allows it to win some positions, even if celebratory ones, in Baghdad. However, it is believed to come for the PUK at a huge cost in the future as ...

KDP, PUK will Soon Begin Government Formation Talks: Official

BAS News - 2018-11-01 13:28
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are expected to soon begin negotiations on the formation of a government after the new parliament holds first session, a KDP official confirmed. Politburo member and ...

Dabbagh: US Sanctions on Iran “Unfair”, KRG Should Help Tehran

BAS News - 2018-11-01 10:30
ERBIL — The representative of Kurdistan Region to Iran, Nazim Dabbagh, who is a member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), has described the US sanctions against Iran as “unfair”, calling on Erbil to assist Tehran in this matter. Dabbagh told BasN ...

PUK Split over Participation in New KRG

BAS News - 2018-10-30 10:37
ERBIL — The new Kurdistan Region parliament is expected to hold its first session within days, which will be followed by the party’s negotiations on forming the new government of Kurdistan. The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), suffering from older rif ...

PUK Urged to End “Unlawful” Detention of KDP Member

BAS News - 2018-10-28 09:35
ERBIL — Kurdistan’s Parliamentary Committee for Human Rights has urged the release of a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) member who was “abducted” by the security forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Raniya. “The abduction of ...

PUK Arrests KDP Member in Alleged Political Crackdown

BAS News - 2018-10-27 11:17
ERBIL — The security forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Friday arrested a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Raniya, Sulaymaniyah province. Kurdistan Democratic Youth Union confirmed the report in a statement ...

‘Dance of the Monkeys’ Takes PUK Internal Tensions to Another Level

BAS News - 2018-10-26 14:15
ERBIL — Tensions within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) might have a long history, but the language used in the political disputes between senior members of the party has recently gone further rough. After PUK’s controversial nomination of Barham ...

PUK Making Every Compromise to Retake Kirkuk Governor’s Office: Source

BAS News - 2018-10-24 10:53
ERBIL — The faction of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) who is responsible for the fall of Kirkuk, is now making every possible compromise in order to have the post of Kirkuk governor. Following the Iraqi government’s attack on Kirkuk, Baghdad unilater ...

PUK Expresses Willingness to Be Invited to Form Kurdistan Government

BAS News - 2018-10-22 20:54
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) expressed willingness on Monday to be invited to the future Kurdistan Regional Government as the results from the parliamentary election have already been announced. According to the official results, the ru ...

Family of Three Slaughtered by Unknown Armed Men in Hawija

BAS News - 2018-10-21 20:00
ERBIL - A family of three was beheaded by unidentified armed men in the district of Hawija (some 55 kilometers southwest Kirkuk) on Sunday evening, an official said. Khalil Khudadad, a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) official in the area, confirmed to ...

Najmaddin Karim Refutes Reports of Joining KDP

BAS News - 2018-10-18 13:08
ERBIL — Kurdish politician and former governor of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, has refuted the media reports claiming that he abandoned the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) to join the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). “A news was published by al-Sharqiyah ...

Sunni Arab Tribes to Appeal Against 16th October Incursion: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2018-10-17 23:35
ERBIL - The Sunni Arab tribes have vowed to appeal against a certain group within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) who was involved in the October military incursion into the disputed territories last year, saying that the move had resulted in the ...

Gorran to PUK: Admit to “High Treason” in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-10-17 10:22
ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) has called on the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) to admit to committing “high treason” with respect to the fall of Kirkuk on 16th October 2017. In an official statement the last minutes on Tuesday, which was the o ...

A Year On Since Kirkuk Fall: Kurds Curse Traitors

BAS News - 2018-10-16 13:27
ERBIL — Today marks the first anniversary of the fall of Kirkuk after a group within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) made a secret deal with the authorities in Baghdad and allowed the Iranian Backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi overran the city. Ov ...

One year since 16 October’s Betrayal and Kirkuk fall

Waar Media - 2018-10-16 13:10
Kirkuk’s Peshmerga statue. WAAR-DUHOK: Today marks the first anniversary of the fall of Kirkuk after a group within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) made a secret deal with the authorities in Baghdad and allowed the Iranian Backed militias of Hashd ...

Turkish FM Secretly Met PUK in Baghdad to Discuss Ousting PKK

BAS News - 2018-10-13 12:41
ERBIL — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu reportedly held a back-room meeting with a delegation from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) while visiting Baghdad earlier this week, discussing coordination to oust the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PK ...

Turkey Initiates Talks with Baghdad to Use PUK Against PKK: Source

BAS News - 2018-10-11 13:16
ERBIL — As part of a plan to limit the military movements by the forces linked to Iran, the Turkish government is reportedly beginning talks with Baghdad to encounter the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) with the help of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (P ...

Reports of PUK Leader’s Prevention from Entering Erbil Refuted

BAS News - 2018-10-10 09:30
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has rejected the reports claiming that its first deputy secretary general, Kosrat Rasoul, was prevented from traveling to Erbil. “These reports are totally baseless, and they are fabricated with the intentio ...

US Diplomat Warns of PUK Under Influence of Iran

BAS News - 2018-10-09 12:01
ERBIL — The United States Special Representative for Syria Engagement, James Jeffrey, has warned of the growing influence of Iran on the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), saying that the development is “a big and new fact”. During a conference where Je ...

PUK Threatening to Reject Election Results

BAS News - 2018-10-08 16:40
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is now threatening to reject the results of the recent Kurdistan parliamentary election if the number of its seats declines to 15, which is now possible. The Kurdistan Independent High Electoral Commission ( ...

British-Australian woman kidnapped by the PUK in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-10-07 14:25
Vanessa Powell | Exclusive to Ekurd On the 1st of December 2017, I was unlawfully abducted by Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) security forces in the city of Sulaymaniyah from outside my home in Qaiwan City, one of Sulaymaniyah’s most exclusive compoun ...

Watch: RPG Fired to Celebrate Barham Salih’s Presidency

BAS News - 2018-10-07 09:54
ERBIL — Following the controversial election of Barham Salih as Iraq’s president, celebratory gunfires left several civilians killed or injured across Sulaymaniyah and Halabja provinces. Salih, who rejoined the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) after ab ...

KDP: New Approaches to Be Adopted in Relations with PUK

BAS News - 2018-10-04 14:30
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), which is by far the largest Kurdish political party in the region, has made it clear that it would adopt new approaches in its political partnership with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) at the wake of ...

Kurdish politician Barham Salih elected as new president of Iraq

E-Kurd - 2018-10-03 00:07
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s parliament on Tuesday elected Kurdish politician from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK, Dr. Barham Salih, as new president of Iraq, winning the second round of voting. Salih routed his main rival Fuad Hussein with 219 votes to 22, de ...

At Least Two Civilians Killed in Celebratory Shooting in Sulaimaniya

BAS News - 2018-10-02 23:21
ERBIL - At least two civilians were killed in Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province due to a celebratory shooting as a crowd was celebrating the election of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) nominee, Barham Salih, as the new Iraqi president on T ...

PUK’s Barham Salih Elected as Iraqi President

BAS News - 2018-10-02 20:51
ERBIL — The Iraqi parliament, after two rounds of voting, elected Barham Salih as the new Iraqi president overnight on Tuesday.Barham Salih, nominated by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), obtained 119 votes during the second round of votings after ...

KDP’s Fuad Hussein Withdraws from Presidential Race

BAS News - 2018-10-02 19:09
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has withdrawn its nominee from Iraq’s presidential race after the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) violated a previous deal earlier the day. Senior delegations from the KDP and PUK have been holding intense ...

Watch: Video Shows Attack on Polling Station in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-10-02 13:56
ERBIL — An amateur footage has surfaced on the social media purportedly showing a group of armed men attacking a polling station during the Kurdistan parliamentary election held on Sunday, 30 September. The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), which is do ...

Iraqi Presidential Race Heats up, KDP Seems More Confident

BAS News - 2018-10-02 11:56
ERBIL — The presidential race in Iraq between two main candidates, one from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the other from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), is heating up as the country’s parliament is due to convene and elect a president ...

KDP, Gorran, KIG, KIU Concerned over PUK Electoral Violations in Koya

BAS News - 2018-09-30 17:02
ERBIL - Four Kurdish political parties have expressed concerns over the the electoral violations made by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) to the process of the Sunday's parliamentary election in the district of Koya near Erbil. In a joint statement ...

PICTURES: PUK Forces Attack Polling Station in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-09-30 15:34
ERBIL — Two polling stations in Sulaymaniyah province were closed down after they came under attack by armed forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Sunday amid of parliamentary election. A source from Kurdistan electoral commiss ...

PUK Concerned by Electoral Commission’s New Measures to Prevent Fraud

BAS News - 2018-09-30 09:56
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), unlike other political parties in the Kurdistan Region, is concerned by electoral commission’s new decision which is hoped to prevent irregularities and fraud at the polls. Kurdistan Independent High Electo ...

Kurdistan TV Crew Attacked in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-09-28 13:18
ERBIL — Media crew for Kurdistan TV came under attack on Friday by armed forces in Sulaymaniyah where the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is dominant. Kurdistan TV said in a breaking news that its reporter and cameraman were attacked while covering th ...

Sulaymaniyah: Security Forces Attack Journalist Amid Election

BAS News - 2018-09-28 11:05
ERBIL — Security forces of Sulaymaniyah, who are affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), attacked a Kurdish journalist during the parliamentary election for the armed forces. “I had accreditation from the electoral commission, as well as ...

PUK-affiliated Forces Prevent People from Voting for KDP

BAS News - 2018-09-28 10:25
ERBIL — Armed forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are forcing people out of the polling stations as soon as they realize the vote goes to the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). Only hours after the polls were opened, complaints w ...

Kurdistan Commission: We've Cleared Voters' Names List in Erbil, Duhok

BAS News - 2018-09-26 19:06
The commission has refuted a PUK affiliated TV channel’s report about the process ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region Independent High Electoral Commission has refuted an allegation claimed by a TV news channel belonging to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK ...

PUK Demanding KDP to Withdraw from Iraqi Presidential Race

BAS News - 2018-09-26 11:26
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is ready to make any compromise if the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) withdraws its nominee for Iraq’s president position, official said. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the KDP has so fa ...

KDP rejects PUK’s Barham Salih as candidate for Iraqi presidency: Mirani

E-Kurd - 2018-09-22 22:13
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Fazil Mirani, the politburo secretary for Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) said on Saturday that his party rejects the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan’s (PUK) pick of Barham Salim as a nominee for the Iraqi presidency ...

PUK Gives Away iPhones for Votes: Gorran Official

BAS News - 2018-09-20 15:43
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has started distributing iPhones among people in hopes of winning their hearts and minds ahead of Kurdistan’s parliamentary election, an official revealed. Kurdish political parties have intently begun the e ...

KDP Says It will Have a Candidate for Iraq Presidency

BAS News - 2018-09-19 21:36
ERBIL - After the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) officially announced on Wednesday that it nominated the former head of the Coalition for Democracy and Justice (CDJ) Barham Salih for the Iraq presidency, the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) sa ...

Barham Salih returns to PUK as candidate for Iraq Presidency

Waar Media - 2018-09-19 16:28
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish politician Barham Salih, who recently split from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) to found the Coalition for Democracy and Justice (CDJ), has abandoned to latter to return to the former. WAARTV reporter Lamiya Rasul said that Da ...

Barham Salih Abandons CDJ, Returns to PUK to Run for Iraq Presidency

BAS News - 2018-09-19 14:17
ERBIL — Kurdish politician Barham Salih, who recently split from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) to establish the Coalition for Democracy and Justice (CDJ), has abandoned the latter to return to the former. Dalil Jamal, a senior member of the CDJ, ...

PUK Officially Announces Barham Salih as Candidate for Iraqi President

BAS News - 2018-09-19 14:17
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has officially confirmed that it nominated Barham Salih for the position of Iraq’s president. Rahbar Sayyed Brayim, head of PUK press office, confirmed the report to BasNews and said Salih had received major ...

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 ...
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