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PICTURES: Tuz Khurmatu Marketplace Closed on 2nd Anniversary of ’16 October Treason’

BAS News - 2019-10-16 10:09
ERBIL — People in Tuz Khurmatu closed the entire marketplace across the Kurdish town on the second anniversary of what is known as “16 October treason”. On this day in 2017, a faction within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) made a backroom deal wit ...

Makhmour: IS Explodes House of Police Officer

BAS News - 2019-10-08 13:18
ERBIL - The jihadist group of Islamic State (IS) exploded a house belonging to a police officer in the disputed Kurdish town of Makhmour, an official confirmed. Talking to BasNews, Rashad Gallalli, a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) representative in ...

High chance of PUK withdrawing from Iraqi Kurdistan government: official

E-Kurd - 2019-10-06 18:20
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan’s (PUK) political bureau said on Saturday that there is a high chance that the PUK would withdraw from Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government if they do not reach an agreement ...

President Nechirvan Barzani: Mam Jalal Was a Symbol of Cooperation

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-06 17:46
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 03, October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani issued a statement on the second anniversary of the passing of former Iraqi President and Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Jalal Talabani. Below is President Barz ...

Unknown Gunmen attack PUK party headquarters in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) political party was shot at in Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil, which is under the control of KDP party, on Friday night. The head of Erbil police said an “unide ...

No arrests in PUK office shootings, two arrested in KDP office attack

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The head of the Erbil Police Directorate noted on Monday that no one has been arrested so far for involvement in shooting incidents at the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Committee 4 and Committee 5 offices in I ...

Arrest warrant for a senior official in the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan

Kurdiu - 2019-08-29 21:54

PUK chooses Mustafa Chawrash as commander of peshmerga’s brigade 70

E-Kurd - 2019-07-31 19:56
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Mustafa Chawrash has been named as the new commander of the Peshmerga militias’ Brigade 70, which is affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). PUK‌’s leadership council member, Chawrash told NRT TV on We ...

Patriotic Union Kurdistan holds its conference at the end of this year

Kurdiu - 2019-07-17 00:26

Kurdiu: The two parties of power in the Kurdistan region reached an agreement on the governor of Kirkuk

Justice for Kurds - 2019-07-12 03:43
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), on Monday announced reaching an agreement with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan on a candidate for governor of Kirkuk, revealing new dialogues between Erbil and Baghdad to normalize the situation in the disputed areas ...

Washington Institute: Gorran and the End of Populism in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Justice for Kurds - 2019-07-12 03:43
After months of back and forth, the leading parties of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)—the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)—are engaged in negotiations to finalize the cabinet, which must be completed by ...

Rewaz Fayaq elected as new speaker of Iraqi Kurdistan parliament

E-Kurd - 2019-07-11 16:53
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan parliament elected Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) lawmaker Rewaz Fayaq Hussein as new speaker during a parliamentary session on Thursday. The Kurdistan Parliament convened on Thursday to replace ...

PUK Nominates Qubad Talabani for Deputy PM, Jafar Mustafa for Vice President

BAS News - 2019-07-07 20:05
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) made an official announcement to nominate Qubad Talabani for the post of prime minister deputy, Sheikh Jafaar Mustafa as Vice President, and Rewaz Fayaq as Parliament speaker of Kurdistan Region. Latif Omar, ...

PUK Ready with Nominees for next KRG Cabinet: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-07-07 01:27
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) finalized the list of its nominees for the next cabinet of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), said party spokesperson Latif Omar. PUK politburo held a lengthy meeting on Saturday, during which is has denie ...

PUK to Finalize List of Candidates for KRG Ministries Today

BAS News - 2019-07-06 12:49
ERBIL — Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) leadership is set to hold a meeting today (6th July) during which the party is expected to finalize the list of its candidates for the ministerial posts at the next cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government ( ...

KDP and PUK Almost Agreed on New Governor of Kirkuk: Official

BAS News - 2019-07-04 12:19
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have almost reached a final agreement on the post of Kirkuk governor, said a PUK leading member. PUK insists that the new Kirkuk governor should be its member, and KDP contin ...

KDP, PUK One Step Closer to Finalize Deal over New Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-07-01 13:37
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) delegations met on Monday to discuss the formation of the new cabinet and the issues pertaining to Kirkuk. Dilshad Shahab, a member of the KDP negotiating team, told reporter ...

KDP, PUK to Meet on New Cabinet, Kirkuk Governor

BAS News - 2019-06-30 21:25
ERBIL - The two major parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), are expected to meet on Monday and resume talks on the formation of the new cabinet. They will hold the meeting in Sulaimaniya province where ...

KDP, PUK to Decide on Kirkuk Governor

BAS News - 2019-06-26 11:56
ERBIL — High-level delegations from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet on Wednesday and discuss the prolonged disputes over the post of Kirkuk governor. The PUK says it deserves holding the post wh ...

PUK to Determine Candidates for KRG Cabinet Soon

Waar Media - 2019-06-23 22:53
WAAR_DUHOK Patriotic Union of Kurdistan leadership will meet within this week to determine the candidates for ministerial posts at the next KRG’s cabinet. PUK is expected to determine all the candidates and hand them to PM Masrour Barzani, The candidates ...

Patriotic Union of Kurdistan resolved the file of the Presidency of Kurdistan Parliament

Kurdiu - 2019-06-23 22:46

PUK to Finalize Candidates for KRG Cabinet Within Days: Leading Member

BAS News - 2019-06-23 12:02
ERBIL — Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) leadership is set to hold a meeting next week and finalize the list of its candidates for ministerial posts at the next Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) cabinet, a leading member said. PM-designate Masrour Ba ...

Kurdistan’s PM-designate in Sulaimani to discuss formation of new cabinet

E-Kurd - 2019-06-17 16:26
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan prime minister-designate Masrour Barzani arrived in Sulaimani city on Monday to meet officials from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran). Barzani headed to the PUK Pol ...

PUK Committed to Political Agreements with KDP: PM-Deisgnate Masrour Barzani

BAS News - 2019-06-17 13:47
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will stay committed to its political agreements with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) regarding its posts in the new government, Kurdistan Region PM-designate Masrour Barzani said on Monday after a meeti ...

Iraqi parliament follows up on 2014 oil export lawsuit against Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-16 11:52
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi council of representatives decided to follow up on a lawsuit that was filed by the Iraqi former oil minister Jabbar Alluaib in 2014 against Turkey regarding the oil exports by the Kurdistan Region to the port of Ceyhan. Patriotic Union of ...

Democratic Party and Patriotic Union meet tomorrow

Kurdiu - 2019-06-15 23:13

PUK Will Determine its Participation in Nechirvan Barzani’s Taking Oath Ceremony

Waar Media - 2019-06-09 21:11
WAAR_DUHOK PUK political party will take the last decision whether to take part in the ceremony of Kurdistan President taking oath or not. Waar correspondent in Sulaimani reported that Patriotic Union of Kurdistan expects that Kurdistan Democratic Party ...

PUK Finally Decides to Attend Kurdistan President’s Inauguration

BAS News - 2019-06-09 14:45
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) leadership has decided to attend a ceremony during which the new president of Kurdistan Region will take the oath. The party previously boycotted a parliamentary session on 28th May during which the new pres ...

KDP, PUK to Meet on Sunday Prior to New President's Oath

BAS News - 2019-06-09 00:06
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are said to meet on Sunday for talks on the appointment of a new governor for disputed Kirkuk province, only one day before the newly elected President of Kurdistan Regio ...

PUK Proposes Relocation of Foreign IS Detainees from Syria to Garmiyan

BAS News - 2019-06-03 17:42
Its security officials seek “millions of dollar” for such a contract with the Coalition ERBIL — A faction within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has proposed to the US-led Coalition to move tens of thousands of Islamic State (IS) detainees and the ...

Full text of KDP, PUK political agreement 2019, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-02 20:51
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Sunday has released the text of its agreement with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Iraqi Kurdistan. The KDP said the PUK had not committed to the political agreemen ...

A senior leader in the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan sends a message

Kurdiu - 2019-06-01 18:43

Kurdistan Islamic Union congratulates the Patriotic Union on the anniversary of its founding

Kurdiu - 2019-06-01 18:43

PUK Security Releases New Generation Movement Leader

BAS News - 2019-05-30 13:23
ERBIL — Security forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) released the leader of New Generation Movement, Shaswar Abdulwahid. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the security forces also released all detainees from the ...

PUK’s Violation against Previous Agreements Won’t Serve People: KDP

BAS News - 2019-05-28 17:20
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has slammed Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)’s move on Tuesday to boycott the parliamentary session for electing the president of Kurdistan Region, saying that it violated previous political agreements. On T ...

EU Envoy Says “Regretful” that Intraparty Policy Risks KDP-PUK Deal

BAS News - 2019-05-28 15:55
ERBIL — European Union Ambassador to Iraq Ramon Blecua expressed concern over the “intraparty policies” of a Kurdish political party that has put previous agreements between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) at r ...

PUK’s Backroom Deal Approves Rakan al-Jabouri as Kirkuk Governor

BAS News - 2019-05-21 12:53
ERBIL — Despite continuous measures to limit the role of Kurds in the local administration of Kirkuk, and while Kurdish villages are being Arabizes through a suspicious plot, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) seems moving unilaterally to approve Rak ...

Today's meeting of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan ended without results

Kurdiu - 2019-05-14 19:50

Nechirvan Barzani is Kurdistan presidential candidate of KDP, PUK, Gorran: MP

E-Kurd - 2019-05-14 15:16
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Current Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani is the presidential candidate for the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), and Change Movement ...

Gunmen Attack PUK Politburo Member’s Residence

BAS News - 2019-05-12 13:35
ERBIL — The residence of a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) politburo member came under attack overnight on Saturday in southeast Kirkuk province, a security source confirmed. Unidentified gunmen opened fire at the gate of Rafaat Abdulha’s home in a vi ...

Detained New Generation Members Confess Party Leader Threatened MPs

BAS News - 2019-05-10 18:45
ERBIL — Security forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Sulaymaniyah released the confession videotape of a group of detained members of New Generation Movement on Friday, all admitting to involvement in a massive online defamat ...

KDP, PUK Reach Deal over Kurdistan Presidency Law

BAS News - 2019-05-07 15:24
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Tuesday reached an agreement over the amendment of Kurdistan Region Presidency Law. According to the agreement, the two major political parties have resolved their differe ...

KDP, PUK sign final deal on Iraqi Kurdistan government formation

E-Kurd - 2019-05-05 20:59
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK have signed an agreement that finalizes the latter’s participation in the new Iraqi Kurdistan government. In the presence of many senior part ...

Security Forces Arrest Six Members of New Generation Movement

BAS News - 2019-05-05 18:33
ERBIL - The security forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) raided on Sunday the headquarters of the New Generation Movement in Sulaimaniya province and arrested six members of the party. In late April, one of the New Generation Mo ...

KDP and PUK Sign Final Political Agreement on New Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-05-05 17:06
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) inked a new political agreement on Sunday to lay the ground for the formation of the new government. The deal came after months of meetings which were concluded on Sunday whe ...

KDP and PUK to Sign Political Agreement on Sunday: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-05-04 13:47
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will ink another political agreement on Sunday to lay the ground for the formation of the new cabinet, said PUK spokesperson Latif Omar. BasNews previously reported that a hi ...

KDP to Meet with PUK, Gorran This Week, Agreement over Cabinet Possible

BAS News - 2019-05-04 11:32
ERBIL — A high-level delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is said to be planning a meeting with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran) on Sunday. The KDP delegation, led by the party’s deputy president, Nechir ...

PUK Refutes Dismissal of Senior Peshmerga Commander

BAS News - 2019-05-03 01:18
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has refuted reports claiming that Sheikh Jaafar Mustafa, commander of 70th Brigade of Peshmerga forces, was removed from his post. Talking to BasNews, Ahmed Latif, a spokesperson for the 70th Bregade, said t ...

PKK Affiliated Party Moves to Kirkuk as PUK Blocks Activity in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2019-05-02 16:23
ERBIL — Kurdistan Free Society Party (Tevgeri Azadi) has prepared to hold its third congress on Friday in Kirkuk after the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) tightened the noose around the party’s political activities in Sulaymaniyah. Pressured by Turkey ...

Patriotic Union of Kurdistan waiting for the Kurdistan Democratic Party

Kurdiu - 2019-04-25 07:01

Hero Ibrahim in Critical Health Condition: PUK

BAS News - 2019-04-23 14:35
ERBIL — Influential and leading member of the Kurdistan Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Hero Ibrahim, is reportedly in critical health condition. Ibrahim, who is the wife of late PUK Secretary General Jalal Talabani, was known after her husband’s pas ...

KDP, Gorran wanted to form Kurdistan government without PUK: official

E-Kurd - 2019-04-23 14:03
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) wanted to form new Iraqi Kurdistan government without the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), said an official from PUK leadership. Member of PUK Leade ...

Iraqi Forces Don't Allow Kurdish Party to Open Headquarters in Diyala: Official

BAS News - 2019-04-19 22:51
ERBIL - The Iraqi forces have prevented the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) from opening a headquarter in the Qara Tapa district, northern Diyala province, an official confirmed. Talking to BasNews, Mohammed Omer, a PUK representative in the area, exp ...

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 ...
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