• Barzani seeking to mend ties with Baghdad: expert

    An Iraqi commentator on political and social issues told Kurdpress in an interview that former Kurdistan Region President and the Leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Masoud Barzani is seeking to mend ties between the Kurdistan Region and the central government in Baghdad.



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  • Barzani seeking to mend ties with Baghdad: expertBarzani seeking to mend ties with Baghdad: expert

    An Iraqi commentator on political and social issues told Kurdpress in an interview that former Kurdistan Region President and the Leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Masoud Barzani is seeking to mend ties between the Kurdistan Region and the central government in Baghdad.

    01:30 AM
  • Iraqi Kurds' interests better achieved within Iran politics, institute president tells KurdpressIraqi Kurds' interests better achieved within Iran politics, institute president tells Kurdpress

    The President of the Standardkurd Institue of Media Studies told Kurdpress in an interview that the interests of the Kurds in Iraq are better achieved if they are within and in line with the politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

    01:08 AM
  • PUK welcomes KDP nominees for presidency, premiershipPUK welcomes KDP nominees for presidency, premiership

    The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) welcomed the Kurdistan Democratic Party's (KDP) nominees for president of the Kurdistan Region and prime minister.

    08:45 PM
  • Barzani's visit to Baghdad was an attempt to ease ties, official tells KurdpressBarzani's visit to Baghdad was an attempt to ease ties, official tells Kurdpress

     A leading member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) told Kurdpress in an interview that the Leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Masoud Barzani’s visit to the Iraqi capital Baghdad was an attempt to ease ties between the central government and the northern autonomous government in Erbil.

    03:47 PM
  • US sanctions on Iran not welcomed in Kurdistan Region, consul tells KurdpressUS sanctions on Iran not welcomed in Kurdistan Region, consul tells Kurdpress

    Iran Consul General to the Kurdistan Region, Morteza Ebadi, stressed on improving ties between the Islamic Republic of Iran nd the Kurdistan Region in the north of Iraq and underscored that no one in the Kurdish region welcomes the U.S. sanctions on Iran.

    03:43 PM
  • We are not a threat to Turkey, says Syrian Kurdish official

    The co-leader of northen Syria Democratic Federalism parliament told Kurdpress that the entity in northern Syria is not a threat to Turkey.
    Hediyeh Yusuf, however, stated that they are ready to defend the entity against any possible Turkey incursion.

    08:51 AM
  • Barzani discussed Kurdistan Region interests in Baghdad visit: officialBarzani discussed Kurdistan Region interests in Baghdad visit: official

    The former Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Deputy in Kurdistan Region Parliament, Forsat Sofi, told Kurdpress that the KDP leader Masoud Barzani discussed the interests of the regun, including disputed regions, oil, Peshmerga forces and the region's budget share.

    09:32 AM
  • Barzani seeking to expand Erbil-Baghdad ties: analystBarzani seeking to expand Erbil-Baghdad ties: analyst

    An Iraqi affairs analyst believes the last week visit of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, to Baghdad was to boost and expand ties between the Kurdistan Region and the central government in Baghdad.

    03:50 PM
  • Erbil and Baghdad avoiding from implementing constitution; Rabun Maarof tells KurdpressErbil and Baghdad avoiding from implementing constitution; Rabun Maarof tells Kurdpress

    The chief of New Generation Faction in the Iraqi parliament stated that there is a tribal approach in Baghdad which is against all Kurdish rightful rights and the Kurdistan Region ruling system shuns away from implementing the constitution which asks the regional government to clarify its incomes, oil and gas incomes in particular.

    12:27 PM
  • PKK should leave Iraq, Kurdish politician tells KurdpressPKK should leave Iraq, Kurdish politician tells Kurdpress

    An Iraqi Kurdish politician believes the presence of the forces of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Shingal and other parts of Kurdistan Region is illegal and the forces should quit Iraq.

    10:21 AM
  • PKK focusing on Syria and Iraq not Turkey, analyst tells KurdpressPKK focusing on Syria and Iraq not Turkey, analyst tells Kurdpress

    Paul T. Levin, the Director of Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies (SUITS) and the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies told Kurdpress in an interview that there is a feeling that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has left Turkey and has focused its activities on Iraq and Syria and the Syrian Kurdish regions in particular.

    09:14 PM
  • Erbil to enter serious talks with Baghdad after government formation: KDPErbil to enter serious talks with Baghdad after government formation: KDP

    The autonomous Kurdistan Region will start a serious dialogue with Baghdad to resolve all differences between both sides once the new Iraqi government is fully formed and begins working, Hoshyar Siwaily, the head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party's (KDP) foreign relations office, told Sputnik on Monday.

    03:26 PM
  • Bafel Talabani says now is not right time for independenceBafel Talabani says now is not right time for independence

    Over the past year, Iraq has seen a number of major political developments, including the fallout of the Kurdish independence referendum, the May national elections, and the September parliamentary vote in the Kurdish region.

    03:22 PM
  • Referendum deepened Kurds’ disputes, university professor tells KurdpressReferendum deepened Kurds’ disputes, university professor tells Kurdpress

    A professor at the University of King in Canada told Kurdpress that officials and political parties in Kurdistan Region have come to the conclusion that the independence of the region is not possible at the current situation and so the case has been neglected, adding that the independence referendum of the region, held in September 2017, flamed disputes among the political parties in the Kurdish semi-autonomous region.

    12:37 AM
  • Period of 50-50 power-sharing in Kurdistan Region is over: representativePeriod of 50-50 power-sharing in Kurdistan Region is over: representative

    The Representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to the U.S., Sami Abdulrahman, stated that the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) would no longer share power and foundations with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) as before.

    03:09 PM
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