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If Iraqi Kurdistan leaders are serious about transparency, publish tax returns

Iraqi Kurdish Prime Minister Masrour Barzani likes to promise transparency. In a December 2019 speech marking his first hundred days in office, he declared, “Kurdistan is stronger, more transparent and more secure today than it was when I spoke to you at my inauguration. Dear citizens, first of all, a government that serves the people […]

KRG officials express concern for Palestine, continue to deal with Israel

Statements expressing “Concern for Palestine” Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani made a statement about the recent violence between Israel and Palestine. Speaking on his social media account, Nechirvan Barzani said, “We are very concerned about the violence between Israelis and Palestinians that cost the lives of civilians, including children, and targets holy places.” Nechirvan Barzani […]

After three decades, the KRG efforts to draft a constitution

The head of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, met with a group of Kurdish political figures to discuss the drafting of the Kurdistan Region constitution and the upcoming Iraqi elections. According to Al-Quds Al-Arabi, Barzani met separately with the leaders of the Jamaat-e-Adl of Kurdistan, the Islamic Union of Kurdistan, the Movement for Change […]

Barzani: PKK must leave the Kurdistan Region

Masrour ​​Barzani emphasized that the PKK is not an alternative to the Kurdistan government and that the organization should respect the government of Kurdistan. Speaking to Qatar-based Al Jazeera television, Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Mesrur ​​Barzani answered questions on the agenda. Prime Minister Masrour ​​Barzani, who answered a question about the military operations carried out […]

Another anti-Barzani activist attacked in Erbil

“You should better shut your mouth up!!”, was what two militia men in civilian clothing shouted when they attacked Hawre Kurdi, a political activist based in Erbil. He was on the way to a market, when his car was stopped by his assaulters last evening. Hawre Kurdi is a known opposition voice in the Kurdish […]

UN envoy visits Sinjar and calls for a fast implementation of the Sinjar agreement

According to Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights Watch, United Nations envoy to Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert has called for a speedy implementation of the Sinjar agreement reached between the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on efforts to normalize conditions and alleviate the current hardships of the Yezidi people who live there. Hennis-Plasschaert’s comments came […]

Iraqi Kurds want American troops at their border because of escalating intra-Kurdish tensions

Iraqi-Kurdish president Masrour Barzani asked Washington on Tuesday afternoon to station their troops on the border with Syria after yet another escalation between the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) and the KDP (Kurdish Democratic Party), as reported by al-Monitor. According to the KDP, the Syrian-Kurdish YPG (People’s Protection Units) tried to infiltrate their territory. This resulted […]

If it were not for Massoud Barzani, the PKK would not grow

Murdering citizens of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) by PKK and the practical silence of the KRG authorities continues. As such, due to the transformation of the PKK into an existential threat to the Iraqi Kurds, we are dealing with the issue. Massoud Barzani made a big mistake in the mid-1980s, and after two meetings with […]

Protest continues in the Kurdistan Region, one peshmerga killed

Protest against the rulers of the Kurdistan Region continues while reports indicate that some civilians have been killed and injured. In the Penjwin area, protesters attacked the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) affiliated with Massoud Barzani, and a Peshmerga member of the KDP was killed. Eight civilians have been killed in the past […]

Ramzi Kartal: “Barzani is the executor of the Turkey-US projects”

Ramzi Kartal, co-chair of the PKK-affiliated People’s Congress (Kongra-Gel), told Hawar that the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), led by Massoud Barzani, is the host of Turkish and US programs in the region. This PKK official said “The United States, especially through NATO, is leading Turkey against the PKK”. In this regard, the role of the […]
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