MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : SHORT COMMENTARY BY SERTAC BUCAK ON KURDISTAN

Sertaç Bucak‏ @BucakSertac  22 Oct 2018  – Bi boneya serkeftina hilbijartinên parlemana @Kurdistan pîrozbahîyekî germ li Serok @masoud_barzani û hemû kadirên @KDPinfo dikim. Bi hêviya zûtirîn demê de rûniştina hikûmetê ragihînin û ew bibe cihê aramî û pêşveçûnê. Serkeftina zêdetir bo we dixwazim. PDK Bakur

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : THE OLD NEW WINNER – Barzani’s KDP wins Iraqi Kurdistan parliamentary election

21 Oct 2018 – MESOP  – HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) came first in a parliamentary election in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq, winning 45 seats, the election commission said on Sunday, positioning it to lead the next regional government.A year after a failed bid for independence, Iraq’s Kurds voted last month in a parliamentary election that could disrupt the delicate balance of power in the region.

Announcement of the results was delayed for three weeks after the Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission said it received and was investigating 1,045 complaints of electoral violations.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : BARHAM SALIH A GREAT OPPORTUNIST & TRAITOR

SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ) –  Barham Salih Warned Maliki of Barzani’s Plan for Independence: Source

BasNews – 21 Oct 2018 – ERBIL — The newly appointed president of Iraq, Barham Salih, previously warned the Shi’ite political leader Nouri al-Maliki of Masoud Barzani’s plan for declaring independence, a source said.

Salih, prior to his election as the Iraqi president on 2 October, met with Nouri al-Maliki, the leader of State of Law Coalition, to inform him of an alleged plan by the Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani to declare independence, a source with knowledge told BasNews, saying that Salih hoped for Maliki’s support upon the report.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : DEUTSCHLAND ALS FREUND DES IRAN ERHÄLT LUKRATIVE AUFTRÄGE VON FREUNDEN IM IRAK

STROMVERSORGUNG IM IRAK : Trotz Trump-Intervention: Siemens erhält Milliarden-Auftrag / SIEMENS WILL GEGEN KORRUPTION KÄMPFEN

 AKTUALISIERT AM 21.10.2018-11:22  – FAZ –  Bis zuletzt hat Amerikas Präsident Trump versucht, einen Milliarden-Auftrag zum Ausbau der Stromversorgung im Irak in die Vereinigten Staaten zu holen. Nun aber hat sich der deutsche Siemens-Konzern durchgesetzt.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS FOCUS : TRUMP’S ARMY & KURDS GUARANTEE STABIL MIDDLE EAST

US-Kurdish alliance important for changes in Middle East: Ex-Israel National Security Advisor

Karzan Sulaivany Karzan Sulaivany | Kurdistan 24 – 14 Oct 2018 – ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – A strong relationship between the United States and the Kurdish people will be a good foundation for significant changes in the Middle East, a former National Security Advisor of Israel said in a recent interview with Kurdistan 24.  weiterlesen / click to continue

MESOPOTAMIA NEWS TODAYS FOCUS: GERMAN PROTEST LETTER TO BARZANI

Society for Threatened Peoples Urges Kurdish Government to Respect Assyrian Rights in Iraq – By Bar Daisan

2018-10-13 16:30 GMT – Goettingen/Berlin (AINA) — In a letter sent to the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) President Nechirvan Barzani on October 4th, 2018, the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) and the Assyrian Federation in Germany and European Sections (ZAVD) urged Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq to respect Assyrian rights and political participation in the KRG region and to give pro-active support for Assyrians (also known as Chaldeans and Syriacs), the only indigenous people of Iraq.

The letter was signed by Ulrich Delius, Director of the Society, Aziz Said, Chairman of ZAVD, and Dr. Kamal Sido, Head of the Middle East Department of the Society.

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Kurdistan-Iraq between hope and uncertainty By Dr. Janroj Yilmaz KELES

Abstract:As Turkey gears up for further assaults on Kurds Dr Janroj Yilmaz Keles reports on the implications of the recent Kurdish referendum.
This feature was published in the February  2018 issue of Chartist – for democratic socialism

Loading Preview  Iraq between hope and uncertainty. Chartist (09687866); Mar/Apr 2018, Issue 291, p18-19. Kurdistan-Iraq between hope and uncertainty

As Turkey gears up for further assaults on Kurds Dr Janroj Yilmaz Keles reports on the implications of the recent Kurdish referendum. On 25 September 2017, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) held an historic and long-expected referendum on Kurdistan’s independence. This was a consequence of

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS „CONSPIRACY“ : ERDOGAN & PUK WITH BAGHDAD CONTRA PKK

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

BasNews – 11/10/2018 – 13:09 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 (PUK).

According to the information BasNews has obtained from a source with knowledge about the issue, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s visit to Baghdad is part of the initiative.

The source said that Cavusoglu will visit Baghdad to meet with top officials there, including Iraqi President Barham Salih who owes his appointment to presidency to the PUK.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : TALABANI’S PARTY = AN AGENT OF IRAN ! – US Diplomat Warns of PUK Under Influence of Iran

Basnews English – 09/10/2018 – 12:25 – 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”.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS REPORTS : SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ) – PUK Threatening to Reject Election Results

PUK = THE TEHRAN BRANCH IN KURDISTAN

Basnews English –  08/10/2018 – 17:14 – ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is now threatening to reject the results of the recent Kurdistan Region parliamentary election if the number of its seats declines to 15, which is now possible.

The Kurdistan Independent High Electoral Commission (KIHEC) announced the initial results of 85% of counted ballots earlier this week, saying that the other 15% would be announced after the scrutinization of complaints and reports on fraud and irregularities.

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