MESOP TODAYS „ENTRANCE“ : Beyond Mosul – “The PKK are seeking to advance their own, rival Kurdish nationalist project. The road beyond Mosul promises to be a treacherous, complicated path, strewn with landmines.”

By Jonathan Spyer – 26 Sept 2016 – Jerusalem Report magazine. 25/9

Black smoke was rising from the Qayara oilfelds as the refugees huddled in the shade.  They had arrived that morning – from ISIS controlled territory a little further west.These  refugees had come from Jahala village.  They were Sunni Arabs.   They had elected earlier that day to risk an escape from IS territory across the desert – a route ending in certain death if caught by the jihadis.  ‘ISIS have set fire to the oil fields,’  one of them told us. ‘The smoke makes it impossible to breathe.  12 or so people every day need the hospital. It’s impossible to stay.’

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MESOP BACKGROUNDER : PUK BOSS FOLLOWS TEHRAN’S LINE – Kurdistan independence goes through Baghdad: Malla Bakhtiar tells Kurdpress

 

27 Sept 2016 – The secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Malla Bakhtiar, stated that any decision to declare the independence of Kurdistan Region should be discussed with the central government in Baghdad.

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MESOP FOCUS : INSTABILITY IN TALABANI TOWN – US Concerned about Situation in Sulaymaniyah / South Kurdistan – Iraq

A US delegation visited the authorities in control of Sulaymaniyah to discuss the unstable situation – 27 Sept 2016 – Hemin Salih – BasNews –  US Concerned about Situation in Sulaymaniyah.-  ERBIL — A US delegation has recently met with officials from the both conflicting factions of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Sulaymaniyah province to discuss party’s internal disputes as well as the volatile situation in the areas under PUK’s control which has concerned the US.

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MESOP DARK FUTURE SOUTH KURDISTAN ? AFTER PUK & KDP MULLAH KREKAR ?

27 Sept 2016 – OSLO,— The political crisis facing Iraq’s Kurdistan Region could be resolved by “excluding” the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) from positions in the government, Kurdish Islamic extremist leader Mullah Krekar said, seeing Islam as a “successor.” Krekar, whose real name is Najmaddin Faraj Ahmed, said the KDP and the PUK “have become ideologically bankrupt,” during an interview with NRT.

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MESOP NEWS : NO CANTONS FOR YEZIDI OR CHRISTIANS IN IRAQ Iraqi Parliament Rejects New Provinces for Yazidis and Assyrians

27 Sept 2016 – By Baxtiyar Goran – www.kurdistan24.net  – The Iraqi Parliament voted in favor of maintaining the administrative border of the province of Nineveh on Monday. The Iraqi parliament held the session with the presence to discuss several laws, including the vote to maintain the administrative border of the Nineveh province.The parliament vote was requested by Ahmed al-Jarba, a Sunni MP, representing Nineveh province.”The Iraqi people reject any decision that partitions the Nineveh province. The people of the city determine the destiny of their city in the post-Islamic State (IS) stage,” al-Jabra said.Al-Jabra added that any changes against the legal and administrative status quo will be unconstitutional.

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MESOP FLASH : A CONSPIRACY BY PUK AGAINST KURDISH UNITY / PUK IN FAVOR OF MALIKI & IRAN

Maliki Accused of Benefiting from Inter-Kurdish Disagreements

Hamza Mustafa1 hour ago 24 – Asharq al Awsat – 26 Sept 2016 – Baghdad – Head of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Bloc Alaa Talbani was so eager to announce her no-confidence vote against Minister of Finance Hoshyar Zebari, that she raised her ballot high in the parliament although it was a secret vote. Member of Kurdistan Democratic Party Arafat Akram said that what happened to Zebari was a political mockery and a political assassination attempt.Concerning the vote of certain Kurdish MPs, Akram was surprised and said it was the first time that Kurdish deputies didn’t agree on a decision.

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MESOP ALARM ! – PUK reveals KURDISH UNITY TO THE IRAN / WITH SECRET AGREEMENT OF THE PKK

Efforts Underway to Divide Kurdistan Region: Political Analyst  – Iran is behind such efforts

25 Sept 2016 – BasNews – ERBIL — A Kurdish political analyst stated that there is an attempt for dividing the Kurdistan Region, introducing Iran as the main character in such an attempt.Bahroz Jaafer, a political analyst, said in a statement on his official Facebook account that there is a plot for dividing Kurdistan Region into two separate local administrations, noting that this scenario should be taken into account after September 27. He believes that Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will establish an independent state, and there are two possibilities for the reactions of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran) to this project.

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MESOP ALARM ! – PUK REVEALS KURDISH UNITY TO IRAN / WITH SECRET AGREEMENT OF PKK

Efforts Underway to Divide Kurdistan Region: Political Analyst  – Iran is behind such efforts

25 Sept 2016 – BasNews – ERBIL — A Kurdish political analyst stated that there is an attempt for dividing the Kurdistan Region, introducing Iran as the main character in such an attempt. Bahroz Jaafer, a political analyst, said in a statement on his official Facebook account that there is a plot for dividing Kurdistan Region into two separate local administrations, noting that this scenario should be taken into account after September 27. He believes that Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will establish an independent state, and there are two possibilities for the reactions of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran) to this project. 

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MESOP “HOME GROWN PROBLEM” – 85% of ISIS-recruited Kurds Attended Islamic Schools in Kurdistan

2016-09-25  – nrttv – Among Kurds recruited by the Islamic State (ISIS), 85 percent have been educated at Islamic schools under the control of the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs in the Kurdistan Region, the ministry’s Official Spokesman, Mariwan Naqshbandi, said on Sunday (September 24).

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MESOP NEWS : Personal Intentions Behind Sacking the Kurdish Minister in Baghdad: MP / Shi’ite leader Nouri Maliki is behind the plot as he is wishing for a return to power

22 Sept 2016 – Karzan Hawrami –  BasNews – ERBIL — Following the dismissal of the Iraqi Finance Minister Hosyar Zebari, a Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament says the case was personal rather than corruption allegations.

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