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President Barzani Welcomes Turkish Foreign Minister Sinirlioğlu

Masoud Barzani and Siniroglu

The Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani welcomed Turkish Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioğlu in Salahaddin today. The President and the Turkish Foreign Minister reviewed bilateral relations, the fight against ISIS terrorists, and political and security developments in the region. Both sides reaffirmed their desire to continue to consolidate their bilateral cooperation. …

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President Barzani Calls For Presidential Elections

The President of Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani was elected in 2009 by a 70% vote in a direct poll.

The President of Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani calls on the electoral body of the Kurdistan Region to prepare for the presidential elections on August 20, 2015. Fuad Hussein, Chief of Staff of the Kurdistan Region’s Presidency, said in a statement that President Barzani has written to the Independent High Electoral …

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Barzani Congratulates HDP on Election Success

A man waves the Kurdish flag to celebrate election results of the pro-Kurdish Peoples's Democracy Party in Diyarbakir.

The Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has congratulated the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) for their significant success in yesterday’s election in Turkey. In a statement released today, President Barzani congratulated the people of Turkey and the competing political parties on their achievements. He said: “The election proves that democratic …

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Erdogan’s Governing Party in Turkey Loses Parliamentary Majority

The elections in Turkey resulted in the success of the pro-Kurdish HDP.

Turkish voters delivered a rebuke on Sunday to PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdogan as his party lost its majority in Parliament in a historic election that thwarted his ambition to rewrite Turkey’s Constitution and further bolster his clout. The results represented a significant setback for Mr. Erdogan, an Islamist who has steadily increased his …

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