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Turkey’s Erdogan Wins Big, Thinks Bigger

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan with his wife Emine Erdogan and their children salute supporters from the balcony of his ruling party headquarters in Ankara early on Monday. Erdogan on Sunday hailed what appeared to be a clear victory for his party in local elections, providing a boost that could help him emerge from a spate of recent troubles. (AP)

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) drubbed its secular rivals in local elections over the weekend, vindicating him from charges of corruption and giving him a mandate to settle scores with his enemies For Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, it wasn’t so much a vote …

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KDP and Goran Leaders Meet on Government Formation

Leaders of first and second winner of the last election met each other on Monday. Photo: KRP

The leader of the Kurdistan Region’s opposition Change Movement (Gorran) met privately with the Kurdish prime minister and president for discussions that included the formation of the new government, sources said. They said Gorran leader Nawshirwan Mustafa and Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met behind closed doors with President Massoud Barzani …

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Kurdistan Elections Cement Barzani’s Role as Regional Powerbroker

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Parliamentary elections held Sept. 21 in the autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq further cemented the undisputed leadership of the regional government’s president, Massoud Barzani. Reigning supreme in Iraqi Kurdistan, dominating the political scene in Iraq and enjoying his status as a major Western go-between in Syria, Barzani has become a …

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Barzani’s Party Looking For Coalition Partners

Iraqi  Kurdish supporters of Massoud Barzani (portrait-L), president of Kurdistan and leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), wave the KDP party flag during celebrations in the streets of Arbil, late on September 22, 2013, as the count was underway in Iraqi Kurdistan's first election in four years. The vote itself went off largely without incident, with turnout pegged at 73.9 percent. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

The ruling party of Iraqi Kurdistan’s President Massoud Barzani has come first in the region’s parliamentary elections, according to official results of 95 percent of the votes released by the electoral body one week after the elections were held on Sept. 21. But Barzani’s Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has fallen …

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