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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – July 16, 2016

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – July 16, 2016

Post by rocky on Sat 16 Jul 2016, 6:01 am

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – July 16, 2016
Posted on July 16, 2016 by Editorial Staff in Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief
[size=13]Iraqi Kurdistan-Turkey border crossing remains open, says Duhok governor[/size]
Zakho: Kurdish border and customs officials said on Saturday that the main crossing between Iraq’s Kurdistan Region and Turkey remains open despite Friday night’s military coup attempt in Ankara and the unfolding events. Duhok governor Farhad Atrushi told Rudaw that traffic and crossings on Ibrahim Khalil that connects the Kurdistan Region to Turkey “remains normal like any other day and will not be closed,” An attempted coup by a group from the Turkish military against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the cities of Istanbul and Ankara and the closing down of its main airports on Friday brought Turkey to a halt. However, Erdogan appeared on live TV hours later where he denounced the coup as treason and pledged to punish those involved in the attempt. rudaw.net | Ekurd.net
[size=13]Gorran says no direct talk with KDP until parliament reactivated.[/size]

Sulaimani: The chief of Change Movement (Gorran) in Sulaimani city has stated that Gorran will not hold any meetings with ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) before Iraqi Kurdistan parliament speaker of returns to the legislative building in Erbil. Aso Muhammad told NINA News agency that Gorran still stresses on its former stance that the speaker of the parliament should return to his post. He stressed that there will be no meeting between the two sides before the speaker resumes his activities. Barzani’s term as Kurdistan President ended on August 20, 2015 but refused to step down and remains unofficially in office. Last October Kurdistan PM Nechirvan Barzani has [size=13]removed four members of his cabinet from Gorran and Parliament’s Speaker was prevented by KDP forces from entering Erbil. Since then the Kurdish parliament has been suspended. kurdpress.ir | Ekurd.net[/size]
[size=13]Nawshirwan Mustafa: We want a strong democratic civil state, instead of a jail[/size]
Sulaimani: The Leader of the Change (Gorran) Movement Nawshirwan Mustafa announced his refusal to establish a state in the event if it became a prison for the citizens, saying: “We want a civil state that guarantees the rights and freedoms of citizens on the basis of democracy.” He said, during a meeting with Academics and Teachers in Sulaimani that the agreement between Gorran and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK has achieved remarkable success, and the two sides in the process of transfer and implementation of the agreement within the limits of Erbil, according to the interests of the people of Kurdistan,” explaining that the basic problem lies in the management affairs in the province. With regard to self-determination, Mustafa said that we want to establish a strong Kurdish state on the basis of the principles of democracy and fixing citizenship rights rather than being in prison for citizens,” ninanews.com | Ekurd.net

[size=13]Peshmerga repels Islamic State suicide bomb attack north of Tel Afar[/size]
Mosul: The Kurdish Peshmerga successfully prevented an attempt by Islamic State (IS) suicide bombers to destroy one of their positions north of Tel Afar on Friday, killing 3 of the Jihadi militants in the process. Colonel Nawroz Mzury, the head of the Zummar security, told Rudaw that they received information ahead of an IS suicide bomb attack involving a total of six bombers. Only one of the bombers managed to blow himself up, three were killed by the Peshmerga while the remaining two managed to escape. The attackers carried western-made firearms, explosives belts, grenades and silent handguns. They intended to fight with these weapons and then advance closer to the Peshmerga positions, where they would then detonate themselves. rudaw.net  | Ekurd.net
[size=13]Russia to support Peshmerga in the battle for Mosul[/size]
Moscow: The spokeswoman of the Russian foreign ministry has said Russia will support Kurdish Peshmerga in the upcoming operation against Islamic State (IS) in Mosul. “We are supporting the Kurds, we will support all those Kurdish forces fighting against IS and are liberating their land and country from terrorist groups, especially the Iraqi Kurds, and the support will be delivered with approval from Baghdad,” Maria Zakharova, the spokesperson of the Russian foreign ministry, told Rudaw on Friday. The Russian parliament also supports providing military aid to the Peshmerga. rudaw.net


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