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Prior to March 1, 2003, Turkey had no problems with the Saddam Hussein regime in Baghdad. Turkey's main concerns were focused on the Kurdish groups, led by Massoud Barzani and Jalal Talabani, in northern Iraq, and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), considered a terrorist organization by ...
... Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Jordan, the Netherlands, Sweden, Syria, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates also participate. April 6 - 7, 2005 - Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani is selected the country's president by the transitional national assembly. The next day he and two vice presidents are sworn in.

Hero is Mam Jalal [Talabani]'s wife, and I have respect for her. I treat her like my mother, but she practiced a wrong policy and it's because of her that the PUK is in this situation. Barham Saleh, the Change Movement and Nawshirwan Mustafa left the party. They all left because of this injustice and pain.
When the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) was established by the deceased political Jalal Talabani in June 1975, the political scene in Iraqi Kurdistan was free of any Kurdish political organization due to the collapse of the Kurdish revolution, which was led by Kurdistan Democratic Party under the ...
Ahmed, the widow of former PUK leader Jalal Talabani, warned Rasul to act, writing: “I hope you will execute the responsibility you shoulder so that your name will not enter the pages of ... Rasul has been acting head of the PUK since the death of the party's leader and founder Jalal Talabani in October.
SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region – A Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) leadership meeting has proposed March 5 for the party to hold its congress following the death of the party's founder Jalal Talabani in October. On Thursday, the party's Central Council which acts like a parliamentary body of the PUK ...

A towering figure in the Middle East has died, Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani. He was 83 and had been ill for several years. Talabani was Iraq's president from 2005 to 2014. He helped found the Kurds' autonomous region. He'd also been a commander of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces. NPR's Jane Arraf ...
Jalal Talabani, the Kurdish leader who used pragmatism, guile and an outsize personality to navigate a hazardous course in Mideast politics, surviving guerrilla war, the terrors of Saddam Hussein and shifting alliances to become the first president of Iraq under its postwar Constitution, died on Tuesday in ...
September 6, 2005 - Iraqi President Jalal Talabani says Hussein has confessed via videotape, audiotape, and signed confessions, to giving the order to gas thousands of Kurds in the late 1980s. September 8, 2005 - Chief attorney, Dulaimi, denies that Hussein has confessed to ordering executions and ...
According to IRIB, Velayati hailed the role of the late Kurdish leader and former Iraqi President Jalal Talabani for his “key role in the Iraqi nation's war for independence.” Velayeti described the Kurdistan Region's political and cultural relations with Iran as “deep-rooted.” He also said Iran-Iraq relations are ...
The party's founder, Jalal Talabani, was a global face of the Kurds when he was president of Iraq. ... As part of its “renewal,” the party has proposed a 3-person presidency committee that would effectively eliminate the position of the general secretary, a role that has only ever been filled by Jalal Talabani.
The PUK is going through a period of transition after multiple setbacks last year, including the death of its founder Mam Jalal Talabani and the loss of its stronghold ... Qubad Talabani, son of Mam Jalal Talabani and deputy KRG prime minister, said that the PUK was making a change from “slogan to action.
The death of Mam Jalal Talabani at a time when Kurdish ranks were disarrayed after passing of one week since when Independence Referendum was held, resulting in an uncertain situation which witnessed the loss of a Great Statesman i.e., Talabani was the only Kurd who ruled over Iraq and was ...
The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is led by Jalal Talabani while the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is commanded by Massoud Barzani. They have shared power in the Kurdish regional government but in elections in 2013 the Change Movement, led by Nawshirwan Mustafa, made considerable ...
The late PUK leader Jalal Talabani is shown on a party banner in Sulaiamani in November 2017. ... told Rudaw on Wednesday that it is “highly likely” for the Leadership Council to set the a date for the congress — which needs to take place following the death of party leader Jalal Talabani on October 3.
The death of Mam Jalal Talabani at a time when Kurdish ranks were disarrayed after passing of one week since when Independence Referendum was held, resulting in an uncertain situation which witnessed the loss of a Great Statesman i.e., Talabani was the only Kurd who ruled over Iraq and was ...
We have seen this play out time and again under Saddam Hussein, Nouri al-Maliki, Jalal Talabani and now Haider al-Abadi. The difference between Sunni and Shia may play into everyday conversation but alliances are not formed solely based on religion, as seen by the variety of Daesh victims. Political ...

Except for the flight that brought the body of former Iraqi president Jalal Talabani from Berlin to Sulaimani and the plane that flew PUK leader Kosrat Rasul from Sulaimani to Berlin to receive medical treatment, it has been four months since the last international flight landed at a Kurdistan Region airport.
The decision by Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani to retire from political life, and the death of former Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, who had a Kurdish background too, has weakened the Kurds. So far the camp has been unable to regain its former power. The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Kurdistan ...
After Saddam Hussein's fall, the two main Kurdish parties — Barzani's Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Jalal Talabani's PUK — did not pour their energies into creating functional rule-of-law institutions or diversifying the economy. Instead, they used oil money to enrich themselves, their families, and ...
Rasul left Sulaimani for Berlin in late November following the death of the party's founder Jalal Talabani on October 3 and the October 16 loss of the oil-rich Kirkuk, a PUK stronghold, to Iraqi forces. At the time, he accused some PUK elements of “treason,” especially those from the Talabani family, a charge ...
SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi received the eldest son of the late Iraqi President Jalal Talabani on Thursday. The two discussed the prospect of solving the problems between the Iraqi and Kurdish governments based on the constitution. Abadi also met with delegation of three Kurdish ...
AP Photo/Christophe Ena. Jalal Talabani was a former president of Iraq and an important leader of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region, known as Kurdistan. From a young age, Talabani was an advocate for Kurdish independence and Kurdish rights. He founded the Kurdish Student Union when he was ...
PARIS — Jalal Talabani, the former Iraqi president who died on Tuesday, was an outsize figure in Middle East politics. A fierce Kurdish nationalist, he was the first democratically elected head of state in a land with a history going back to the dawn of civilization. Kurds will remember him as a giant of their ...
Jalal Talabani, the Kurdish leader who used pragmatism, guile and an outsize personality to navigate a hazardous course in Mideast politics, surviving guerrilla war, the terrors of Saddam Hussein and shifting alliances to become the first president of Iraq under its postwar Constitution, died on Tuesday in ...
The remaining 4 percent of Kirkuk's government posts is allocated for Christian parties and other components. The 32-percent ratio was proposed by former Iraqi president and PUK leader Jalal Talabani to further coexistence and strengthen unity in the diverse province following the US invasion in 2003.
SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region – A Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) leadership meeting has proposed March 5 for the party to hold its congress following the death of the party's founder Jalal Talabani in October. On Thursday, the party's Central Council which acts like a parliamentary body of the PUK ...
Baghdad is said to favor an old mechanism that was presented by the late Iraqi President Jalal Talabani that calls for an equal share for each component, 32 percent. The mechanism leaves the rest of the official posts for the minorities including the Christians. Kirkuk has come under the Iraqi control since ...
... Dr. Dara Rasheed, the head of his medical team at the time. He said that Rasul, 64, did not need any further treatment and they will head home once the "medical procedures" were over. Rasul became the PUK's acting head after the death of the party's founder and leader Jalal Talabani in early October.
Iraq President Fuad Masum signing a book of condolences at the graveside of Jalal Talabani, PUK founder and former Iraqi president. ... Speaking to the press on Saturday after visiting the grave of Jalal Talabani, PUK founder and former president of Iraq who died in October, Masum said he was in the ...
His party is facing various problems. Its founder Jalal Talabani passed away in October and its acting head, Kosrat Rasul, was flown to Germany this month to receive emergency medical treatment. And the PUK stronghold of Kirkuk, dubbed the 'Jerusalem of Kurdistan' by Jalal Talabani, was lost to Iraqi ...
June 1975 - Leaves the KDP to found the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), an organization that promotes independence for the Kurdish people. 1975-2017 - Secretary General of the PUK. 1976 - Is involved in armed resistance against the government of Saddam Hussein. 1998 - Talabani and rival ...
Millions of Kurds grew up under the towering influence of two heavyweight figures, Barzani and Jalal Talabani. These two men jointly led the fight against Saddam Hussain, and then carved out their own territory from war-torn Iraq after the Gulf War of 1991. One year later, they divided power neatly among ...
Jalal Talabani, the Kurdish leader and former president of Iraq, died earlier this month, five years after being incapacitated by a stroke and days ...
IRBIL, Iraq — As he stepped into office in 2005 to become Iraq's first Kurdish president, Jalal Talabani told his followers, “I am casting off my ...
A towering figure in the Middle East has died, Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani. He was 83 and had been ill for several years. Talabani was Iraq's president from 2005 to 2014. He helped found the Kurds' autonomous region. He'd also been a commander of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces. NPR's Jane Arraf ...
Ex-Iraqi president and Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani died on Tuesday in Germany, officials in his party told AFP. Talabani, 83, was Iraq's ...
According to its charter the PUK must hold an emergency congress on December 3, 2017, which marks two months since the death of the party leader, Jalal Talabani. Less than a week to this date there is still no news of the congress. Section 2 of the charter stipulates that the party's deputy leader, Kosrat ...
The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) grieved the passing away, on 3 October 2017, of Iraq's former ...
SULAIMANIYAH: Ex-Iraqi president and Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani died on Tuesday in Germany, officials in his party said. Talabani, 83 ...
Iraq's former president Jalal Talabani died on Tuesday at the age of 83 after a long illness. An ethnic Kurd, Talabani was Iraq's first non-Arab ...
Jalal Talabani, the leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), died yesterday in Germany. He was 83. Talabani spent his entire life - from ...
On Tuesday, Jalal Talabani, the former president of Iraq and one of the Kurds' greatest leaders, passed away in Berlin. He was at the forefront ...
Jalal Talabani, the former Iraqi president and a leading veteran of the struggle for Kurdish rights, is being laid to rest in northern Iraq. His body was flown to his ...
Jalal Talabani, the Kurdish leader who used pragmatism, guile and an outsize personality to navigate a hazardous course in Mideast politics, ...
The Kurds moved to lands allocated by the government, not to other people's homes,” he said, adding that Jalal Talabani, a Kurd who served ...
Seventy-nine-year-old Masum, who stems from the Kurdistan Union Party, is the second Kurdish president after Jalal Talabani. Member of ...
... former president Jalal Talabani, have maintained that the three-year-old battle to drive back IS has made it impossible to hold fresh elections.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Lawyers working for the second deputy of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Barham Salih registered his ...
... the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) of Iraq's former president, Jalal Talabani, and the independent Goran and Jamaa Islamiya opposition ...


 

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