© 2007 Ministry of Extra Regional Affairs – KRG


PM Barzani: We must follow constitution timetable to solve Kirkuk

” Our official relationship began with Turkey in 1991 during a refugee crisis that was addressed through mutually cooperation. While Turkey has occasionally taken a harsh disposition towards us, we have also successfully engaged each other with mutual respect. Since we have been

responsible for the administration of the Kurdistan Region, we have not threatened or interfered in any way with the internal affairs of our neighbours, especially their security affairs. On the contrary, we have played a major role in promoting peace and contributing to their security. The Kurdistan Region has never threatened our neighbours. We have proven that we are not a violent or threatening government. In fact, we are a region where personal security and political stability prevails. » more

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15 Feb. 2007 ‘Kirkuk is an internal Iraqi affair’
13 Feb. 2007 The Kirkuk Referendum
06 Feb. 2007 Kirkuk issue being pushed into impasse
06 Feb. 2007 Iraqi Supreme Committee Attempts to Normalize Kirkuk
02 Feb. 2007 Barham Saleh: Iraqi Federal Government is determined to implement Article 140
31 Jan. 2007 Kurdistan Regional Government US Representative says sound oil policy promotes stability
27 Jan. 2007 Tension in Kirkuk, tension in Ankara
24 Jan. 2007 Kurdish official: We have evidence Turkey conducts terrorist activity in Kirkuk
21 Jan. 2007 Turkey’s threats and Kurdish constitutional rights
18 Jan. 2007 US reasserts support for upcoming Kirkuk referendum
28 Dec. 2006 Kurds make breakthrough on talks with Iraq
20 Dec. 2006 The Kurdish case for Kirkuk
17 Dec. 2006 Kurds Warn Against Delaying Kirkuk Referendum
10 Dec. 2006 Kurds and Article 140
04 Dec. 2006 Kurdistan Parliament calls upon Iraqi PM to accelerate Article 140
22 Nov. 2006 Nechirvan Barzani rejects slow down on Article 140
19 Nov. 2006 Iraq’s Kurds press their claim on Kirkuk
19 Nov. 2006 Kirkuk and its dependencies: Historically part of Kurdistan Part III
19 Nov. 2006 Kirkuk and its dependencies: Historically part of Kurdistan – Part II Under Islam and the Caliphs
16 Nov. 2006 Iraqi PM’s visit to focus on Kurds and Kirkuk

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