Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
TUE, 22 OCT 2019 20:25 Erbil, GMT +3
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:25:13

Weather

The best time to visit the Kurdistan Region is in the spring months of March and April. This is the time of year that the hills and plains are green from the winter rains, water flows freely in the streams and the temperature is pleasantly warm in the day and cool at night. 

October and November are also nice months for sightseeing or spending time out of doors.  Beautiful temperatures and almost constant cloudless skies make the days very pleasant even without the greenery of spring.

Summer months (May-September) are very hot and dry, especially on the Erbil Plain, often reaching temperatures as high as 50 degrees Celsius. It is slightly cooler in the evenings and in the mountainous regions around Duhok and Suleimaniah.

The winter months can be cool with rain and some snowfall in the plains and with heavy snow and ice in the mountains.

 


A Statement from Kurdistan Region Presidency

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 20:45:32

The US-led coalition forces have played a major role in protecting and assisting the people of the Kurdistan Region, starting from establishing no-fly zone in 1991, toppling the Ba’ath regime in 2003, to defeating ISIS terror group in the past few years.

 

Ministry of Interior and KRG Department of Foreign Relations hold joint meeting with the diplomats and donor countries in Kurdistan on recent events in Syria

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:40:18

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – The Department of Foreign Relations of the Kurdistan Regional Government, the Ministry of Interior and its Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC) held a joint meeting with foreign diplomats and donor countries in Kurdistan Region, on 15 October, on the events in northeastern Syria and its impact on the humanitarian and security situation in the Region.

 

KRG Statement on developments in Northeastern Syria

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 19:21:23

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – The Kurdistan Regional Government is deeply concerned by the United States’ decision to withdraw from the safe zone in northeastern Syria and by reports of a potential unilateral military operation by Turkey. The government calls on Turkey, as a member of the Global Coalition, to avoid any initiative that would undermine the progress made against ISIS, including jeopardising the secure detention of terrorist fighters.