The controversial history of the Barzani family has taken a series of major blows lately, and its Kurdish rivals blame the current leader for recent chaos.
The Iraqi prime minister rejected the Kurdish vote for independence and parliament has given him military power to oppose it.
Turkey and Iran, traditional foes, have established common ground in Iraq, Syria and Qatar as regional alliances shift.
Citing the "Israeli-Kurd" magazine, pro-government Turkish media spread reports that Iraqi Kurds made a deal with Israel to bring 200,000 Jewish Kurds to Iraq.
Pro-Kurd media shared footage of Syrians burning burqas and cutting their beards after the Syrian Democratic Forces defeated ISIS in an area of Raqqa.
Most oil and gas fields are under the control of U.S.-backed forces, despite Syrian military gains.
The Islamic State militant group killed an activist from California, a U.S. Army veteran from New York and another YPG volunteer from the U.K.
Ankara has lashed out at Trump administration plans to back Kurdish forces in push for ISIS capital Raqqa.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said "Operation Euphrates Shield" was over, but Ankara had "good surprises" in store for the Islamic State group and Kurdish militants in Syria and Turkey.
Demonstrators fear the April referendum will give the Turkish president license to go after Kurds if voters approve it.
The Kurdish HDP say they are being persecuted for their opposition to President Erdogan.
Authorities order the arrest of the editor and senior staff of the nation's leading opposition newspaper.
An Iraqi force of about 30,000, under American, French and British air cover, is ready to push into Mosul after recapturing Falluja and Ramadi and seizing Tikrit.
The Turkish military said its jets conducted 26 raids Wednesday night.