Com­mem­o­rat­ing KDP’s 67th An­niver­sary

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The fans and mem­bers of Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party (KDP) com­mem­o­rated the KDP's 67th An­niver­sary on Au­gust 16.The Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party (KDP) of Iraq is one of if not the most in­flu­en­tial po­lit­i­cal or­ga­ni­za­tion through­out Kur­dis­tan. It has more than a half cen­tury his­tory of strug­gle in the Kur­dish na­tional move­ment for peace, free­dom, and na­tional rights of the Kur­dish na­tion.

On that an­niver­sary oc­ca­sion, the cur­rent Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pres­i­dent Ma­soud Barzani, who also lead KDP, said in state­ment “The foun­da­tion of KDP was in 1946 was nec­es­sary for main­tain­ing the Kur­dish strug­gles against the invaders. KDP lead by Mustafa Barzani was able to be­gin the big­gest rev­o­lu­tion,”

He added “We live to­day in an era in which our peo­ple are more op­ti­mistic than be­fore about their bright fu­ture. It is the first time all par­ties in all parts of Kur­dis­tan are go­ing to hold the Kur­dish Na­tional Congress in or­der to send a mes­sage of peace to the peo­ples of the re­gions,”

Barzani thinks to­day Kur­rds need more than ever to have a uni­fied speech, and ag­glu­ti­na­tion in rows and na­tional har­mony.

“I find it nec­es­sary, in this an­niver­sary to ask all mem­bers and sup­port­ers and the lead­er­ship of the Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party and all the forces and po­lit­i­cal par­ties to co­op­er­ate among them­selves and with all their power and po­ten­tial in or­der to pro­tect our broth­ers and dis­course Na­tional Kur­dis­tan uni­fied, and put the na­tional in­ter­est above all par­ti­san and po­lit­i­cal in­ter­ests nar­row,” said Barzani

On the an­niver­sary of Au­gust 16, Barzani asked all to go back to those val­ues and goals which KDP was founded for which were free­dom, peace and democ­racy and and also de­manded them to work by those val­ues and de­velop them.

The KDP was founded in Ma­habad, Kur­dis­tan of Iran, on Au­gust 16, 1945, by re­plac­ing the Ko­ma­lay Jiyan­away Kurd (Coun­cil of Kur­dish Res­ur­rec­tion), which had been formed three years ear­lier in Ira­nian Kur­dis­tan.

On Jan­uary 22, 1946, the KDP--un­der the lead­er­ship of Qazi Muhammed-es­tab­lished the Repub­lic of Kur­dis­tan, usu­ally re­ferred to by his­to­ri­ans as the Repub­lic of Ma­habad. Es­tab­lish­ment of the Ma­habad Repub­lic is still mark­ing the high­est cli­max of Kur­dish na­tional as­pi­ra­tion mainly due to the fact that for first time in Kur­dish mod­ern his­tory, the Kur­dish na­tion­al­ists-de­spite all the odds--opted for self-de­ter­mi­na­tion and de­clared a state for the Kur­dish na­tion in part of Kur­dis­tan. For­ma­tion of the first Kur­dish Repub­lic and its or­ganic con­nec­tion with the KDP ex­plains his­tor­i­cal and po­lit­i­cal roots of the or­ga­ni­za­tion.

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