Commemorating KDP’s 67th Anniversary
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.