Diza­yee: Kurds ex­pected more from Turkey

Kur­dis­tan re­gion cit­i­zens com­plain about Turkey’s fail­ure to support them in their war against ter­ror

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Of­fi­cial spokesper­son of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Gov­ern­ment (KRG), Safeen Diza­yee, said that due to the fact that Turkey did not ex­tend its help­ing hand to Kur­dis­tan and its gov­ern­ment and peo­ple dur­ing their war against the Is­lamic State ter­ror­ists, the Kur­dish peo­ple are very dis­ap­pointed and have a lot of com­plaints about their neigh­bor, which has claimed to be a close friend of them.

"High rank­ing del­e­ga­tions such as pres­i­dents, prime min­is­ters, other min­is­ters and diplo­matic del­e­ga­tions from for­eign coun­tries are vis­it­ing Kur­dis­tan,” said Diza­yee. "Def­i­nitely when peo­ple don't see such del­e­ga­tions from Turkey, it makes them com­plain more. Peo­ple com­plain about their friends more than oth­ers.”

Diza­yee added that Kur­dish Prime Min­is­ter Nechir­van Barzani is vis­it­ing Istanbul on Sun­day to par­tic­i­pate in the World Eco­nomic Fo­rum.

Ac­cord­ing to Diza­yee dur­ing his stay there, Barzani is go­ing to hold a num­ber of meet­ings and is go­ing to ask the U.S., Iran, Turkey and Euro­pean coun­tries to pro­vide hu­man­i­tar­ian and mil­i­tary support to the whole Iraq.

Diza­yee also added that they have also asked the Iraqi gov­ern­ment to as­sume some re­spon­si­bil­ity as most of the dis­placed peo­ple are from the non-Kur­dish ar­eas of Iraq.

Re­gard­ing Turkey's support, the KRG's spokesper­son said they have done some things, but not much. He said they have built a very nice camp in Duhok and they hope they will build many more camps.

"We un­der­stand Turkey's po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tions dur­ing the time when ISIS hold cap­tive a num­ber of their diplo­mats,” Diza­yee ex­plained. “It is not our job to ex­plain what Turkey has done for us. We can­not say they haven't done any­thing; they did some things, but we re­spect their stance in not pub­li­ciz­ing th­ese is­sues.”

Ac­cord­ing to Diza­yee, after the lib­er­a­tion of the Turk­ish diplo­mats, it is the decision of Turkey about what to do, as Turkey is a re­spon­si­ble and se­ri­ous coun­try, a pow­er­ful coun­try in the re­gion and a NATO mem­ber. Say­ing that the whole re­gion is now un­der threat of ter­ror, Diza­yee in­di­cated that Turkey should also think about the is­sue wisely.

"Our ex­pec­ta­tions from Turkey were much more and we hope that th­ese things are done in good faith be­tween true friends,” Diza­yee con­cluded.

Of­fi­cial spokesper­son of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Gov­ern­ment, Safeen Diza­yee

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