KRG condemns PKK to form “Sinjar Council”
KRG describes it as “illegal and unconstitutional” and stresses that it is unacceptable to form the council in Sinjar as it makes Sinjar wounds’ deeper.
In a statement, the KRG Council of Ministers has condemned the efforts to form an “illegal administrative council” in the city of Sinjar by the PKK.
The statement reads that the plights of the residents of the city should not be dealt with in a political way, and that it will make political and administrative mess in the area, instead of healing the plights.
The Kurdistan Workers’ Party, known as its Kurd- ish initials PKK, held a meeting with representatives of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Mount Sinjar. It followed by a conference later and a council of 27 members was announced and called “Council of Sinjar Canton”.
The PKK published an announcement and described the efforts to form it as “historical step” as an effort to rebuild the Yazidi-populated city of Sinjar.
Since August 3, 2014 Sinjar has been living in a very difficult situation, as the people of Kurdistan see the massacre and abducting women of Sinjar people as a new wound in the body of Kurdistan.
Because of this wound, Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani and Commander of Armed Forces supervised the plans and attacks of Peshmerga forces in the fight against the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS).
The KRG has thus far done whatever it could to assist the people of the area and returning the Yazidi girls and women.
It has also taken necessary actions through a committee to recognize the massacre as genocide which is a new Anfal against Kurdish Yazidis.
The KRG expresses gratitude to the Kurdish fighters of People’s Protection Unit, YPG, to help Peshmerga forces from the beginning of the ISIS of- fensives. In the legal and constitutional perspectives, the KRG announces that the PKK efforts to form an administrative council in Sinjar is an “illegal action” and is against Iraqi and Kurdistan constitutions and these interferences in the constitutional affairs of Kurdistan of Iraq are not “acceptable” and the PKK has to take it away from such kinds of interferences.
The Kurdistan Region has its own constitutional and legitimate institutions and the Kurdish Yazidis and Sinjar itself have their own representatives in Kurdistan Parliament, the Iraqi Council of Representatives and Nineveh provincial council. So, any action now and in the future will have to be done through the constitutional and legitimate institutions of Iraq and Kurdistan, not in an illegal and unconstitutional way.