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.

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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.

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