Barzani me­di­ates be­tween Tur­key and PKK

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

The Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pres­i­dent Massoud Barzani is try­ing to end the re­cent clashes be­tween Turk­ish army and PKK fighter on the bor­der re­gions.

The Chief of Staff of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion’s Pesh­merga Min­istry has re­vealed that Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pres­i­dent Massoud Barzani has been me­di­at­ing be­tween the Turk­ish gov­ern­ment and the Kur­dis­tan Work­ers’ Party (PKK), try­ing to bring them back to the ne­go­ti­at­ing ta­ble.

Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Ja­mal Mo­hamed told BasNews that Pres­i­dent Barzani is con­cerned about the re­cent clashes be­tween Tur­key and the PKK as vi­o­lence in neigh­bour­ing coun­tries nat­u­rally af­fects the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.

He said that as well as refugees from Syria, scores of fam­i­lies are now flee­ing the vi­o­lence in Kur­dish ar­eas of Tur­key and seek­ing shel­ter in Iraqi Kur­dis­tan.

Mo­hammed re­ports that Barzani has asked the Turk­ish and PKK of­fi­cials to end the and re­sume the peace process in the coun­try as “a peace­ful ne­go­ti­a­tion is the only so­lu­tion.”

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