Statement by Kurdistan Region Council of Ministers
In the time when the Kurdistan Region goes through a difficult situation, leads a fierce war against the most barbaric enemy of humanity, and faces severe crisis and challenges, the public demonstrations have, unfortunately, turned into violence in some places, that caused civilian casualties.
We express our sadness and deep concern for the violence that occurred that led to casualties. We ask all protestors, people, and political parties to deal calmly, and in a civilised manner, with the situation.
We call upon all the sides to work to control the situation and not further complicate it.
Police, security forces, and all relevant bodies are requested to exert all their efforts to maintain security and protect the safety of the people and governmental and political parties' properties and institutions.
We ask the media outlets to deal responsibly with the situation and be a factor of stability.
Kurdistan Region Council of Ministers
9 October 2015