PUK of­fi­cial: PUK and KDP should con­tinue work­ing to­gether

KDP and PUK are pro­tect­ing Kur­dis­tan bor­ders against ISIS.

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

In a press con­fer­ence which was or­ga­nized fol­low­ing Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party, KDP, and Pa­tri­otic Union of Kur­dis­tan, PUK, meet­ing in Er­bil to talk about the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion in Kur­dis­tan, Saadi Ahmed Pira, PUK Polit­buro mem­ber, said that the vi­o­lent protests proved that the KDP and PUK should keep work­ing to- gether.

Pira stated that what hap­pened dur­ing the protests was vi­o­lat­ing the na­ture and rules of demon­stra­tion.

He stressed that both KDP and PUK are in a po­si­tion where they are de­fend­ing the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion bor­ders, and that they can­not work sep­a­rately.

KDP and PUK em­pha- sized that they should main­tain the pos­i­tive rep­u­ta­tion of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Gov­ern­ment.

Pira de­nied all the ru­mours that Kur­dis­tan is go­ing to be di­vided into two ad­min­is­tra­tions again, say­ing that many chal­lenges faced Kur­dis­tan and the two par­ties re­solved them suc­cess­fully.

The KDP-PUK meet­ing was a mes­sage that th­ese two forces can­not work sep­a­rately be­cause they have achieved com­mon goals and they are fight­ing against the so-called Is­lamic State, ISIS/ISIL.

They both agreed in the press con­fer­ence that they should not al­low the sedi­tious peo­ple to en­cour­age vi­o­lence, and that they should put hand in hand to tackle such ef­forts. Mah­moud Mo­hammed, a KDP of­fi­cial, said in the press con­fer­ence that what Change Move­ment, known as Gor­ran lo­cally, did in this sit­u­a­tion was not ap­pro­pri­ate. He said that Gor­ran was be­hind the vi­o­lent protests.

In ad­di­tion, Mo­hammed said that the KDP sup­port­ers and mem­bers do not ac­cept the sit­u­a­tion where their of­fices and houses set ablaze in Su­laimaniyah and Hal­abja Prov­inces.

He stressed that both KDP and PUK will hold an­other meet­ing in the near fu­ture to fur­ther dis­cuss the sit­u­a­tion.

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