PUK official: PUK and KDP should continue working together
KDP and PUK are protecting Kurdistan borders against ISIS.
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.