Gor­ran al­legedly asks for PKK sup­port

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Gor­ran (Change Move­ment) has al­legedly asked the Kur­dis­tan Work­ers’ Party (PKK) to help them in­crease their in­flu­ence across Su­lay­maniyah prov­ince and Garmiyan ad­min­is­tra­tion.

A source, speak­ing to BasNews on con­di­tion of anonymity, re­vealed that Gor­ran has re­cently asked PKK lead­ers to ap­point some mil­i­tary units to help the party bring Su­lay­maniyah prov­ince and Garmiyan ad­min­is­tra­tion un­der their full con­trol.

The source pointed out that Qadir Haji Ali, a lead­ing fig­ure in Gor­ran, has re­cently vis­ited Qandil on be­half of his party’s Gen­eral Co­or­di­na­tor Naw­shir­wan Mustafa.

“The plan is to take con­trol of the area, in­clud- ing oil fields, through an up­ris­ing plot backed by the PKK mil­i­tary forces,” the source said. "PKK is re­quired to spread its guer­ril­las across the area and pro­tect the front­lines against the Is­lamic State (IS) as well.”

Since Gor­ran’s re­quest was not im­me­di­ately obliged, PKK, un­der the pres­sure of other par­ties, is not ex­pected to par­tic­i­pate in the plan.

Gor­ran’s Head of Pub­lic Re­la­tions, Muhammed Tofiq Rahim, told BasNews that his fo­cus is in­sist­ing on fun­da­men­tal re­forms in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and they have no such plan for an up­ris­ing.

Gor­ran’s Spokesper­son was not avail­able for fur­ther com­ments.

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