Coun­cil of Min­is­ters State­ment on the cen­te­nary of Sykes-Pi­cot

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

To­day marks the 100th an­niver­sary of SykesPi­cot, an agree­ment in which the rights of many people in the re­gion were vi­o­lated, and their will and as­pi­ra­tions were ig­nored. In par­tic­u­lar, Kur­dis­tan faced a his­tor­i­cal tragedy; its people and land were par­ti­tioned. As a re­sult, the peace-lov­ing people of Kur­dis­tan ex­pe­ri­enced a cen­tury of an­ni­hi­la­tion, de­struc­tion, geno­cide and at­tempts to erad­i­cate their na­tional iden­tity.

To­day, the people of Kur­dis­tan are in the fore­front of a de­ci­sive war im­posed on the free, mod­ern and civ­i­lized world. With ut­most re­solve, they de­fend their own ex­is­tence along with that of all hu­man­ity and civ­i­liza­tion. The time has ar­rived for the civ­i­lized world to ac­knowl­edge the his­tor­i­cal po­si­tion that the people of Kur­dis­tan have taken, re­verse the in­jus­tice that the Sykes-Pi­cot agree­ment has brought upon our op­pressed and peace-lov­ing people and re­spect their will and am­bi­tions.

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