Kur­dis­tan Re­gion, two steps ahead

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - By | Gazi Has­san

It’s clear that ISIS and its al­lies want the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion to face mil­i­tary and po­lit­i­cal de­cline—the geno­cide of thou­sands of Ezidis was used by some ex­ter­nal hos­tile voices and hate­ful in­ter­nal par­ties to ac­cuse Kur­dis­tan Re­gion po­lit­i­cal lead­er­ship and KDP, ap­par­ently for two rea­sons: the first, ac­cus­ing the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion’s Pres­i­dency for be­ing against poli­cies of some par­ties in Baghdad; and sec­ond, show­ing the ac­quit­tal of ISIS of all crimes and ter­ror they’ve com­mit­ted.

On the con­trary, the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion’s Pres­i­dency (and es­pe­cially Pres­i­dent Barzani) con­stantly led the events in fa­vor of peo­ple of Kur­dis­tan with trust and strength for main­tain­ing so­cial and po­lit­i­cal se­cu­rity in the re­gion, con­tin­u­ing to de­velop the po­lit­i­cal, mil­i­tary, diplo­matic and fi­nan­cial as­pects. This is a very dif­fi­cult task; only the far-sighted pa­tri­otic lead­ers can do it. At­tacks of ISIS and its al­lies and us­ing in­ter­nal pres­sures in the re­gion cre­ated pes­simism of some groups and par­ties, and even part of the peo­ple. They were in­tend­ing to show that the po­lit­i­cal lead­er­ship of Kur­dis­tan was no longer able to make de­ci­sions and con­front the cir­cum­stances. But all the hos­tile wills and spec­u­la­tions turned out to be the op­po­site. The vic­to­ries of the Pesh­merga shifted the in­ter­na­tional at­ti­tude in the fa­vor of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion, and those who wanted to de­feat Kur­dis­tan now are be­ing de­feated. The prac­ti­cal po­lit­i­cal role of the re­gion and its par­tic­i­pa­tion in the war against ter­ror and the new in­ter­na­tional coali­tion in­verted the equa­tion.

The EU de­cided to pro­vide fi­nan­cial and mil­i­tary aid to the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion. G7 lead­ers in Ja­pan also de­cided to help the re­gion fi­nan­cially. The con­stant mil­i­tary and fi­nan­cial sup­port to the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion shows that the po­lit­i­cal leader of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion has been suc­cess­ful, and the KRG, in spite of the crises, has man­aged to carry out its diplo­matic du­ties. So the re­gion has taken two im­por­tant and in­ter­est­ing steps. Both steps will lead to fur­ther devel­op­ment of the re­gion on the in­ter­na­tional lev­els. These may be­come fac­tors for solv­ing the in­ter­nal prob­lems too. We should not for­get that, to date, some par­ties want to use the fi­nan­cial cri­sis as a po­lit­i­cal card in the dis­agree­ments, but the steps are go­ing to burn all the ma­li­cious cards that are used against one another.

The Kur­dish Re­gion is be­com­ing a suit­able and ac­tive po­si­tion for the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity to adopt the ba­sic prin­ci­ples of eth­nic and re­li­gious co­ex­is­tence, devel­op­ment and democ­racy. Kur­dis­tan is a fer­tile field in terms of econ­omy, pro­duc­tion, tourism, and cul­tural devel­op­ment.

All the re­cent de­vel­op­ments im­ply that the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion’s Pres­i­dent has worked as a mod­er­ate, pow­er­ful, trust­wor­thy and far­sighted leader, not only for de­feat­ing the ter­ror­ists, but also in mo­bi­liz­ing the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity to be a pow­er­ful po­lit­i­cal and mil­i­tary sup­porter of Kur­dis­tan.

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