Kurdistan Region, two steps ahead
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.