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Kurdistan

President Barzani to publish statement post-Kirkuk crisis, avoid 'civil war'

By Rudaw 17/10/2017
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ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Kurdish President Masoud Barzani is to release a statement on Tuesday following the crisis in Kirkuk where the Kurdish Peshmerga have lost control of the valuable oil-rich city, plus a series of other towns, to a military incursion of Iraqi forces since Sunday night, a senior source told Rudaw.
 
President Barzani is expected to discuss the Kurdish referendum as well as the crisis in Kirkuk.
 
The key message will be about the Kurdish division that partly played a role in the fall of Kirkuk on Monday, the source said.
 
He is expected to tell the Kurdish nation that he wants to prevent a Kurdish civil war.
 
“They want to drag us into a civil war, but we will in no way be doing this,” the president is expected to relay to the nation later today, the source said.

The Peshmerga General Command, under the control of President Barzani as he is the commander-in-chief of all armed forces, stated on Monday that the fall of Kirkuk came partly as the result of a historic treason committed by some leaders of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), an ally of Barzani’s Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP).
 
The two parties championed the Kurdish referendum, but some of the PUK leaders then put their doubt on the historic vote both before and after the referendum.
 
The PUK has rejected the accusations, and instead put much of the blame on Barzani's party for going ahead with the vote despite the opposition from Baghdad, regional and international powers.

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Stewee Guy | 17/10/2017
I hope president Barzani will be brave enough to take responsibility and resign.
bain | 17/10/2017
I hope this is the reason but why them did KDP retreat from Shengal? there were no PUK there? Also KDP had forces in Kirkuk why didn't they put up a fight? I doubt very much that retreating PUK forces would've attacked KDP. Most importantly you've had 25 years why do you still have party militias? why don't we have a professional army? And for those running their mouth against KDP why didn't PKK fight in Kirkuk or Shengal?
universe | 17/10/2017
They key message will be about the Kurdish division that partly played a role in the fall of Kirkuk on Monday" Anyone with half a brain knew this beforehand so why didn't you sort it out before???What is the point of giving a message about it after losing oil rich city Kirkuk? I am ashamed of calling myself Kurdish.
The realist Kurd is here | 17/10/2017
Unification with other Kurdish parties in Bashur and Kurdish people in neighbouring countries is the only solution for Kurdish cause.
Jinan | 17/10/2017
Hoe dare PUK accuse KDP and rejects accusation. Nuri al maliki thanked them and there are report of their agreement with Qasim Sulaiman. They always been Jash, once a Jash Always a Jash. Pafel should be tried for treason.
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