Kurdistan in difficulty: After the vote for independence, people are fleeing

  • 12/10/2017


Kirkuk (Agenzia Fides) – “The situation is constantly evolving. Baghdad is putting into practice what the Iraqi Parliament, already in the first hours after the Referendum on independence on September 25, had established: salaries removed to all public employees who participated in the vote; all the work of all companies working in the area have been stopped; dismissal of the President of the Republic of Kurdistan and the assignment of Al Maliki in his place; closure of borders between Iraq and Kurdistan; the sending of military forces to the contending area. On the other hand both Turkey and Iran do not view the proclamation of independence of Kurdistan highly, because they fear outbreaks of separatist Kurds in their territory”: is what Mustafa Jabbar coordinator for Kurdistan of the cooperation network Focsiv (Federation of Christian Organizations of Voluntary International Service) says in a note sent to Agenzia Fides.

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