Edhem Barzani: It is time to act together to prevent the Turkish occupation
Edhem Barzani Iraq sent an open letter to the Kurdistan Regional Presidency, Iraq, the United Nations, political parties and civil society organizations about the Turkish state's occupation of South Kurdistan.
Edhem Barzani, a member of the Executive Board of the KDP, said in an open letter to the Kurdistan Regional Presidency, Iraq, the United Nations, political parties and civil society organizations, that the Turkish state and army have left the Kurdistan territory face to face with difficult conditions and illegal military occupation.
Edhem Barzani said in the open letter: "As it is known, the Kurdistan region territory is faced with heavy repression, especially in the Behdinan area. The Turkish state army, which enters up to 40 kilometres in some regions, exposes the territory of Kurdistan to difficult conditions and illegal military occupation."
Barzani also emphasized that dozens of Kurds have been killed and that the people of the region have been displaced and expelled from their homeland and added: "Kurdistan, this beautiful land, which is common heritage of humanity and the nation of the Kurds, is systematically burned and plundered under the pretext of defense.”
Edhem Barzani added: "I call on all parties in government to put pressure on Iraq, the United Nations and countries that respect human rights and peace, to make efforts to prevent the occupation through border violations, and start negotiations and bilateral relations. Based on its past experiences, the Turkish state does not pull out from a territory where it has settled militarily. The clearest indication of this are Cyprus and Alexandria. So it is time to ring the bells of danger, we all have to approach this situation seriously together. It is time for us to take a stand on this situation by trying all methods at international level."