|Cemil Bayik, Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) guerrilla group leader, in Iraq|
Iraqi Pm Abadi: 'We will not fight the PKK or tackle Êzidîs'. (ANF).
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi spoke during the Security Commission meeting at the Iraqi parliament and stated that they would not fight the PKK and their Iraqi supporters, or tackle Êzidîs and intervene in political partisanship.
Goran Movement parliamentarian and Iraqi parliament Security Commission member Hoshyar Abdullah issued a written statement on the most recent commission meeting, and recalled Abadi’s statement that Turkey and Hewler are intimidated by the PKK.
Abadi reflected upon his meeting with Turkish officials and reportedly told them that Iraq would not fight the PKK and their Iraqi supporters, or tackle Êzidîs and intervene in political partisanship.
In his written statement, Hoshyar Abdullah noted that Abadi drew attention to the petroleum sales of the Kurdistan region and said “We are aware that the Kurdistan region is selling 20 percent of Iraqi oil. They sell 1 million-1million 300 thousand barrels of oil every day, why can they not paid the salaries of civil servants and peshmergas? The parties in the Kurdistan region are silent because they are complicit on this issue.”
Regarding the PKK and Shengal, Abadi reportedly said “Turkey and Hewler are scared of and intimidated by the PKK. Our policy is clear and we told Turkey that they cannot use our land for war. We also told them that we won’t fight the PKK and we are not concerned by them. We told them that we cannot tackle Iraqi PKK supporters and Êzidîs, or intervene in political partisanship.”