Autonomy for Kirkuk a Bid to Block Independence Referendum: Turkmen Leader

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ERBIL — Turkmen Folks’s Occasion stated they object to the try by some Turkmen factions for making Kirkuk province an autonomous area.

Irfan Jamal Kirkukli, the chief of the Turkmen Folks’s Occasion, advised BasNews on Wednesday that the Iraqi Turkmen Entrance would focus on the problem of autonomy for Kirkuk in a gathering with the management of the Iraqi parliament, council of ministers and presidency.

The Turkmen chief stated “we, as Turkmen folks and get together, reject autonomy for Kirkuk,” including that they need Kirkuk to be a part of Kurdistan Area.

Quite a lot of Turkmen politicians are attempting to attain private pursuits with out contemplating the pursuits of Turkmen nation, Kirkukli stated.

He additional stated that these makes an attempt for making Kirkuk an autonomous area is geared toward blocking the referendum on Kurdistan Area independence wich is anticipated to be held this 12 months.

“The anticipated referendum must also embrace Kirkuk province and different areas outdoors the Kurdistan Area’s rule,” Kirkukli beforehand advised BasNews.

Kurdistan Area authorities are agency about holding a referendum on independence earlier than the tip of 2017, in a bid to indicate the world the aspiration of Kurdistan’s folks for independence.