Turkmen Front: We stopped a deal to return Kirkuk to the Kurds
09:21 - 27/04/2020
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The head of the Turkmen Front, Arshad al-Salihi, revealed on Monday the stopping of the deal to return the Kirkuk governorate to the Kurds during the previous period, indicating that the Kurds insist on a sovereign ministry in the new government.
Al-Salihi said in televised statements, followed by / Al-Maalouma, that "the former governor Najm al-Din Karim when he was a governor who insulted the province and made a deliberate demographic change to keep Arabs and Turkmen away and dominated the province in a family-only way to serve the Kurdish family exclusively."
He added that "there were moves that took place and there was a clear intention for Adel Abdul Mahdi to return the province to a Kurdish administration, but we stopped the deal and revealed it to the public and stopped it completely," noting that "Al-Kazimi has not pledged to the Kurds so far to return Kirkuk to the region."
Al-Salhi pointed out that "the political blocs, specifically the Kurdistan Democratic Party led by Barzani, largely insist on a sovereign ministry in the Al-Kazemi government, unlike the other blocs." Ended / 15 Kh