English KURDI كوردي عربي
ERBIL, Aug.2 (AKnews)- The strained relations between the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the opposition party Gorran (Change) Movement is not in the interest of the Kurdish issue, leaders of the Islamic parties said.
During an interview which was aired by Gorran's KNN channel, Gorran's General Coordinator Nawshirwan Mustafa accused KDP leadership of consolidating the power of KDP President Massoud Barzani and his family in Kurdistan administration over the past 20 years.
Mustafa said for the KDP Kurdish nation's unity means only following the order and word of Barzani (who is also Kurdistan Region's President).
KDP responded with a statement saying Gorran is dedicated to oppose Barzani and KDP.
"I don't think that the current situation in Kurdistan is appropriate for any tensions between two major parties in Kurdistan such as KDP and Gorran Movement," said Salahaddin Babakir, assistant for Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU)'s general secretary.
Babakir added deteriorating these relations is not in the interest of Kurdistan people and both parties and urged the parties to settle any issue through dialogue and talks.
"It’s ordinary for them to hold different positions over any issue but they should find their common points through dialogue," the KIU official said.
The complicated relations between the two parties is not in the interest of any one and especially the Kurdish nation's cause in Iraq, said Sabah Mohammed, a member of the Shura (Consultancy) Council of the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG).
Mohammed continued "therefore, they should look for common points and reach a stage to put an end to any tension."
He urged public not to support anyone of the parties against the other but to speak up against any deterioration in their relations.
Gorran did not participate in a meeting of the political parties early this week. The meeting was chaired by Barzani and discussed the tensions between Kurdistan and Baghdad over deploying Iraqi army in areas under the control of Kurdistan border guards (peshmarga).
Gorran issued a statement after the meeting, saying it does not wish to become "appendix" of any political party. This followed by Mustafa's interview strained KDP-Gorran relations.
By Fryad Mohammed