Acting head of Kirkuk provincial council calls for normalizing the situation in the province

October 8, 2018 at 8:58 pm

Erbil- Rebwar Talabani addresses reporters at a press conference

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The acting head of Kirkuk provincial council Rebwar Talabani, a Kurd, has called on the Iraqi parliament to work to normalize the situation in Kirkuk, demanding “a halt to the targeting of Kurds” in the multi-ethnic province.

 In a press conference in Erbil, Talabani stressed the need to “put an end to all demeanors of military rule which prevailed in the province following last year’s October 16 return of Iraqi forces to the disputed territories”, and called for prosecuting all those involved in “crimes against civilians in Kirkuk”.

“The ground should be paved for all the efforts towards re-activation of the Kirkuk provincial council, enabling it to perform its duties under stable and secure circumstances”, he added.

The acting head of Kirkuk provincial council emphasized the importance of compensating all those affected as a result of the military operations or by the unjust procedures of the current administration financially and morally.

He also demanded that the security dossier should be handed over to a civil authority.

Rebwar Talabani is currently in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region, where he fled to last October as Iraqi troops arrived in Kirkuk.

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