Thursday, December 17, 2009

DTP ban elicits demonstrations in Iraqi Kurdistan

Iraqi Kurds say they are worried, but continue to hope for wise solutions in Turkey
Demonstrators seek to “break the silence of the Iraqi Kurds toward their problems in Turkey.”
Nearly 300 people throughout Iraqi Kurdistan gathered Tuesday in front of the Region’s Parliament in Erbil, demanding that Iraqi Kurdish leaders take a stance on recent developments concerning Kurds in Turkey. The Region’s leaders consider the Kurdish question there a Turkish internal problem, but they hope for the continuation of democratic improvements launched recently by the Turkish government, said an official in Erbil.

Parliament to legislate security agencies

Iraqi Parliament analyzes security situation of the country following questioning top officials. It will make recommendations on improving cooperation between police and the army, and raise the reward money for informers who reveal information about explosions, stated a lawmaker.