Hawrami: ‘We are protecting our areas, we are helping the Iraqi army forces, and part of the global coalition to defeat ISIS The Kurdish forces, the Peshmerga are regarded as the most successful in the fight against ISIL so far. Let's have a little bit of a closer look, now. It is providing that is the KRG the Kurdish Regional Government: 50,000 fighters for this offensive but under a deal with the Iraqi government, Peshmerga forces will not enter the city of Mosul itself. This is considered a red line. The offensive is the first time that the Kurdish and the Iraqi government forces coordinate their efforts on the battlefront. Now we can talk to Hemin Hawrami, who is advisor to Massoud Barzani, president of the semi-autonimous region of Northern Iraq. Mr Hawrami is also Head of the Foreign Relations Office of the Kurdistan Democratic Party. Now from Erbil, thank you for talking to us.
The president of Iraqi Kurdistan, "We want more weapons"
In an interview with The Turk Haber, Hemin Hawrami said the Kurdistan Region is doing its best to calm tensions and resolve problems between Baghdad and Ankara. Hemin Hawrami, Head of Kurdistan Democratic Party’s Foreign Relations Office, highlighted the vision and the KDP positions in the current situation in the Middle East.
The town of Bashik has become a problem between Baghdad and Ankara. From the other side, the Kurdistan Region is going through a financial crisis. President Massed Barzani recently visited Baghdad and met with the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with efforts to diffuse the rising tensions and situation between the province and the central government, and at the same time, to extend the presence of the Turkish troops in Iraq, the Iraqi government has thus far conveyed a strict attitude towards Turkey.
Translated/ by Sherko Habeb