No:101, 4 April 2017, Press Release Regarding The Decision Of Kirkuk Provincial Assembly Dated 4 April 2017 , 04.04.2017
Kirkuk Provincial Assembly’s decision today (4 April), which attempts to
keep the issue of referendum on the status of Kirkuk on the agenda, is an
extremely harmful step that jeopardizes communal peace. This decision,
which was taken in the absence of Turcomans and Arabs, who are the main
constituents of Kirkuk, has no legitimacy.
The process pertaining to the status of Kirkuk has been enunciated in the
Iraqi constitution. A decision that disregards the relevant provisions of
the constitution also violates the constitution. We regard today’s
decision, which follows the decision to raise the KRG flag in the official
buildings, as another example of unilateral faits accomplis and condemn it.
Kirkuk’s primary needs are the finalization of the fight against terrorist
organizations, the return of the internally displaced; and through this,
the accomplishment of communal peace and tranquility. Steps that are
detrimental to this target are neither applicable nor acceptable.