Turkey tells Kurdish Islamic Union to work with government, reports

It has been claimed that Turkey's AK Party and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is trying to get the Kurdish Islamic Union more involved in the Iraqi Kurdistan government.

Turkey tells Kurdish Islamic Union to work with government, reports

World Bulletin / News Desk

It has been claimed that Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) have called on the Kurdish Islamic Union (KIU) to play a role in the autonomous Kurdish government of northern Iraq. However, the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) has denied the claims.

According to the Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, the Muslim Brotherhood and the AKP encouraged the main Islamic party in Iraqi Kurdistan, the KIU, to establish links with Islamic parties in Egypt and Turkey, and work more closely with the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP).

Abu Bakr Karwani, a member of the KIU political bureau, told Basnews, “We are an independent party and we are not under the control of foreign forces, but we listen to anyone who gives us positive feedback.”

The president of the autonomous Kurdish regional government, Mesut Barzani, has been in Turkey to meet with the Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan regarding the placement of a new oil pipeline between northern Iraq and Turkey.

Last Mod: 01 Kasım 2013, 14:54
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