No: 92, 28 March 2017, Press Release Regarding The Decision Approved In The Kirkuk Provincial Assembly , 28.03.2017
We find the decision, which is adopted today (28 March) in the Kirkuk
Provincial Assembly, to raise the KRG flag together with the Iraqi flag
throughout the official institutions in Kirkuk incorrect and we are
concerned about it.
We consider this decision, which was endorsed in a vote boycotted by the
Turcoman and Arab members of the Provincial Council, as a unilateral act
that directly concerns the disputed status of Kirkuk and that contradicts
the Iraqi Constitution.
Insisting on one-sided moves with regard to the status of Kirkuk, which is
the common asset of Iraqi citizens of various identities, would undermine
reconciliation, dialogue and commitment to the constitutional processes.
Such approaches would also be detrimental to the efforts to ensure lasting
security and stability in Iraq.
All concerned parties should act with common sense, responsibility and
restraint during the critical period which Iraq is passing through.