Iraqi army withdraw from Maxmur
Maxmur Democratic People's Assembly said that as a result of the agreement reached, the Iraqi army withdrew from around the camp and the people's vigil came to an end.
Maxmur Democratic People's Assembly said this evening that as a result of the agreement reached, the Iraqi army withdrew from around the camp and the people's vigil came to an end.
Democratic People's Assembly Co-chair Yusuf Kara said: "Our people have been resisting the siege by the Iraqi army for 16 days. This siege was not something new. In 2021, they wanted to surround our camp by wire fences. The attacks in question are being developed under the pressure of the Turkish state and the Barzani family. The KDP and the Turkish state want to evacuate the Maxmur Camp. The people living in the camp have not violated Iraqi laws so far. In our meetings with Iraq, we constantly reminded them that they should not act in line with the wishes of the Turkish state and the KDP.
On 20 May, the Iraqi army once again wanted to besiege Maxmur. However, our people developed resistance against this siege."
Kara added: "We had many meetings. We held our last meeting in Baghdad. As a result of the negotiations, we came to an agreement to solve the problems through dialogue. The Iraqi army withdrew its forces. For this reason, we have terminated our actions. However, it should be known that whenever there is an attack and the will of the people of Maxmur is wanted to be surrendered, this people's resistance will be met.
As the people of Maxmur, we would like to thank all institutions, parties and individuals who supported us and stood up."
The people of Maxmur have been resisting for 16 days against the blockade initiated by the Iraqi army on the camp on 20 May. The Great Democratic People's Assembly and the Diplomacy Committee held many meetings with Iraqi officials for the Iraqi army to end the blockade.