Political refugees from North Kurdistan meet with UN representatives in Sulaymaniyah

Political refugees from North Kurdistan, who were exposed to the systematic attacks by the Turkish state, met with the United Nations Iraqi representatives in South Kurdistan.

Refugees from North Kurdistan have been subjected to assassination attacks by the Turkish state, especially in the last year.

In September 2021, a political refugee, Ferhat Başkondu, was seriously injured as a result of an assassination organized by the Turkish state.

Mehmet Zeki Çelebi, who was frequently exposed to the threats by the Turkish state, was murdered as a result of the attack he suffered in Sulaymaniyah on 17 May.

The images and testimonies that have emerged indicate that Mehmet Zeki Çelebi's killers took shelter in Hewler.

The Kurdistan Regional Government, on the other hand, did not make any statement regarding these assassinations.

Refugees from North Kurdistan organized a sit-in at the United Nations office in Sulaymaniyah last week demanding to end the attacks and bring the murderers of Çelebi to justice.

Political refugees met in Sulaymaniyah with the United Nations high-level delegation from Baghdad this week.

Ferhat Başkondu, who survived the attack with injuries, Nurten Çelebi, the wife of murdered Mehmet Zeki Çelebi, and Mesopotamia Workers' Association executives Musa Çiftçi and Meşruk Çiftçi attended the meeting.

Mesopotamia Workers' Association said that the meeting was positive. Sources close to the meeting said that UN officials committed to closely follow the investigations into the attacks.

It was learned that UN officials and refugees from North Kurdistan will continue their meetings at periodic intervals.