Kurd Leader Urges PKK to 'Withdraw' From Iraq’s Kurdish Territory

- VOA News,August 2, 2015

The president of Iraq’s Kurdistan region called on the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) Saturday to “withdraw” from Iraq’s Kurdish territory to prevent civilian casualties during Turkey’s airstrikes.

The PKK “should withdraw its fighters from the Kurdish region so to ensure the civilians of Kurdistan do not become victim of that fighting and conflict,” the office of the region's president, Massoud Barzani, said in a statement.

The statement also condemned Turkey’s airstrikes against civilians, following reports of casualties and property damage during bombing campaigns in northwestern region of the country.

In the same statement, the Iraqi Kurdish presidency also urged the PKK and the Turkish government to resume the peace process.

Turkey has launched hundreds of raids against Kurdish rebel camps in mountain bases on either side of the Iraqi border.

伊拉克库尔德领导人敦促库尔德工人党撤出

- 美国之音,2015年8月2日

伊拉克库尔德斯坦地区领导人星期六呼吁库尔德工人党撤出伊拉克的库尔德地区,以避免土耳其空袭期间的平民伤亡。

伊拉克库尔德地区总统马苏德·巴尔扎尼的办公室在一份声明中说,库尔德工人党“应当把战斗人员撤出库尔德地区,以确保库尔德斯坦的平民不再成为战斗和冲突的牺牲品。”

这份声明还谴责土耳其针对平民的空袭。此前已经有土耳其针对这个伊拉克西北地区的空袭造成人员伤亡和财产损失的报道。

伊拉克库尔德地区总统在这份声明中,还敦促库尔德工人党和土耳其政府恢复和平进程。

土耳其已经在土伊两国边境的两侧,针对库尔德反叛武装的山区营地发动了数百次攻击。