President Barzani Meets Pro Kurdish HDP Politicians From Turkey

A high-profile delegation from the pro-Kurdish, Turkish opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) arrived in Erbil on Saturday to meet with Kurdistan Region’s authorities and political leaders.

HDP co-chair Sezai Temelli is heading the delegation. This is Temelli’s first trip to Kurdistan Region.

“Our presence here today is very important because, as you know, the main issues in the world are in the Middle East. The resolution of these issues includes the will and struggle of Kurds,” he told reporters after arriving at Erbil International Airport.

He said the Kurdistan Region is one of the places in the Middle East where “the politics of the world is determined.”

“We have an important initiative and responsibility for the resolution of Turkish and Middle East issues. We hope that our visit will bring peace to all the people of the region,” he added.

The delegation met with Masoud Barzani, leader of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), in Erbil. Though there has been no readout from any side regarding the visit, a video tweeted by the party’s English-language account showed a meeting between Barzani and HDP members in session.

Headed by our co-chair Sezai Temelli, our delegation met with Mr. Massoud Barzani in Iraqi #Kurdistan. The parties exchanged views on various matters including regional issues and the unity of Kurds.