Shengal Agreement

More details of the agreement are the return of displaced persons, the election of a new mayor – as well as the joint leadership of other administrative posts – and the reconstruction of the district after the 2014 massacre. “The agreement aims to facilitate the return of more than 200,000 internally displaced people and to unite the government to enable reconstruction,” said Lahib Higel, Iraq`s senior analyst with the International Crisis Group (ICG), with respect to MEE. The mother of martyr Qehreman Cicek Sultana Sa`eed Xelef expressed her opposition to the agreement reached against Shengal and said it was aimed at more crimes. Karabakh, which has camped the terrorist group PKK for many years, has welcomed more fighters from the country in recent weeks after the Shengal Accords and opposition from some supporters to the entry of the Kurdistan Democratic Party into the region. On 9 October 2020, the Iraqi Federal Government and the Kurdistan Democratic Party, the KDP, announced that an agreement had been reached between the two sides without taking into account the will of the people of Shengali, who suffered terrible massacres and wounds by ISIS mercenaries across the desert of both sides. For her part, Sakina Mahmoud, mother of the martyr Azad, said they would never accept the deployment of troops from the Iraqi federal government or the Kurdistan Democratic Party to Shengal, and said: “The agreement was orchestrated by the Turkish occupation to carry out its plots and to plant agents and MIT in the region, destroy the region and destroy the people.” Eliko warned that the agreement would lead to further massacres against the Yezidi and said: “This agreement is a conspiracy. This conspiracy, initiated by the Turkish state, is part of the Muslim Brotherhood project. The ACP government intervenes in the internal affairs of neighbouring countries to get rid of their blockages. Sultana asked: “Where were the two sides when Shengal was open to the massacre of Daesh? Both sides fled and abandoned the people there” Sultana assured: “We will support Shengal against such an agreement.” The agreement, signed on October 9, aims to normalize security and governance in Sinjar and establish a new police force in the northwestern region, which is still recovering from the Islamic State group`s assault in 2014. The agreement removed the common border controls of signatories within the zone, allowing individuals to travel freely within the zone. It gives residents of border areas the freedom to cross the borders of fixed checkpoints and has harmonized visa policy, meaning you can get a Schengen visa for short stays of less than 90 days.

Under the Schengen Agreement, travel from one country to another within the Schengen area is done without border controls. The Schengen visa even allows you to visit all the countries of the Schengen area and cross internal borders without further formalities. Mustafa Kadhimi, the Iraqi prime minister, “supported a historic agreement that will strengthen federal authority in Sinjar under the Constitution on governance and security,” tweeted Ahmed Mullah Talal, spokesman for the Iraqi prime minister. “In its current form, it is unlikely that all armed forces that have been excluded from the agreement will assume compliance with the rules unless the implementation process is negotiated,” Higel said. Following the announcement of the agreement, senior DDP officials hailed the situation as a “positive step in the right direction.” “The biggest possibility is that Turkey will be behind the agreement because the PKK has consolidated its stronghold in the region. The PDP, on the other hand, sees the PKK as the only obstacle to its agenda, so that both Turkey and the KDP see the PKK as a real threat. This is where Ankara and Erbil`s interest intersect,” Abbas said. Democratic Union Party (PYD) MP Emin Eliko discussed with ANHA the agreement signed between the Baghdad and Hewlr [Erbil] governments on Shengal.

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