KURDIU (Erbil): A number of Iraqi youths organizations organizing internal protests and demonstrations met here today to organize efforts and make general protests in Baghdad and other provinces following the end of the 100-day time table set by Premier Nouri Al-Maliki to evaluate the work of the ministries and provinces.
Head of the organizing committee of the conference Ayad Al-Zamili told that "it is the first of its kind since the outburst of popular protests in Iraq last February".
On 25 February,2011, demonstrations roamed all over Iraqi provinces upon a call made by activists and social NGOs through the internet protesting the deterioration of basic services, demanding to combat corruption, calling for political reforms and provision of work opportunities.
Zamili pointed out that the goal of this conference is "to put solid bases of cooperation among Iraqi youth organizations and the media, inside and outside the country, as well as to coordinate efforts to find suitable mechanism and unify their words, following the oppression made by Premier Maliki which resulted in tens of casualties".
On the reason for choosing Turkey, he elaborated that "due to the security deterioration and governmental arrests for a number of activists during the past period, we had to meet in Turkey".
"We do not have the intention to establish a party of political organization, but only to unify efforts on a road map for their movement, to be added to that of the Iraqi people, after the end of the 100 days set by Maliki, that ends on 7 of this month to achieve the promised reforms demanded by the Iraqi people", he elaborated.