Council of Ministers Statement on the centenary of Sykes-Picot

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 10:51


Today marks the 100th anniversary of Sykes-Picot, an agreement in which the rights of many people in the region were violated, and their will and aspirations were ignored.  In particular, Kurdistan faced a historical tragedy; its people and land were partitioned.  As a result, the peace-loving people of Kurdistan experienced a century of annihilation, destruction, genocide and attempts to eradicate their national identity.


Today, the people of Kurdistan are in the forefront of a decisive war imposed on the free, modern and civilized world.  With utmost resolve, they defend their own existence along with that of all humanity and civilization.  The time has arrived for the civilized world to acknowledge the historical position that the people of Kurdistan have taken, reverse the injustice that the Sykes-Picot agreement has brought upon our oppressed and peace-loving people and respect their will and ambitions.


Council of Ministers
Kurdistan Regional Government