Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) accused acting governor of Kirkuk Rakan al-Jabouri
of carrying out Arabization and demographic changes in the Kurdish areas, and displacing
its indigenous Kurdish population.
"Demographic change practices are still continuing in the villages and towns of Kirkuk by the governor and the military authority there," the KDP bloc said in a press statement.
"We, in the Kurdistan Democratic Party, condemn and denounce in the strongest condemnation terms this chauvinist practices, and consider them a serious threat to peaceful coexistence in Iraq and the political process as a whole," the bloc said.
"We call on all concerned parties to carry out their responsibilities to stop these actions which are contrary to the Iraqi constitution," it added.