The Change Movement (Gorran) said it is ready to cooperate and resolve the issues in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region on the principles of rule of law and sovereignty of institutions as well as balance and respect. Following the end of the second-day of funeral proceedings of Gorran leader Nawshirwan Mustafa on Sunday (May 21), party member Mustafa Said Qadir read a statement saying that Gorran will preserve the message and aims of Nawshirwan Mustafa and will continue to develop the party into the future. “We will develop the Change Movement day by day and we will extend our political and civilian struggle so as to stabilize our political programs and aims”, the statement read. Gorran added that the Kurdish nation is facing several crises as the party holds the funeral for the death of its leader. “We believe the principles of balance, respect, rule of law and sovereignty of the institutions are a factual way and a strong stimulation to attain all of our wishes”, the statement added. “On these principles, Gorran is ready to resolve all the issues and to cooperate completely”.
Leader of the Change (Gorran) Movement, Nawshirwan Mustafa, returned back to Iraq’s Kurdistan Region on Saturday from a medical trip in London. Mustafa arrived early this morning into Sulaimani International Airport. His office had not previously provided a definitive time frame for Mustafa’s return to the Kurdistan Region, however the possibility of a May 9 return had been circulated according to a member of the Kurdistan Parliament from Gorran, Munira Othman, NRT reported. Mustafa went to Germany for medical treatment in September 2015. After his stay in Germany, he went to the U.K. for a “medical follow-up”. He returned to Kurdistan for a short time in April 2016. Shorsh Haji, spokesperson of Gorran told Rudaw that he was unaware of what prompted Mustafa’s return. Since then the Gorran head has been largely absent amid a political crisis that has threatened at times to destabilize the region. Gorran has 24 seats in now-closed Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament, the second most after the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP).