Peshmergas say they have not received promised promotions from Bafel Talabani

Peshmergas gathering in front of Bafel Talabani's house in Dabashan (NRT Digital Media)

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SULAIMANI — Several dozen members of the Peshmerga gathered outside the house of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Co-president Bafel Talabani in Dabashan on Wednesday (February 26) demanding to be promoted.

One of the Peshmergas told NRT Digital Media that “Bafel Talabani [had] promised us during the PUK congress that he would help us facilitate our work and our promotion after the congress. It has been two months, but he hasn’t done anything.”

The Peshmergas said that they recently finished a military training course, but they have yet to be promoted or have their salaries increased.

“They promoted their relatives and friends, only we have not been promoted,” another said referring to Talabani.

(NRT Digital Media)