Power sharing plagues Iraqi politics
Former Iraqi prime minister and leader of al-Iraqiya, Ayad Allawi, said his party's cabinet boycott was a reaction to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's discriminatory and isolating policies in the government.
"The Maliki government has shut us down. So we are not taking part in the administration any more and we are not a partner," told the Anadolu Agency.
"The situation in Iraq is deplorable," he said, underlining that Al-Qaida and other terrorist groups was swarming the country, damaging Iraqi economy.
Allawi warned that the Iraqi government did not care about the Iraq. "The government allowed all terrorist groups to move freely. We demanded the government to quit and replaced by an interim government that would guide us through elections in a fair atmosphere. No one wants a delay in general elections and elections should held in a transparent way."
"Turkey do not intervene in Iraq's domestic issues and try to find solutions for existing problems" Allawi also said, adding that Turkey was loved and respected by the Iraqi people.
Allawi's al-Iraqiya party came first in 2010 general elections winning 24.72% of the votes and 91 seats at the parliament.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013