KT News and Comment:
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has agreed to describe the areas formerly known as ‘disputed territories’ as ‘Kurdish areas not controlled by the KRG’.
The idea was first suggested by Arif Qurbani, editor-in-chief of Xandan website. In response, Kurdistan Regional president Masud Barazani phoned him to accept his proposal.
The president’s office has issued a decree on this matter, for the guidance of all ministries and departments.
This move has angered some parties in Iraq, who have called the phrase ‘unconstitutional’, while most Kurds see it as a statement of fact.