August 27, 2020
“When the Kurdish authority ceased in Kirkuk, I didn’t stay there anymore. I have been living in Erbil for a few years, I liked Erbil even as a child. Erbil is honestly the city of inclusivity, I am very happy here. They have never regarded me as a non-Hawleri since I have been here. I stay at a hotel for free and there is a restaurant whose owner hasn’t made me pay since I have been here.
I was a political prisoner and my body still has signs of torture. I do not have a single Dinar for a salary. I hope one day I can be heeded to so that I don’t look for others to support me and I can stand on my own feet.”