Worker-communist Party of Kurdistan

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Worker-communist Party of Kurdistan
حزبی کۆمۆنیستی کرێکاریی کوردستان
Chairperson Osman Hajy Marouf
Founded 2008
Split from Worker-communist Party of Iraq
Headquarters Suleymaniyah
Ideology Marxism
Third camp
Influenced by Mansoor Hekmat
Worker-communist party of Kurdistan's banner for London's Mayday, 2010

The Worker-communist Party of Kurdistan (Kurdish: حزبی کۆمۆنستی کرێکاریی کوردستان, translit. Hizbi Komonisti Krekari Kurdistan) is a Marxist political party in Iraqi Kurdistan. The party was established in March 2008 when the Kurdistan branch of the Worker-communist Party of Iraq was formed into a separate party. It is currently led by Osman Hajy Marouf.

The party's main office is in the Suleymaniyah city. The party is also very active among Iraqi Kurdish exiles; its head of abroad committee is based in the UK. It also has branches in Australia, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Turkey.

WPK produce a newspaper twice a month, called October. It also has a radio station, called Radio Peshang.[1]

It is a sister party of the Worker-communist Party of Iraq and previously WPK had a good relations with Worker-communist Party of Iran – Hekmatist.

Kurdish spring 2011[edit]

The party had a leading role in the 2011 protests in the Suleymaniyah city. Nawzad Baban, member of politburo, was one of the leaders of the protests. He was kidnapped by ruling government with some other party members and released after several days.[2]

Shortly after the protests Worker-communist Party of Kurdistan was officially recognized by Kurdistan Regional Government. But party have rejected several times to get any budget from the government.[3]

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