Kurds Deserve Independence: Ex- German VC, Fischer

ERBIL— The former vice chancellor of Germany, Joschka Fischer, stated that through their struggle against the Islamic State (IS) extremists, Kurds proved they deserve independence as a nation.

During an interview, Fischer also described Kurdistan as the hub of peace and coexistence and urged its neighbor, Turkey, Iran, Syria and Iraq to support Kurds in their quest for independence.

With their efforts, like the rest of the international forces, Kurds confronted the IS jihadists and proved their military and political success which will lead them towards sovereignty, the official said.

Fischer served as foreign minister and the vice chancellor of Germany from 1998 to 2005 during the cabinet of Gerhard Schroder.