The Iraqi Kurdistan region is going through turbulent days. After the recent Iraqi parliamentary elections and the widespread boycott of citizens, who nearly 70% did not go to the polls or cast their ballots, it was predictable that a wave of discontent was forming in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Shortly after the election, a flood of Iraqi Kurdistan refugees on the border with Belarus made headlines.
Thousands of Iraqi Kurdish citizens have crossed the border between Belarus and Poland with the aim of migrating illegally.
The Kurdistan region is much better off economically, security-wise and politically than other parts of Iraq, but the recent migration floods are a sign of other fundamental problems, such as social injustice, class divisions and political repression. Restriction of freedom of expression in the last two years.
On the other hand, there has been a wave of student protests in recent days.
Students are demanding the resumption of tuition fees, which have been suspended since 2014.
Thousands took to the streets in Sulaimaniyah, Erbil and Dohuk, the situation worsened in Sulaimaniyah and protests escalated into violence.
All these points point to the fact that the rulers and rulers of the Kurdistan Region are facing a serious challenge and they cannot continue as they have for the last 30 years without adopting the right policy and reforming the government.