Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Masood Barzani said that the PKK is at a dead end since they target civilians and that the Democratic Union Party (PYD), which is the Syrian extension of the PKK, has inflicted more cruelty than the Baath regime. Turkish daily Türkiye reported on Sunday that KRG President Barzani met with several deputies of Turkey's Justice and Development Party (AK Party) in the KRG capital and Irbil and during the meeting Barzani criticized the PKK and PYD. Reportedly, Barzani said: "The PKK came to a dead end after it turned the cities into battlefields and started to target civilians. And the PYD has been inflicting more cruelty than the Baath regime."Stressing that they have been struggling against the Iraqi regime for decades to gain their rights, Barzani said that despite fighting against the regime, they never targeted infrastructure or civilians. "My father never let civilians be hurt during the 50-year-long fight against the regime. We never destroyed any schools, roads or energy plants," he said.