Komalah (CPI)

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Komala Kurdistan's Organization of the Communist Party of Iran
First Secretary Ibrahim Alizade[1]
Spokesperson Ibrahim Alizade[1]
Founded 1984
Headquarters Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan
Membership (2001/2008) 200[2][3]
Ideology Communism
Marxism–Leninism
Internationalism
Political position Far-left
Party flag
Komala's flag.png
Website
www.komalah.org

The Komala Kurdistan's Organization of the Communist Party of Iran (Kurdish: کۆمەڵە ڕێکخراوی کوردستانی حیزبی کۆمۆنیستی ئێران‎) is an Iranian Kurdish communist party active throughout the borders between Iran-Iraq. The party is led by Ibrahim Alizade. Komala suffered a split in 2000 by Abdullah Mohtadi after ideological disagreements between him and the party's current leader Ibrahim Alizade. Abdullah Mohtadi went over to Kurdish nationalism while Ibrahim Alizade stayed on far-left communism. The party works as the Kurdish branch of CPI

The party enjoys good relations with Abdullah Mohtadi's Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan even though they criticize each other for using the same name (Komala)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bozarslan, Hamit (2009). Conflit kurde: le brasier oublié du Moyen-Orient. Autrement. p. 111. ISBN 978-2-7467-1273-7. 
  2. ^ Schmid, Alex P. (2011). "KOMOLA". The Routledge Handbook of Terrorism Research. Routledge. p. 654. ISBN 0-203-82873-9. 
  3. ^ Iran Defence and Security Report, Including 5-Year Industry ForecastsPaid subscription required, Business Monitor International, 2008 [Q1]