Iraq: Mourners honour former President and Kurdish self-governance advocate Talabani

A number of prominent political figures, including Iraqi President Fuad Masum, visited the shrine of the country's former President Jalal Talabani, in Sulaymaniyah, on Saturday, to pay their respects to the leader. One man at the shrine called Talabani «a beacon of democracy,» noting that his passing was a «great loss.» Talabani was the first President of Iraq following the rule of Saddam... Еще Hussein, and was known for his advocacy of a semi-autonomous Kurdish region in the country. His body was flown back to Sulaymaniyah, after he passed away in a hospital in Berlin earlier in the week.

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