IRAQ’s MINORITIES BEING ERADICATED BY ISIS – report of consortium of NGOs

March 1, 2015 at 2:54 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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IRAQ’s MINORITIES BEING ERADICATED BY ISIS – report of consortium of NGOs

Launch of “Between the Millstones: Iraq’s Minorities Since the Fall of Mosul”

A report of a consortium of NGOs  

(Minority Rights Group, Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, No Peace Without Justice and Institute for International Law and Human Rights).

Brussels, 27th February 2015.

Since June 2014, the rapid spread of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham) forces across northern Iraq has triggered a wave of displacement, with more than 2 million people uprooted.  Ethnic and religious minorities have been particularly targeted, including Turkmens, Christians, Yezidis, Kaka’is, and Shabaks, with thousands killed and many more injured or abducted.
Alison Smith, NPWJ; Johanna Green, UNPO; Mays Al-Juboori, MRG; William Spencer, HLHR
William Spencer, Institute for International Law and Human Rights and
Dr Hassan Aydinli, Iraqi Turkmen Front (ITF) EU Representative
Marino Busdachin, General Secretary of  UNPO and
Dr Hassan Aydinli, Iraqi Turkmen Front EU Representative.

Minority communities in Iraq have been targeted by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in a systematic strategy to remove them permanently from large areas of Iraq, warns a group of human rights organizations in their new report.

“Between the Millstones: Iraq’s Minorities Since the Fall of Mosul” provides critical information on the legal basis for war crimes prosecutions.

According to the report, the Iraqi government lacks a legal framework to address the rights and entitlements of the displaced people, it should clarify its role and responsibilities.

The Iraqi government and the Kurdish Regional Government should investigate and prosecute corruption in the delivery and acquisition of humanitarian aid and make sure that humanitarian aid is fairly divided among the displaced people.

The Iraqi government should provide urgent assistance to the humanitarian effort and resettle minorities who have been displaced.

Summary executions, forced conversion, rape, sexual enslavement, the destruction of places of worship, the abduction of children, the looting of property and other severe human rights abuses and crimes under international law have been committed repeatedly by ISIS.  While minorities have long been vulnerable to attacks by extremists, this violence appears to be part of a systematic strategy to remove these communities permanently from areas where they have lived for centuries.

For these groups to have a future in the country, Iraqi and Kurdish authorities, the international community and other stakeholders must work together not only to ensure their immediate security, but also take steps through comprehensive legal and social reform to bring an end to their long-standing marginalization and prevent further abuses.

All IDPs are suffering especially minority women.

Regarding the TURKMENS, the report states that prior to June 2014, Turkmens were intimidated by Kurdish and Central government authorities, as well as by extra-judicial militias, on religious and ethnic grounds as well as for the presence in the ‘disputed territories’. More recently, Shi’a Turkmens have been summarily executed by ISIS fighters.

The reports also states that Iraq’s Turkmen community has strong support from Turkmen diaspora organizations such as the Europe-Turkmen Friendshipsand other groups.

Concerning TURKMEN SITES, the report says:

As ISIS forces swept through Tal Afar and the surrounding areas in June and July 2014, numerous Turkmen mosques, shrines and religious and cultural sites were destroyed or desecrated, including Shi’a mosques in the villages of hardaghli, Brauchli and Qaranaz, all of which until recently had a large Turkmen population.  ISIS forces also destroyed the shrine of Arnaour and the Shi’a mosques of Husseiniyh al-Qubba, Husseiniyh Jawad, Husseiniyh Kaddo, Husseiniyh Muslim Bin-Aqeel and Husseiniyh Askar-Mullah in Tal Afar. The largest and oldest library in the Tal Afar district was also blown up – a huge blow to the Turkmen population. Another library in the Diyala governorate, with some 1,500 Islamic historical texts and stories, was reportedly burnt to the ground by ISIS forces.

In Mosul the tomb of Ibn al-Athir was destroyed, and the shrine of Imam al-Abbas in al-Qubba village and three Shi’a mosquess were set ablaze by ISIS militants in the village of Al-Sharikhan. ISIS forces reportedly used bulldozers in the Turkmnn town of al-Mahlabia to destroy the shrines of Sheikh Ibrahim and the shrine and tomb of the Sufi Sheikh Ahmed Rifa’i.

Shi’a mosques and other sites of religious significance were reportedly set on fire by ISIS forces in the Turkmen towns of Qubba and Qubbek, in Tal Afar district.

Several important Sunni shrines were also reportedly destroyed in Mosul and Kirkuk, including the shrine of Sufi Salih, in addition to some Kaka’i shrines. Two Shi’a shrines in Sinjar – Sayida Zainab and Saiyed Zakariya – were also destroyed, as well as the Shi’a holy shrine of Imam Ridha in Tiskhrab village.

In the Tukmen village of Chardaghli, a Sunni mosque was destroyed along with three Shi’a mosques. In the Turkmen village of Staeh, Sunni and Shi’a mosques as well as Yezidi religious shrines were destroyed.

The report also mentions the Denial of Entry issue that minority communities have experienced from certain areas of Iraq, particularly by Kurdish forces. The KRG has been criticized by numerous human rights activists for applying discriminatory rules based on ethnicity and religion, with Assyrians, Kurds and Yezidis typically being permitted to enter the Iraqi Kurdish region, while Iraqi Turkme and Shi’a and Sunni Arabs have been denied access.

Regarding Employment and Education, the report states that though children have the right to be educate in their mother tongue under the Iraqi Constitution of 2005, this has not been respected.
In the Iraqi Kurdish Region minority groups are pressured to be educated in Kurdish and fincancial incentives are used to promote the language. Provision of education in the children’s native tongue is also under-resourced in Iraq: many Turkmen communities, for example, have struggled to access education in their own language. 

On the Sexual and gender-base violence, the report says:
There have been numerous reports of sexual abuse, rape, abductions, enslavement and other violations of a sexual nature perpetrated by ISIS militants on women and children across Iraq.
In many cases, sexual violence has been used as a tool of terror and coercion. In one incident on 12-13 June 2014, ISIS forces reportedly raped and killed at least nine women and girls as young as 12 years old in the Turkmen town of BESHIR. The bodies of the women were then stripped naked and hung from lamp posts and water tanks around the town. 

The report also says that some Turkmen and Yezidi children left by ISIS forces in an orphanage in Mosul showed signs of being physically and sexually assaulted.

While Yezidi women have been especially targeted, at least several hundred Shi’a women, mostly Turkmen, have also been kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery by ISIS, as well as Christian women.

Finally the report makes several recommendations to the Federal Government of Iraq, to the Kurdish Regional Government and to the International Community, to prevent further abuses and for the Restoration and Reconciliation.

PLEASE SEE:

http://unpo.org/downloads/1271.pdf

http://unpo.org/article/17993




The ethnic cleansing of Turkmens continues in Iraq

February 8, 2015 at 1:47 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Merry Fitzgerald's photo.

While the ethnic cleansing of Turkmens continues in Iraq and while the Turkmens’ human rights continue to be violated, the U.S. and the E.U. are arming the terrorist group PKK and Barzani’s peshmerga.

Turkmens in Iraq have been and are still victims of : massacres, ethnic cleansing, oppression, disappearances, expropriations, land grabbings, kidnappings, torture, arbitrary arrests, killings. Turkmens were victims of forced arabization under the Baath regime and are victims of forced kurdification since the U.S-U.K invasion of the country in 2003.

Despite the regime change in 2003 Turkmens continue to be treated as second class citizens in Iraq. The Arab government in Baghdad and the Kurdish Regional Government are only interested in occupying and reaping the benefits from the oil-rich and fertile Turkmen region in the north of Iraq (called TURKMENELI).

Turkmens, although they are Iraq’s third main ethnic community and the north of Iraq’s second main ethnic community, have never received their share of Kirkuk’s oil, they have never been included in the distribution of the wealth from their land.

It is the Arabs (both Sunna and Shia) and the Kurds who are sharing the wealth of the Turkmen region.

Since 2014 the Kurds have taken control of the entire Turkmen region by force, they are FALSELY claiming that KIRKUK is Kurdish with the intention to annex it to their autonomous region.

When Turkmen cities and villages were attacked and invaded by ISIL terrorists in 2014, nobody came to their rescue. When the Turkmen city of AMIRLI was besieged during 73 days, neither the Iraqi army nor the Kurdish peshmerga who were stationed nearby tried to protect the unarmed population of this city.

AMIRLI did not get the attention of the ‘international community’ like Kobane. No one shed a tear for this unfortunate Turkmen city.

In the meantime, the U.S. and the E.U. are arming the terrorist group PKK and Barzani’s peshmerga.

I hope that Turkmens have been keeping records and have started to document all the grave human rights violations their community has suffered since 1921 (since the beginning of the Iraqi state).

Merry Fitzgerald

The Long Haul – Rebooting U.S. security cooperation in Iraq – Michael Knights

January 25, 2015 at 10:59 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment

The Long Haul – Rebooting U.S. security cooperation in Iraq – Michael Knights – The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Contents (89 pages)

Acknowledgments

v Acronyms

vi Executive Summary

viii 1 Introduction

Federal Government Security Forces in Iraq

Security Forces in Iraqi Kurdistan

Optimizing U.S. Security Cooperation in Iraq

Issues and Options for U.S. Policymakers

About the Author

MICHAEL KNIGHTS is a Lafer fellow at The Washington Institute, specializing in the political and security affairs of Iraq, Iran, Yemen, and the Gulf Arab states. He has traveled into Iraq annually to support and meet with Iraqi and Kurdish ministries, local government leaders, and security forces; he has worked in every Iraqi province and most of the hundred districts of Iraq. Dr. Knights received his PhD in Iraqi military history at the Department of War Studies, King’s College, London. His analysis appears regularly in outlets including the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, the West Point Sentinel, Politico, and Jane’s IHS. He also provides expert testimony at congressional hearings.

Tables

Effective Combat Manpower of Iraq Security Forces

Assessment of ISF and Kurdish Forces as Security Cooperation Partners

Acknowledgments

My thanks to a range of colleagues for their encouragement and assistance in the writing of this study. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy provides the ideal setting for serious policy research: it attained a significant public profile during the first Gulf War against Saddam’s Iraq in 1991 and Iraq continues to be a core focus. For this I would like to thank its executive director, Rob Satloff, managing director, Michael Singh, and research director, Patrick Clawson for their sponsorship and support of the project. Program heads Michael Eisenstadt and David Schenker were very generous with their time, providing line-by-line commentary on drafts of the final text. Ambassador James Jeffrey, David Pollock, Jeff White and the Military Fellows team were also stalwart in their support.

The author has a special thank you for our wonderful publications director, Mary Kalbach Horan, who worked round-theclock and over weekends to bring the study to completion. Going forward I know I will owe a debt of gratitude to director Jeff Rubin and TWI’s workhouse communications department. Beyond the Institute I want to thank the real experts on the Iraqi Security Forces: D.J. Elliott, for maintaining an Iraqi order of battle for well over half a decade; the Olive Group intelligence analysts, still working at the coal face in Iraq; Loveday Morris, intrepid Washington Post reporter of the ISF; Ahmed Ali and the Institute for the Study of War crew; Colonel Joel Rayburn; the prolific Alex Mello; and General Mark Kimmitt (ret.) for continuing to support the Iraqi Security Forces with their urgent needs every day. I also want to thank all the U.S. and Iraqi officials who spoke to me about this study and in previous years, inside and outside Iraq.

Finally I want to dedicate the study to the Iraqi servicemen and civilians— Arabs, Kurds, Turkmen, Assyrians, Yezidis, Shabak—who are still fighting, and the Americans and other international partners involved in continuing Iraq’s quest for peace, stability, and fairness.

Michael Knights January 2015

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:

https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/pubs/PolicyFocus137_Knights3.pdf

Nejdet Koçak günü – Amsterdam

January 17, 2015 at 11:50 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Iraqi Turkmen, Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian and Yezidi representatives to the European Union meet in Brussels

January 10, 2015 at 8:44 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Iraqi Turkmen, Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian and Yezidi representatives to the European Union meet in Brussels

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8th January 2015 – Iraqi Turkmen, Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian and Yezidi representatives in the European Union meet in Brussels to discuss the road map. 

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Dr. Hassan Aydinli, Turkmen Representation to EU
Mr. Lahdo Hobil, President European Syriac Union
Mr. Fikret Igrek, Head of Foreign Affairs Federation of Yezidi Associations 

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Mr. Johannes de Jong, Ms. Rima Tüzün and Mrs. Merry Fitzgerald attended the meeting.

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Following the signing of their Common Declaration at the European Parliament on 19th
November 2014, calling for the restoration of human rights to the non-ruling indigenous peoples of Iraq, the Turkmen, Yezidi and Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian representatives to the EU, met to discuss the road map.

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The first goal of this road map is to achieve a situation in which the EU together with each of the peoples concerned will negotiate with the governments of Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan.

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The second goal of this road map is to outline how the transition to a new and sustainable political future should look like.

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This process is the implementation of the fourth article of the European Parliament resolution on Iraq and Syria of 18th September 2014.

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Below photos of the signing of the Common Declaration on 19th November 2014 and translation of the Declaration to Turkish.
Please see:

https://merryabla64.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/irakli-turkmenler-kaldaniler-suryaniler-asuriler-ve-kurt-yezidilerin-ortak-bildirgesi-hukmi-varligi-olmayan-kadim-irak-halklarina-insan-haklarinin-duzeltilmesi-icin-cagiri/

No news from 136 Turkmens kidnapped by jihadists

December 30, 2014 at 11:20 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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No news from 136 Turkmens kidnapped by jihadists

There has been no news from the 136 Turkmen hostages who were kidnapped by jihadists in Tal Afar in Iraq more than three months ago.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has kept the hostages in Mosul for three months; however, there has been no information for the past 10 days and their destination following Mosul is not known. There are five-month-old babies among the 136 hostages, 74 of whom are children and 62 of whom are women between 18 and 35-years-old.

“We have not been able to hear from our women and children. Somebody should hear our plea,” said Kadriye Ziyai, the head of Turkmen Women’s League.

The list of hostages was given to Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu during his visit to the neighboring country in the second half of November.

“He [Davutoğlu] told us he would take care of the matter. However, we haven’t heard from our women and children for 10 days,” said Aydın Maruf Selim of the Iraqi Turkmen Front (ITC).

“I’m calling on humankind. There are five-month-old babies among these hostages. The eldest child is 11-years-old. They were being kept in Mosul, but they were taken somewhere else 10 days ago. We don’t know their fate. Humanity should not remain silent to such a massacre. ISIL militants are raising these children as future suicide bombers. They kill those who are ill and useless for them,” Selim said.
Tal Afar, a city of 200,000 located 420 kilometers (260 miles) northwest of Baghdad, is dominated by ethnic Turkmen, who are both Sunni and Shiite.

According to a recently released report by Iraq’s Ministry of Displacement and Migration, around 6,000 Turkmen and Yazidis have been killed in attacks by ISIL since June.

Around 5,000 Yazidis and 1,000 Turkmen have been killed in ISIL attacks, said the same report, state-run Anadolu Agency reported earlier this month.

The report puts the number of displaced people at 1 million, including 400,000 Yazidis, and 600,000 Turkmen who have fled to safer regions.

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/no-news-from-136-turkmens-kidnapped-by-jihadists.aspx?pageID=238&nID=76253&NewsCatID=352

IRAQI TURKMEN MESSAGE TO THE EU PARLIAMENT MEMBERS

December 5, 2014 at 8:20 pm | Posted in Dr Hassan Aydinli's message to MEPs, ITF EU message to MEPs | Leave a comment

LOGO IRAQI TURKMEN FRONT FLAG

 

IRAQI TURKMEN FRONT

European Representation

Brussels – Belgium

e-mail: itfeurope@skynet.be

IRAQI TURKMEN MESSAGE TO THE EU PARLIAMENT MEMBERS

Who are the Iraqi Turkmens

The Turkmens of Iraq are a Turkic people, they are the descendants of the Turkish OGUZ tribes originating in Central Asia. They arrived in Mesopotamia (Iraq) in several successive waves and settled there more than 1400 years ago. The overall Turkmen region in Iraq is called Turkmeneli, it lies between the Kurdish region in the northeast and the Arab region in the southwest. It includes territories in the provinces of Mosul, Erbil, Kirkuk, Salaheddin, Diyala and Kut.

Population

Since there is no accurate and reliable census data in Iraq, one cannot be sure about the exact numbers of the Turkmens, however, it is estimated to be around three million, which is roughly 9% of the Iraqi population. in the 1997 census, ‘Turkmen’ as a nationality was removed from the official census forms, Turkmens had to register either as Arabs or Kurds. The largest concentration of Turkmens lives in the city of Kirkuk, which they consider as their capital city and main cultural centre. A great number of Turkmens also live in Baghdad. We are a clear majority in Tal Afar, Tuzhurmatu and Kifri.

Demographic changes and confiscation of Turkmen lands

Several demographic changes have taken place in the Turkmen region, especially in Kirkuk province  and Kirkuk city. In the 1980s the Baath regime installed tens of thousands of Arab families on Turkmen lands, several Turkmen villages were totally destroyed and their inhabitants were forcedly displaced without receiving any compensation. The largest demographic change happened in Kirkuk under U.S. occupation in 2003 when the Kurdish leaders brought over 600.000 Kurds from other areas in Iraq and settled them in the city. Today, there is ongoing pressure by Kurdish and Arab authorities to shift the Turkmen population to different areas to continue the demographic change.

Human rights violations

Since the beginning of the Iraqi state in 1921 Turkmens were treated as second class citizens, their basic human rights were denied and their political leaders and intellectuals were killed. Since 2003 the Turkmen political leaders, academics, professionals have been especially targeted and assassinated, dozens of them were kidnapped for ransom. Turkmen areas are suffering under targeted attacks. Turkmens are easy targets as they are not allowed to have their own self-defence forces. Arabs and Kurds can get benefit from governmental financial sources while Turkmens do not. Even at 1st November 2014 the new Iraqi Parliament rejected the one bill that would recognize Turkmens’ rights. This proves that the discrimination against the Turkmens continues.

Internally displaced Turkmens due to IS attacks

Since June 2014, many Turkmen cities and villages have been attacked and occupied by IS. 350.000 Turkmens had to flee leaving everything behind and many were tortured and killed (in Tel Afer, Bashir, Biravceli, Amerli, Kara Tepe, etc). Neither the Iraqi army which was supposed to protect them nor the Kurdish Peshmerga forces came to their help. Thousands of these Turkmen IDPs are now living under dire conditions in transit camps in the Kurdish region and in mosques and schools in Kirkuk. Thousands of other Turkmen families were taken to the south of Iraq where they were given shelter in schools and mosques. Wherever they are these internally displaced Turkmen families have hardly received any help from the Iraqi government, to survive they can only rely on humanitarian help from fellow Turkmens, Turkmen and Turkish NGOs.

What is needed for our survival

To survive and be recognised as part of Iraq we formulated the conditions for our survival as an Iraqi people in the Common ‘Declaration of the Turkmen, Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian and Ezidi Kurdic people of Iraq’ which has been signed and presented at 19 November 2014 in the European Parliament.

 

Brussels,  4th December 2014.

Contact: Dr. Hassan Tawfiq Aydinli, Iraqi Turkmen Front EU Representative

e-mail : itfeurope@skynet.be

VIDEO – Iraklı Türkmenler, Keldaniler, Süryaniler, Asuriler ve Kürt Yezidilerin ortak bildirgesi

December 2, 2014 at 12:15 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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VIDEO – Turkmen, Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian and Yazidi people of Iraq’s conference and signing of the common declaration at the European Parliament on 19th November 2014.

 Iraklı Türkmenler, Keldaniler, Süryaniler, Asuriler ve Kürt Yezidilerin ortak bildirgesi

Hükümi varlığı olmayan kadim Irak haklarına insan haklarının düzeltilmesi için çağrı

VIDEO
To watch excerpts of the Turkmen, Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian and Yazidi people of Iraq’s conference and signing of the common declaration in the European Parliament on 19th November 2014

Please click on this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJL7ft_bXTI&list=UUvDkitqpZEqxBRX44T4Y-fg 

TD Konferans ESU Parlamento Urifi

With thanks to Suroyotvnews.

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Please note that the speeches of Dr. Hassan Aydinli and Prof. Mahir Nakip were accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation showing maps and photos of Turkmen confiscated lands, internally displaced Turkmens and Turkmen martyrs.

The original written presentations of both Dr. Hassan Aydinli and Prof. Dr. Mahir Nakip had to be shortened during the conference because of lack of time as the conference had started later than expected.

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Translation of the Common Declaration in Turkish:

LOGO IRAQI TURKMEN FRONT FLAG

IRAK TÜRKMEN CEPHESİ

Avrupa Birliği Temsilciliği

Brüksel-Belçika

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 Iraklı Türkmenler, Keldaniler, Süryaniler, Asuriler ve Kürt Yezidilerin ortak bildirgesi

Hükümi varlığı olmayan kadim Irak haklarına insan haklarının düzeltilmesi için çağrı

Biz Irak halklarından Kaldaniler, Süryaniler, Asuriler, Türkmenler ve Yezidi Kürtler, bu ülkeye ait bireyler olarak bir araya geldik. Halklarımız, Irakta yaşayan milletimizi teşkil eden diğer halklar ile birlikte aynı haklara sahip, Irak’ın kadim yurttaşlarıdır.

Halklarımızın her biri, gerçekte mevcudiyetleri Irakta ve uluslararası toplumlarda yeterince tanınmamalarından dolayı, on yıllarca mağdur olmuşlardır. Bu etnik, kültür ve inançlarımızın yeterince tanınmaması hepimizi, ayırımcılık, aşırı derecede kötü muamele ve etnik ve kültürel yok etme ile karşı karşıya bırakmıştır.

Şimdi bizler, ISIS (IŞID)* denilen Şerir tarafından, Irakta ki yerleşkelerimizden sürülmüş durumdayız. Tahrip etmekten ve öldürmekten başka bir şey bilmeyen bu Şerir hayal edilemeyecek bir şekilde halklarımıza saldırmıştır. Çocuklar boğazlanmış, kadınlar tecavüze uğramış ve satılmış, erkekler katil ve işkence edilmişlerdir. IŞİD’e karşı savaş bir dinsel savaş değildir fakat temelde insanlık adına bir savaştır.

Bu mevcut krizin ışığında, içinde halklarımızın her birinin ülkemizin bir parçası olarak tanınması ve etnik, kültür ve inanç kimliğimizin korunabilmesi yönünde çalışmak üzere ortak bir gelecek için bütünleştik.

Amacımız ülkemizin zengin çeşitliliğini sürdürmek ve katkıda bulunmak ve barış dolu ortak bir gelecek için aynı arzuları paylaşan komşu halkaların çabalarını desteklemektir.

Biz mağdurlar olarak işlem görmek istemiyoruz, biz Irak’ın eşit haklara sahip vatandaşları olarak tanınmak istiyoruz.

 

Biz; tarihsel (ve hâlihazırda) yaşamakta olduğumuz topraklarımızda komşularımız için korkmadan ve kendi kimliğimizi gizlemeye gerek duymadan Türkmenler, Yezidi Kürtler ve Kaldaniler-Süryaniler-Asuriler kimliği ile Irak’ın eşit haklara sahip vatandaşları olarak tanınmaya ve kendi idari yönetimimize sahip olması gerektiği olduğu sonucuna vardık.

Biz Yezidi Kürtler Sinjar’a dönmek ve orada yaşamak istiyoruz, biz Türkmenler Irak’ta** ki kendi ana yurtlarımıza dönmek ve oralarda yaşamak istiyoruz ve biz Kaldaniler-Süryaniler-Asuriler Ninova yaylasına dönmek ve orada yaşamak istiyoruz. Biz hepimiz kendi yurtlarımızda dışlanmış azınlıklar değil fakat Irak yurttaşı ve Irak’ın kabullenilmiş halkları olarak yaşamak istiyoruz. Bu üzücü durumdur ki şimdi bizler karşı karşıya bırakılmaktayız.

Bu nedenledir ki bizim, hem Irak Kürdistan Bölgesi hükümeti hem de Irak Merkezi hükümeti ile uyumlu olan, yöresel bağımsızlığımızın ve kendi yönetimimizin olması gerekecektir.

Bu; Sinjar, Tal Afar, Tezehurmatu, Tuzhurmatu, Kifri ve Ninova bölgelerinde kendi meclisimizi seçecek ve bu meclislerin sorumluluğu altında kendi savunma gücümüzü oluşturacağız. Bu meclislerle biz kendi yönetimlerimizi kontrol edeceğiz***. Meclisler bu bölgelerde ki yaşayanlar söz sahibi olacaklar ve temsil edileceklerdir. Hepsi de eşit demokratik ve temel haklara sahip olacaklardır.

Bu bildirgede bahsedilen bölgelerde ki halklarımız**** ayırımcılık nedeniyle kendi gelişimlerinde geri kalmışlardır. Bu bölgeler için halklarımızın paylaşacağı Irak’ın varlıklarından özel yatırım fonuna ihtiyaç olacaktır. Daha fazlası, IŞİD’in sebep olduğu hasarlar ışığında AB’yi ve ABD’yi, bu bölgelerde gerektiğinde yeniden inşada kullanılmak için, kısa süreli ortak bir yeniden inşa fonu tahsis etmeye çağırıyoruz. Halklarımız bu fonlarla kendi topraklarını yeniden inşa etmek için çalışmayı dört gözle bekleyeceklerdir. Son olarak AB’den Irak’a tahsis edilen mevcut AB fonunu bizim halkımızın da paylaştığını gözlemesini talep ediyoruz. Bu yeni uygulamayı önerirken komşularımızdan izole edilmiş bir şekilde yaşamak istemiyoruz. Biz halklarımızın Iraklı Arap ve Kürt komşularımız birlikteliğimizi devam ettirmek istiyoruz. Dünyamızın muhteşem mozaiği, medeniyetler beşiği Ortadoğu’da, değişik halkların oluşturduğu emsalsiz birliktelikle yaşamak bizim en derin arzumuzdur.

AB’yi ve ABD’yi biz halklarımızla ve Kürt Bölgesel Yönetimiyle ve Irak Yönetimiyle birlikte çalışarak bu hedefleri gerçekleştirmeye davet ediyoruz. Kürt Bölgesel Yönetimini ve Irak Yönetimini, Irak’ın kültürel zenginliklerini muhafaza etmek ve başarıya ulaşmak için, bu sonuca ulaşmanın önemini idrak etmesini talep ediyoruz.

Federation of Ezidi Associations, Fikret Igrek – Head of Foreign Affairs: _____________________

Iraqi Turkmen Front, Dr. Hassan Aydinli – EU Representative: ________________________

European Syriac Union, Lahdo Hobil – President: ________________________________________

Dip notları :-

* Biz  Ninova Vilayetinde ki, Sinjar, Tal Afar ve Ninova Düzlüğünden; Kerkük vilayetinde ki, Türkmen alt idari bölgeleri Beşir ve Taze’den; Salahaddin Vilayetinde ki, Türkmen  alt idari bölgeleri Biravcili, Kara Naz, Çardağlı, Bastamlı ve Tuzhurmatu bölgesinde bulunan Türkmen Bayat kabilesine ait birçok köylerden; Diyala Vilayetinde ki, Kifri, Karatepe, Jalawla ve Salman Beg idari ve alt idari bölgelerinden sürüldük.

**Tal Afar, Beşir, Tazehurmatu, Biravcili, Amerli, Kara Naz, Kifri, Kara Tepe, Jalawla ve Salman Beg vb.

*** Türkmen halkı; Tal Afar’ın ve Tuzhurmatu’nun iki büyük idari bölgesinin Irak’ın 19ncu ve 20nci vilayetleri statüsüne yükseltilmesini ve Kerkük Eyalet anlaşmazlığının, Irak’ın 8 Mart 2004 tarihli Geçici İdari Kanununun 53 ncü Maddesi C. Fıkrasına göre (Kerkük’ün Özel Statüsü)  ve üç ana etnik toplum arasında eşit güç paylaşımı ile çözümlenmesi arzu ederler. Kaldani-Süryani-Asuri (CSA) halkları; Özerklik bölgesinin Ninova Düzlüğünün 3 idari bölgesinden ve Ninova Düzlüğünde ki Alqosh’tan başlayarak Musul Barajına, Fayda’dan Fishaboor dahil Simele’ye kadar olmasın arzu ederler.  Bu özerk bölge bahsedilen şartarla Irak Kürdistan’ının bir parçası olacaktır.  Birçok CSA halkı Kürdistan’nın Kanimasi (Berwari Bala coğrafyası),  Sanrsing (Wadi d’Sapna coğrafyası) ve Aqra (Nahla Düzlüğünde) idari bölgeleri ile birlikte, Erbil ayaletinde ( Shaklawa, Ankawa, Diyana ve Hawdiyan) ve Sülemaniye ayaletinde (Armota ve Köysancak) bölgelerinde yaşamaktadırlar.  CSA halkı bu bahsedilen bölgelerin kendi özerk idare ve kanunların altında olmasını arzu ederler. Bağdat, Basra, Kerkük ve Musul’da yaşayan CSA halkı bu özerkliğe sahip olacaktır. CSA halkı ve Yezidi Kürtler, Ninova Düzlüğünde (Shekhan idari bölgesi ve Lalesh) ki Yezidi çoğunluğun bulunduğu yerlerde mahdut ve eşit haklar sağlayan çözümlere erişmek için, birlikte çalışacaklardır. Yezidi Kürtler, bahsedilen şartlar altında, Sinjar’ın Irak Kürdistan’ına dâhil edilmesini arzu ederler. Ek olarak Akra idari bölgesinde Hanik’in ve Duhok vilayetinde Shariya’nın kendi özerk idare ve kanunların altında yaşamasını arzu ederler.

**** Sinjar, Tal Afar ve Ninova Düzlüğü ; Kerkük vilayeti ve etrafında ki Türkmen idari bölgeleri ile birlikte; Salaheddin vilayetinde Tuzhurmatu idari bölgesi ve Diyala vilayetinde Kifri idari bölgesi.

(Dip notları bu bildirgenin tamamlayıcı unsurlarıdır)

Iraklı Türkmenler, Kaldaniler, Süryaniler, Asuriler ve Kürt Yezidilerin ortak bildirgesi. Hükmi varlığı olmayan kadim Irak halklarına insan haklarının düzeltilmesi için çağırı

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Iraklı Türkmenler, Kaldaniler, Süryaniler, Asuriler ve Kürt Yezidilerin ortak bildirgesi

Hükmi varlığı olmayan kadim Irak halklarına insan haklarının düzeltilmesi için çağırı

Biz Irak halklarından Kaldaniler, Süryaniler, Asuriler, Türkmenler ve Yezidi Kürtler, bu ülkeye ait bireyler olarak bir araya geldik. Halklarımız, Irakta yaşayan milletimizi teşkil eden diğer halklar ile birlikte aynı haklara sahip, Irak’ın kadim yurttaşlarıdır.

Halklarımızın her biri, gerçekte mevcudiyetleri Irakta ve uluslararası toplumlarda yeterince tanınmamalarından dolayı, on yıllarca mağdur olmuşlardır. Bu etnik, kültür ve inançlarımızın yeterince tanınmaması hepimizi, ayırımcılık, aşırı derecede kötü muamele ve etnik ve kültürel yok etme ile karşı karşıya bırakmıştır.

Şimdi bizler, ISIS (IŞID)* denilen Şerir tarafından, Irakta ki yerleşkelerimizden sürülmüş durumdayız. Tahrip etmekten ve öldürmekten başka bir şey bilmeyen bu Şerir hayal edilemeyecek bir şekilde halklarımıza saldırmıştır. Çocuklar boğazlanmış, kadınlar tecavüze uğramış ve satılmış, erkekler katil ve işkence edilmişlerdir. IŞİD’e karşı savaş bir dinsel savaş değildir fakat temelde insanlık adına bir savaştır.

Bu mevcut krizin ışığında, içinde halklarımızın her birinin ülkemizin bir parçası olarak tanınması ve etnik, kültür ve inanç kimliğimizin korunabilmesi yönünde çalışmak üzere ortak bir gelecek için bütünleştik.

Amacımız ülkemizin zengin çeşitliliğini sürdürmek ve katkıda bulunmak ve barış dolu ortak bir gelecek için aynı arzuları paylaşan komşu halkaların çabalarını desteklemektir.

Biz mağdurlar olarak işlem görmek istemiyoruz, biz Irak’ın eşit haklara sahip vatandaşları olarak tanınmak istiyoruz.

 

Biz; tarihsel (ve hâlihazırda) yaşamakta olduğumuz topraklarımızda komşularımız için korkmadan ve kendi kimliğimizi gizlemeye gerek duymadan Türkmenler, Yezidi Kürtler ve Kaldaniler-Süryaniler-Asuriler kimliği ile Irak’ın eşit haklara sahip vatandaşları olarak tanınmaya ve kendi idari yönetimimize sahip olması gerektiği olduğu sonucuna vardık.

Biz Yezidi Kürtler Sinjar’a dönmek ve orada yaşamak istiyoruz, biz Türkmenler Irak’ta** ki kendi ana yurtlarımıza dönmek ve oralarda yaşamak istiyoruz ve biz Kaldaniler-Süryaniler-Asuriler Ninova yaylasına dönmek ve orada yaşamak istiyoruz. Biz hepimiz kendi yurtlarımızda dışlanmış azınlıklar değil fakat Irak yurttaşı ve Irak’ın kabullenilmiş halkları olarak yaşamak istiyoruz. Bu üzücü durumdur ki şimdi bizler karşı karşıya bırakılmaktayız.

Bu nedenledir ki bizim, hem Irak Kürdistan Bölgesi hükümeti hem de Irak Merkezi hükümeti ile uyumlu olan, yöresel bağımsızlığımızın ve kendi yönetimimizin olması gerekecektir.

Bu; Sinjar, Tal Afar, Tezehurmatu, Tuzhurmatu, Kifri ve Ninova bölgelerinde kendi meclisimizi seçecek ve bu meclislerin sorumluluğu altında kendi savunma gücümüzü oluşturacağız. Bu meclislerle biz kendi yönetimlerimizi kontrol edeceğiz***. Meclisler bu bölgelerde ki yaşayanlar söz sahibi olacaklar ve temsil edileceklerdir. Hepsi de eşit demokratik ve temel haklara sahip olacaklardır.

Bu bildirgede bahsedilen bölgelerde ki halklarımız**** ayırımcılık nedeniyle kendi gelişimlerinde geri kalmışlardır. Bu bölgeler için halklarımızın paylaşacağı Irak’ın varlıklarından özel yatırım fonuna ihtiyaç olacaktır. Daha fazlası, IŞİD’in sebep olduğu hasarlar ışığında AB’yi ve ABD’yi, bu bölgelerde gerektiğinde yeniden inşada kullanılmak için, kısa süreli ortak bir yeniden inşa fonu tahsis etmeye çağırıyoruz. Halklarımız bu fonlarla kendi topraklarını yeniden inşa etmek için çalışmayı dört gözle bekleyeceklerdir. Son olarak AB’den Irak’a tahsis edilen mevcut AB fonunu bizim halkımızın da paylaştığını gözlemesini talep ediyoruz. Bu yeni uygulamayı önerirken komşularımızdan izole edilmiş bir şekilde yaşamak istemiyoruz. Biz halklarımızın Iraklı Arap ve Kürt komşularımız birlikteliğimizi devam ettirmek istiyoruz. Dünyamızın muhteşem mozaiği, medeniyetler beşiği Ortadoğu’da, değişik halkların oluşturduğu emsalsiz birliktelikle yaşamak bizim en derin arzumuzdur.

AB’yi ve ABD’yi biz halklarımızla ve Kürt Bölgesel Yönetimiyle ve Irak Yönetimiyle birlikte çalışarak bu hedefleri gerçekleştirmeye davet ediyoruz. Kürt Bölgesel Yönetimini ve Irak Yönetimini, Irak’ın kültürel zenginliklerini muhafaza etmek ve başarıya ulaşmak için, bu sonuca ulaşmanın önemini idrak etmesini talep ediyoruz.

Federation of Ezidi Associations, Fikret Igrek – Head of Foreign Affairs: _____________________

Iraqi Turkmen Front, Dr. Hassan Aydinli – EU Representative: ________________________

European Syriac Union, Lahdo Hobil – President: ________________________________________

Dip notları :-

* Biz  Ninova Vilayetinde ki, Sinjar, Tal Afar ve Ninova Düzlüğünden; Kerkük vilayetinde ki, Türkmen alt idari bölgeleri Beşir ve Taze’den; Salahaddin Vilayetinde ki, Türkmen  alt idari bölgeleri Biravcili, Kara Naz, Çardağlı, Bastamlı ve Tuzhurmatu bölgesinde bulunan Türkmen Bayat kabilesine ait birçok köylerden; Diyala Vilayetinde ki, Kifri, Karatepe, Jalawla ve Salman Beg idari ve alt idari bölgelerinden sürüldük.

**Tal Afar, Beşir, Tazehurmatu, Biravcili, Amerli, Kara Naz, Kifri, Kara Tepe, Jalawla ve Salman Beg vb.

*** Türkmen halkı; Tal Afar’ın ve Tuzhurmatu’nun iki büyük idari bölgesinin Irak’ın 19ncu ve 20nci vilayetleri statüsüne yükseltilmesini ve Kerkük Eyalet anlaşmazlığının, Irak’ın 8 Mart 2004 tarihli Geçici İdari Kanununun 53 ncü Maddesi C. Fıkrasına göre (Kerkük’ün Özel Statüsü)  ve üç ana etnik toplum arasında eşit güç paylaşımı ile çözümlenmesi arzu ederler. Kaldani-Süryani-Asuri (CSA) halkları; Özerklik bölgesinin Ninova Düzlüğünün 3 idari bölgesinden ve Ninova Düzlüğünde ki Alqosh’tan başlayarak Musul Barajına, Fayda’dan Fishaboor dahil Simele’ye kadar olmasın arzu ederler.  Bu özerk bölge bahsedilen şartarla Irak Kürdistan’ının bir parçası olacaktır.  Birçok CSA halkı Kürdistan’nın Kanimasi (Berwari Bala coğrafyası),  Sanrsing (Wadi d’Sapna coğrafyası) ve Aqra (Nahla Düzlüğünde) idari bölgeleri ile birlikte, Erbil ayaletinde ( Shaklawa, Ankawa, Diyana ve Hawdiyan) ve Sülemaniye ayaletinde (Armota ve Köysancak) bölgelerinde yaşamaktadırlar.  CSA halkı bu bahsedilen bölgelerin kendi özerk idare ve kanunların altında olmasını arzu ederler. Bağdat, Basra, Kerkük ve Musul’da yaşayan CSA halkı bu özerkliğe sahip olacaktır. CSA halkı ve Yezidi Kürtler, Ninova Düzlüğünde (Shekhan idari bölgesi ve Lalesh) ki Yezidi çoğunluğun bulunduğu yerlerde mahdut ve eşit haklar sağlayan çözümlere erişmek için, birlikte çalışacaklardır. Yezidi Kürtler, bahsedilen şartlar altında, Sinjar’ın Irak Kürdistan’ına dâhil edilmesini arzu ederler. Ek olarak Akra idari bölgesinde Hanik’in ve Duhok vilayetinde Shariya’nın kendi özerk idare ve kanunların altında yaşamasını arzu ederler.

 

**** Sinjar, Tal Afar ve Ninova Düzlüğü ; Kerkük vilayeti ve etrafında ki Türkmen idari bölgeleri ile birlikte; Salaheddin vilayetinde Tuzhurmatu idari bölgesi ve Diyala vilayetinde Kifri idari bölgesi.

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Declaration of the Turkmen, Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian and Yazidi people of Iraq at the European Parliament in Brussels

November 21, 2014 at 11:08 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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 DECLARATION OF THE TURKMEN, CHALDEAN-SYRIAC-ASSYRIAN AND EZIDI KURDIC PEOPLE OF IRAQ

Call for the restoration of human rights to the non-ruling indigenous peoples of Iraq

The Declaration was signed on 19th November 2014
at the European Parliament in Brussels
The conference was hosted by MEP Mr. Branislav Skripek
Member of the EU Parliament, European Conservatives and Reformists Group, Member of the Bureau.
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The conference was organized by Mr. Johannes de Jong, Manager Christian Political Foundation for Europe
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The meeting was attended by several MEPs
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A representative from the Iraqi Embassy in Brussels was present
A representative from the Kurdish Government was also present.
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Dr Hassan Aydinli, Iraqi Turkmen Front EU representative; Mr Fikret Igrek, Head of Foreign Affairs Federation of Yezidi Associations; Mr. Lahdo Hobil, President European Syriac Union; Mr. Johannes de Jong, Manager Christian Political Foundation for Europe; Mr. Branislav Skripek,
.The signatories and Mr. Johannes de Jong
The signatories with Mr Johannes de Jong
The signatories: Mr Fikret Igrek, Head of Foreign Affairs Federation of Yezidi Associations; Dr Hassan Aydinli, Iraqi Turkmen Front EU representative; Mr. Lahdo Hobil, President European Syriac Union; Mr. Lahdo Hobil, President European Syriac Union.
Dr Hassan Aydinli, Iraqi Turkmen Front EU representative signing the Declaration
Prof Dr Mahir Nakip; Dr. Hassan Aydinli and Mr. Fikret Igrek
On the panel:
Dr Hassan Aydinli, Iraqi Turkmen Front EU representative; Mr Fikret Igrek, Head of Foreign Affairs Federation of Yezidi Associations; Mr. Johannes de Jong, Manager Christian Political Foundation for Europe; Mr. Branislav Skripek, Member of the EU Parliament.
Prof. Dr. Mahir Nakip, of Erciyes University, Kayseri
Prof. Dr. Mahir Nakip, Erciyes University, Kayseri
making his presentation


Excerpt of the Common Declaration:
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We, Chaldeans-Syriacs-Assyrians, Turkmens and Yazidis have come together as peoples of Iraq, belonging to this country. Our peoples are original inhabitants of Iraq in equal rights with all other peoples composing our nation and living in Iraq.
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Each of our peoples has suffered under the fact that our existence has not been adequately recognized in Iraq and in the international community for many decades.  We all have experienced discrimination, persecution and ethnic and cultural cleansing due to this lack of adequate recognition of our ethnic, cultural and religious identity and the right to be as we are in our country.
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Now we have been driven from our homelands in Iraq by the evil that is ISIS. This evil knows nothing else but destruction and death and has hit our peoples in ways unimaginable.  Children have been decapitated, women raped and sold and men killed and tortured. The battle agains ISIS is not a religious battle but a battle for the most fundamental notions of humanity.
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In light of this current crisis we have united ourselves to work towards a common future in which each of our peoples are recognized as part of our country and will be able to preserve the existence of our ethnic, cultural and religious identities. It is our aim to maintain and contribute to the rich diversity of our land and to support in this effort those peoples who are our neighbours and share the same wish for a common peaceful future.
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We do not want to be treated as victims, we want to be recognized as equal citizens of Iraq.  We have come to the conclusion that in order to be recognised equal citizens of Iraq as Turkmen, Ezidi Kurds and Chaldeans-Syriacs-Assyrians we need to have recognition and self-determination in those part of the land which have been historically (and in present day) our lands where we have been able to be and live as we are without fear for our neighbours and without the need to hide our identities.
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We Ezidi Kurds want to return and live in Sinjar, we Turkmen want to return to and live in our homelands across Iraq and we Chaldeans-Syriacs-Assyrians want to return to and live in Nineveh Plain. We want to live there as citizens and recognised peoples of Iraq and not as tolerated minorities. It is this stigmatization that has lead to the situation that we are experiencing now.
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For this reason it is necessary that we will have local autonomy and self-administration in cooperation both with the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional government and the Iraqi central government.
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                  Turkmens from The Netherlands assisted to the Meeting and signing ceremony.
Mr. Jankeez Sabir; Mr. Ashraf Kerkuklu; Mr. Sabah Mardan and
a Turkish supporter from Brussels Mr. Turan Türe
Mr. Kahyah Safaa Yaseen; Muafak Shoker Yousef, Mr. Yavuz Kadir,  Mr. Jankeez Sabir; Mr. Ashraf Kerkuklu; Mr. Sabah Mardan
Mr. Muafak Shoker Yousef, Mr. Yavuz Kadir
Turkish friends from Germany assisted to the meeting
Mrs. Remziye Levent and Mr. Nusret Levent
Ms. Nebahat Acar, from Brussels Parliament
Mr; David Fieldsend, Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representation to the EU and Dr. Hassan Aydinli, Iraqi Turkmen Front EU representative
Mr. Zlatko Balaz, Policy Advisor, European Conservative s and Reformist Group
and Dr. Hassan Aydinli, ITF EU Representative
Mr. Willy Fautré, Director of Human Rights Without Frontiers. Dr. Hassan Aydinli, ITF EU representative and Prof Dr. Mahir Nakip, Erciyes University, Kayseri
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