ITF TURKEY REPRESENTATION COMMEMORATES THE 53RD ANNIVERSARY OF THE 14TH JULY MASSACREJuly 11, 2012 at 10:19 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
Tags: 14th July Massacre, Massacre of Turkmens in Kerkuk
ITF TURKEY REPRESENTATION PUBLISHED A PRESS BULLETIN TO COMMEMORATE THE 53RD ANNIVERSARY OF THE 14 JULY MASSACRE.
The 14th of July 2012 coincides with the 53rd anniversary of the Kirkuk Massacre of 1959 directed at Iraqi Turkmen. As the Iraqi Turkmen Front Turkey Representation we want to emphasize that we have not forgotten this painful incident, nor will we forget it in the future or allow it to be forgotten.
The Iraqi Turkmen Front is commemorating the week of 14-20 July as Turkmen Martyrs Week to cherish the memories of our martyrs who have lost they lives in many sad incidents, one of the major ones being the Kirkuk Massacre, fighting for the national cause. We believe that all individuals of the Turkmen community will do their duties to prevent the Turkmen from experiencing similar massacres or atrocities in the challenging times ahead..
The Iraqi Turkmen Front Turkey Representation shall hold a recitation of the Mevlid-i Şerif to commemorate all our martyrs who have sacrificed their lives to date for the divine goals. This year the Mevlid-i Şerif shall be held on the 13th of July on Friday at Ankara Maltepe Mosque before the noon prayer (at 12:00 hours). We will be honored to see you among us as representatives of the Turkmen community living in Turkey. We are confident that once again you will give countenance to our cause by joining us in the Mevlid-i Şerif for our martyrs.
Dr. Hicran Kazancı
Iraqi Turkmen Front Turkey Representative and MKYK member