The head of Iraqi Turkmen Front Salihi said the Turkmen security force should cover the entire Turkmen region.

June 30, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
13:30, 29 June 2013 Saturday
Force to protect Turkmens in Iraq to be set up
Force to protect Turkmens in Iraq to be set up
The head of Iraqi Turkmen Front Salihi said the Turkmen security force should cover the entire Turkmen region.

IraqTurkmen Front (ITF) head Arshad Al-Salihi evaluated the plan for setting up a Turkmen security force which was high on the agenda after rising terrorist attacks targeting Turkmens, and said that such a force should cover not only Tuz Khurmatu district of Saladin city but also regions whereTurkmencommunities were living, and especially Kirkuk.

Tuesday’s attack was noted as one of the biggest ones targeting Turkmens in the last two years. Deputy head of IraqTurkmen Front Ali Hasim Muhtaroglu lost his life in a suicide attack in Tuz Khurmatu. Two suicide bombers had detonated the bombs on their bodies killing 13, and wounding 71 people.

Thereupon, Salihi evaluated the plan for founding a Turkmen security force in Iraq after the rise of the attacks targeting Turkmens.

ITF has been discussing about how to form Turkmen security force and how to describe the realm of authority with where to cover as local security forces to protect Turkmens who were targeted by attacks in Iraq.

UN Security Council eases some sanctions on Iraq over 1990 invasion of Kuwait

June 28, 2013 at 1:38 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment

UN Security Council eases some sanctions on Iraq over 1990 invasion of Kuwait

Security Council unanimously adopts resolution, removing Iraq from its obligations under Chapter VII of the UN Charter. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

27 June 2013 – Welcoming progress on resolving pending issues from Iraq’s 1990 invasion of its smaller neighbour Kuwait, including finding Kuwaiti or third-country nationals, the United Nations Security Council today eased some of its sanctions against Iraq.

Unanimously adopting a new resolution, the Council called on the Iraqi Government to continue searching for Kuwaiti nationals and property missing since Saddam Hussein’s 1990 invasion, but terminated provisions in earlier texts that allowed the military enforcement of the measures under Charter VII of the UN Charter.

Recognizing that the situation that now exists in Iraq is significantly different from that which existed at the time of the invasion, the Council decided that the issues of missing people and property will now be handled under Chapter VI of the Charter, which calls for a peaceful resolution of disputes.

Another key provision of the new resolution is the Council’s decision to transfer the mandate formerly assigned to the High-Level Coordinator for Iraq-Kuwait Missing Persons and Property to the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).

Paragraph 14 of resolution 1284 (1999) requested the appointment of a High-Level Coordinator to report to the Security Council regularly on “compliance by Iraq with its obligations regarding the repatriation or return of all Kuwaiti and third country nationals or their remains” and “the return of all Kuwaiti property, including archives, seized by Iraq.”

The new resolution terminates that measure and in turn calls on the head of UNAMI to “promote, support and facilitate efforts regarding the repatriation or return of all Kuwaiti and third country nationals or their remains, and the return of Kuwaiti property, including the national archives, seized by Iraq.”

Further, the resolution also requests that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon consider designating the deputy chief of UNAMI covering political affairs “with the responsibility for overseeing these issues and ensuring appropriate resources for this purpose.”

Immediately following the action in the Council chamber, Hoshyar Zebari, the Foreign Minister of Iraq, who had attended the meeting, hailed the decision as an “historic landmark” in relations between his country and Kuwait.

He told reporters that the resolution was making “Chapter VII a thing of the past and… concentrating on the present and the future.” Both countries were cooperating in good faith and managed to close all the files on Chapter VII issues.

He added that such cooperation, culminating in the Council’s decision today, could serve not only as “a new beginning for relations between our two brotherly countries,” but also as an example to other nations seeking to settle disputes peacefully.

In the aftermath of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait, the Council established the UN Compensation Commission (UNCC), which settles the damage claims of those who suffered losses in the invasion.

As of January of this year, the Commission has disbursed some $40.1 billion for more than 1.5 million successful claims of individuals, corporations, Governments and international organizations, leaving some $12.3 billion remaining to be paid.

Iraqi Turkmen react in terms of the attacks: Iraq should admonish the government

June 27, 2013 at 8:38 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment

Turkmen react in terms of the attacks: Iraq should admonish the government

26TH JUNE 2013

The Turkmen in northern Iraq have reacted in terms of the attacks which targeted the Turkmen in Tuzhurmatu city and most recently the attack which resulted in the murder of the Deputy Head of the Iraqi Turkmen Front (ITF) Ali Haşim Muhtaroğlu. The Turkmen who are reactive towards the Iraqi central government in this issue demand that primarily Turkey, the United Nations and human rights groups remonstrate the Baghdad government which is responsible for the life safety of Turkmen. The Turkmen claim that the Iraqi government has failed to take necessary measures and emphasize that although over 500 Turkmen have been killed in over 30 attacks to date such attacks will not intimidate them and make them forgo their cause.The Turkey Representative of the Iraqi Turkmen Front Hicran Kazancı also reacted against the attacks executed in Iraq yesterday.

Kazancı organized a press conference with the participation of Head of Turkmeneli Party Riyaz Sarıkahya, Head of Turkmeneli Culture Center Mustafa Ziya, Head of Turkmeneli Cooperation and Culture Foundation Fatih Turkcan at the headquarters of the ITF in Ankara and voiced their reactions and demands.


In his statement ITF Turkey Representative Hicran Kazancı pointed out that yet again malicious attacks had targeted the Turkmen presence in Iraq and said, “Yesterday the Deputy Head of ITF Muhtaroğlu was martyred in a suicide attack. Our sorrow is deep. In spite of our countless demands in terms of the terror attacks targeting the Turkmen presence in Iraq and our insistence that the safety of Turkmen is established in Turkmen regions the Iraqi central government has failed to take serious and necessary precautions to ensure the life safety of Turkmen citizens.”In addition to this Kazancı reminded that the demands of the Turkmen for the establishment of their own security forces to protect the Turkmen have also been rejected saying, “In terms of these attacks which target the future of Turkmen the Iraqi government has been grossly negligent. Without any protection the Turkmen are harmed the most by the ongoing chaos in Iraq. These attacks will not intimidate us nor dissuade us from our path.”

The ITF Turkey Representative also called on all security units in Iraq to fulfill their responsibilities in addition to the Iraqi government and said, “In addition we invite the United Nations to remind the Iraqi government in terms of their authorities. We demand that the Turkish world stand by their cognates in Iraq and remonstrate against the ongoing activities.”


June 26, 2013 at 5:06 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Tuz Khurmatu killings


En Irak les Turkmènes (l’une des trois ethnies principales du peuple irakien, la seule qui ne possède pas de milice armée) sont continuellement agressés par ceux dont l’objectif est de s’approprier la région turkmène (TURKMENELI) riche en ressources naturelles.

Les intellectuels et les politiques turkmènes sont particulièrement visés. Au cours des derniers mois le nombre d’attentats meurtriers à l’encontre des Turkmènes n’a cessé d’augmenter, causant la mort d’un nombre élevé d’hommes, de femmes et d’enfants et la destruction de maisons et commerces appartenant aux turkmènes dans le nord de l’Irak.

Les milices arabes et kurdes (peshmerga) ne font RIEN pour protéger la population turkmène qui est particulièrement vulnérable et le gouvernement central (Bagdad) fait la sourde oreille lorsque les responsables turkmènes demandent la formation d’une milice armée composée de jeunes turkmènes pour protéger les habitants des régions et quartiers turkmènes.

Sans armes les Turkmènes continueront à être victimes d’EPURATION ETHNIQUE, le gouvernement irakien étant incapable d’assurer leur protection.

Entre-temps, les ‘défenseurs des droits de l’homme’ et politiciens de tous bords ainsi que les média restent silencieux…



June 26, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment


Turkmens are targeted every day.

Where are the voices of the HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS?
Where are the voices of those who say they care for Iraq and its people?
Why this DEADLY SILENCE when it concerns Iraqi Turkmens ?


Irak: le Représentant de l’ONU condamne l’attaque meurtrière contre des manifestants turkmènes

June 26, 2013 at 11:05 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment

Irak: le Représentant de l’ONU condamne l’attaque meurtrière contre des manifestants turkmènes

Le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général pour l’Iraq, Martin Kobler. Photo ONU/Rick Bajornas

25 juin 2013 – Le Représentant spécial des Nations Unies pour l’Iraq, Martin Kobler, a vigoureusement condamné mardi l’attaque contre des dizaines de manifestants turkmènes dans la ville de Tuz Khurmatu, faisant plusieurs morts et blessés. Cette attaque a eu lieu alors que les manifestants, notamment deux responsables de premier plan, Ahmed Abdel-Wahed et Ali Hashem Mukhtar Oglou, demandaient plus de sécurité.

« De telles attaques visent à exacerber les tensions dans la région de Tuz Khurmatu, qui est déjà particulièrement sensible », a poursuivi M. Kobler, qui a appelé tous les dirigeants iraquiens à assurer la protection des communautés et à prendre les mesures nécessaires afin d’apaiser les tensions.

Le Représentant spécial a, enfin, réitéré sa condamnation de toutes formes de violence et exprimé ses condoléances aux familles des victimes.

Turkish Foreign Ministry condemns attacks in Iraq

June 26, 2013 at 10:53 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
Turkish Foreign Ministry condemns attacks in Iraq

26 June 2013

Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned the attacks in Iraq in a statement released Tuesday

ANKARA (AA) – Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the terror attack at the Saladin province in Iraq on Tuesday.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Turkish Foreign Ministry said “The suicide attack in the Saladin province of Iraq, where most of the population is Turkmen, at the tents where condolences were received for an Iraqi which was killed two days ago, killed 8 people including the deputy head of Iraqi Turkmen Front Ali Hashim Mukhtaroglu and deputy governor of Saladin Ahmet Koca. We have learned about the incident sadly. We felt sadness about the terror attacks in Baghdad and Mosul on Monday where more than 40 people got killed.”

26 June 2013
Anadolu Agency


June 25, 2013 at 9:08 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment

Affiche Tuz Khurmatu

Two Turkmen leaders from Tuzhurmatu district were martyred.

June 25, 2013 at 6:40 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Two Turkmen leaders from Tuzhurmatu district were martyred.

25th June 2013An explosives attack took place in the area where citizens had demonstrated against the deterioration of the situation in Tuzhurmatu district recently. A suicide activist mingled among strikers in Tuzhurmatu and detonated the explosives on his person. 30 persons were injured while numerous citizens including Deputy Head of the Iraqi Turkmen Front Ali Haşim Muhtaroğlu and former deputy governor of Salahattin Ahmet Abdülmecit Koca lost their lives.

ITF EU representative Dr Hassan Aydinli attended the Delegation for relations with Iraq at the EU Parliament

June 21, 2013 at 12:57 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment



EU Parliament Brussels, 20th June 2013 – The object of the meeting was to discuss “the situation of ethnic minorities and religious groups in Iraq”.

Representatives of the main Iraqi ethnic and religious groups attended the meeting, as well as representatives of several NGOs. The Meeting was chaired by MEP Struan Stevenson.

MEPs (Struan Stevenson, Ana Gomez and Bert de Belder) and EEAS Desk Officer for Iraq (Ms Thisvi Ekmektzoglou) who attended the meeting said it is imperative that the rights of ALL ethnic and religious groups are respected in Iraq and they deplored the continued targeting of the minorities inside Iraq.

EU representatives will continue to meet with the Iraqi government representatives in Baghdad and with the KRG representatives in Erbil to ensure that none of Iraq’s minority ethnic/religious groups are discriminated and also to put pressure on the authorities in Baghdad and Erbil to take urgent steps to provide security for the vulnerable ethnic and religious minorities.

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