Government approves Turkmen force in Kirkuk

August 28, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
Aswat Al Iraq 

Government approves Turkmen force in Kirkuk
8/25/2013 8:08 PM

KIRKUK/ Aswat al-Iraq: The Iraqi government decided the formation of a Turkmen force to defend their areas in Kirkuk province, as reported by Turkmen Group at the provincial council here.

Tahseen Kahya told Aswat al-Iraq that the government will appoint 500 Turkmen to force a force affiliate to Iraqi defence ministry to defend Turkmen areas inside and outside Kirkuk city.

The formation of this force came after Turkmen parties and people insistence to form this force

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