NO END TO THE TARGETING OF TURKMENS IN NORTHERN IRAQ.

November 24, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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NO END TO THE TARGETING OF TURKMENS IN NORTHERN IRAQ.


Yesterday, Saturday 24th November 2013, Turkmens were once more victims of terror attacks in the Turkmen cities of Tuz Khurmatu and Telafer in Northern Iraq.

At least 12 people were killed and over 75 were wounded in a suicide attack on a mosque in Tuz Khurmatu. 

In Telafer at least 3 people were killed and 20 people were wounded when a car bomb exploded at a police checkpoint.

The unarmed and unprotected Turkmen community continues to be targeted in northern Iraq.

September 25, 2009 at 4:34 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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The unarmed and unprotected Turkmen community continues to be targeted in northern Iraq.

 Kurdish hegemony and expansionism in northern Iraq

The  Turkmens continue to be victims of vicious attacks by Kurdish and Arab terrorist groups.

As the Iraqi local police and security forces have failed to stop these attacks, Turkmens have asked the Iraqi authorities in Baghdad to allow them to form their own local law enforcement units and to provide them with financial support and proper training.

The demands of the Turkmen political leaders are entirely legitimate and comprehensible as urgent measures need to be taken to stop the slaughtering of the peaceful Turkmen community.

https://merryabla64.wordpress.com/union-of-the-diaspora-turkmens/

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The Kurdish groups who invaded and occupied Turkmen cities and towns with their armed militias, the peshmerga (with the blessing of the US Occupier in 2003) are opposed to the Turkmens’ demands!!!

Do they fear that Turkmen law enforcement units could hamper their hegemonic ambitions in the north of Iraq by preventing the annexation of Turkmen cities and so-called ‘disputed territories’ to their autonomous region?

The Kurds’ arrogance, greed and hegemonic objectives have no limits:

Khalid Shwani, an Iraqi MP from the Kurdistan Alliance bloc has recently declared that

 “the Turkmen demand to establish Special Forces in Kerkuk – that include only Turkmens – is useless, unpractical and unconstitutional ”  !!!!!!

 http://pukmedia.com/english/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13489&Itemid=52

 While Sa’di Ahmad Bira, a member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan’s (PUK) Political Bureau and its external relations officer has declared that “We have some outstanding issues with the Baghdad government that are not yet resolved. There are still negotiations around these issues. But it is wrong to think that we can protect our accomplishments only through the media, there should also be a military force such as the peshmerga able to protect the region’s borders and the achievements of the people of Kurdistan. We should be ready for all scenarios and even for any military solution”.
http://www.niqash.org/content.php?contentTypeID=75&id=2531&lang=0 

Where is the fairness and where are the principles of  ‘democracy’ that the chauvinist Kurds boast so much about?

As  Northern Iraq’s second main ethnic community Turkmens should have their own protection units as it is clear that they cannot rely on the Iraqi forces (who are composed of  peshmerga and Arabs) to ensure their safety.

WHAT IS THE GOVERNMENT IN BAGHDAD DOING ABOUT IT?

Iraq’s Turkmens need their own local law enforcement units (republished)

June 28, 2009 at 3:19 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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A CALL TO THE FREE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD

UNION OF THE DIASPORA TURKMENS (UDT)

There has been another vicious attack on the peaceful Turkmen people of Iraq .
On Saturday June 20th, 2009 at noon, a truck bomb exploded in the busiest centre of the town of Taze Khurmatu , 15 km south-west of Kerkuk, killing 75,wounding over 200 innocent people and destroying the entire neighbourhood.

This has been the latest in the chain of terrorist attacks against the Turkmens in Iraq ; it follows the attacks against them in Telafer, Kerkuk, Tuz Khurmatu, Amirli, Yengije, etc…

These terrorist attacks are particularly vicious as they are directed against the peaceful, unarmed and unprotected Turkmen community of Iraq .

The Iraqi authorities with their local police and security forces have failed to stop these attacks in the past and the recent terrorist attack in Taze Khurmatu shows once again that they are either unable or unwilling to ensure adequate protection for the Turkmens.

The Turkmens represent Iraq’s third largest ethnic group and despite the fact that they constitute a main ethnic community in Iraq alongside the Arabs and the Kurds, they continue to be discriminated as they remain the only ethnic group without any means of self-defence or community protection, because the central and local Iraqi authorities deny them the right to possess weapons and to organize their own self-defence and the protection of their community.

We are asking the Iraqi authorities: the President of the Republic, Mr. Talabani, the Prime Minister, Mr. Maliki, the Members of the Iraqi Parliament and the Presidents of all political parties, to revise their policy concerning the security in the Turkmen region. We ask them to encourage and allow the Turkmens to form their own local law enforcement units, and provide them with financial support and proper training.

We in the Union of the Diaspora Turkmens (UDT) ask the free peoples and all the human rights organizations of the world to help us by putting pressure from their side upon the Iraqi authorities to grant the Turkmens their right to defend themselves and form law enforcement units of each locality from the local Turkmens.

Otherwise these tragedies and the human suffering of the Turkmens will continue.

UNION OF THE DIASPORA TURKMENS (UDT)

turkmencenter@yahoo.com

 

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