Correcting Corinne Reilly’s erroneous statement about Kerkuk

April 25, 2009 at 8:47 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Below is Ahmet Yilmaz’s reaction to Corinne Reilly | McClatchy Newspapers’ article:  “U.N. experts urge power sharing in Kerkuk” in which she writes that ‘Kerkuk is historically Kurdish’!!!

see: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/66663.html

 

 

From : Ahmet Yilmaz

 

To the author, Corinne Reilly | McClatchy Newspapers

 

You write: “Kirkuk is historically Kurdish…”

 

First, I am deeply troubled by this statement that you make about Kurds having some historic entitlement to the city of Kirkuk. I am curious as to see where you are pulling your references from?! Second, the mere fact that the current diverse ethnic composition of Kerkuk should be a clear indication that perhaps the city may have not been inhabited exclusively by a single ethnic group in the past. For you to carelessly insert an overly-generalized statement does not only reveal your myopic understanding of the historical and present situation in Kerkuk, but also your apparent bias that clearly favors the Kurds. While I don’t care much about what your opinions are on the matter, I do think that it is dangerous for a journalist to be academically unprepared and misguided when it comes to taking on a such an important and controversial topic.

 

Ahmet Yilmaz / Chicago

 

 

Kerkuk Eskiyakha

March 25, 2009 at 6:41 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Kerkük Eskiyakha – photo by Basri

Nur Cami- Nur Mosque in Kerkük -Türkmeneli

November 15, 2008 at 5:22 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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KERKUK TURKMENELI ‘HOYRAT’ SONGS

August 2, 2008 at 4:10 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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‘HOYRAT’ SONGS – CHANTS ‘HOYRAT’

The most popular and indigenous songs are Hoyrats. Hoyrats, longplay songs with nearly twenty different melodious voices forming rich literary texts are typical Turkmen musical works. Hoyrats are classified according to tunes into Muhalif, Beshiri, Kesik, Yolcu, Ömergele, Muçyla, Yskenderi and Matari and regarded as typical Turkmen songs in Iraq and elsewhere.
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KERKUK TURKMENELI, TURKMEN KALACAK

July 23, 2008 at 11:46 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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KERKUK TURKMENELI, TURKMEN KALACAK

 

to watch the video please click on the link below

 

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=xX35ZaWk4ys

 

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