Articles about the situation in the Turkmen region in Iraq

June 24, 2014 at 2:08 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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AFP Sunday 22ND June 2014 – ISIS returns 15 bodies of inhabitants of the Shiite Turkmen village of BASHIR, at the South of Kirkuk, who were killed during the attack on the village by ISIS last week

L’Etat islamique en Irak et au Levant (EIIL) a rendu, dimanche 22 juin, 15 corps d’habitants du village chiite et turkmène Al-Bachir, au Sud de Kirkouk, tués lors de l’attaque du village par l’EIIL la semaine dernière.

Video Durée: 00:32

http://www.boursorama.com/actualites/irak-l-eiil-rend-les-corps-de-victimes-turkmenes-f49ea5eeb151710e5504ad13d0d69511

 

 ON TARGET: Iraq’s complexities befuddle media

SCOTT TAYLOR ON TARGET
Published June 22, 2014 – 3:56pm

Scott Taylor is Canadian, he is a bestselling author and award-winning journalist. In 2004 he wrote a book entitled: “AMONG THE OTHERS” Encounters with the forgotten Turkmen of Iraq. Published in Canada ESPRIT DE CORPS BOOKS ISBN 1-895896-26-6

http://thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/1217543-on-target-iraq-s-complexities-befuddle-media#.U6fOUgaIHrg.facebook

 

  The Fall of Tal Afar and the Situation of Turkmens
Bilgay Duman, ORSAM Middle East Researchers

http://www.orsam.org.tr/en/showArticle.aspx?ID=2652

 

 

After the fall of BESHIR in the hands of ISIL terrorists, the men (from 15 to 50 years old) of the Turkmen city of TAZA are on the alert to protect their city. All the women and children have fled.

http://www.lefigaro.fr/international/2014/06/22/01003-20140622ARTFIG00158-sur-la-frontiere-entre-tribus-d-irak-et-kurdes.php

 

 

İŞİD’e Destek verenler veya Sevenler Kına Yaksınlar 15 Şehit Cesed’ini Buğün o Terör Arablar Beşir’li Türkmenlere verdiler.  video

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=779125472119361&set=vb.100000657459663&type=2&theater

 
23 Turkmens were killed in Biravcılı Tuz Khurmatu, IRAQ   VIDEO

Türkmen Elımden Acı Haber geliyor Müsait Değiliz Tirene Bakıyoruz

IŞİD Türkmen köyünü bastı, 23 TÜRKMENİ ÖLDÜRDÜ….!
LANET OLSUN TÜRKMENLERİMİZİ UNUTANLARA!
TÜRKMENLERİMİZ YAPAYANLIZ…………………….
SİLAHSIZ SAVUNMASIZ……………………………….
Irak’ta Tuzhurmatu ilçesine bağlı Biravcılı köyünü basan IŞİD militanları 3’ü kadın 23 Türkmen’i öldürdü.
Köye girmek isteyen IŞİD militanları ile Türkmenler’in yaklaşık 3 saat çatıştığı, köye girmeyi başaran IŞID militanlarının 23 Şii Türkmen’i kurşuna dizdiği öğrenildi. Saldırı sonrası bazı evleri de yakan IŞİD militanları köyden ayrılırken, köyde yaşayanlar cenazelerini de alarak diğer ilçelere kaçtı.

 

 

Turkmen Volunteers Fight ISIL Militants Near Kirkuk
Volunteer fighters near the northern Shi’ite Turkoman village of Basheer outside Kirkuk fired rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons at radical Sunni militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on June 20.    VIDEO
http://www.rferl.org/flashembed.aspx?t=vid&id=25429722&w=640&h=363&skin=embeded

 

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21ST June 2014 – IRAQI TURKMENS, and their friends from the Turkic world demonstrated in The Hague in front of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to denounce the ethnic cleansing of Turkmens in Iraq by the fanatic ISIS terrorists. Photo album on my page on FB

https://www.facebook.com/merry.fitzgerald/media_set?set=a.10201003924620147.1073741858.1828008135&type=1&notif_t=like

 

Note : Iraqi Turkmens held meetings /demonstrations in Australia, London, Ankara, Istanbul, Adana, and several other cities in Turkey.

 

 HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF IN THE TURKMEN VILLAGE OF BESHIR IN IRAQ

BESHIR, twice a martyred village, under the chauvinistic Baath regime and now under terrorist ISIS  VIDEO

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=674339372647003&set=vb.372389659508644&type=2&theater

 

 Kerkük’e Bağlı Tazehurmatu Nahiyesi bugün matemdeydi.

15 Beşirli şehit nahiyedeki Şehitler Mezarlığında toprağa verildi.
IŞİD militanlarının kontrolündeki Beşir köyü bir haftadan beri hayalet köy.
Cenaze merasiminde,gözyaşı,feryat,tekbir,hüzün ve ağlama sesleri birbirine karıştı.Ruhunuz Şad olsun.

 

Iraqi Turkmen feel abandoned by Turkey

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/06/tastekin-iraqi-turkmen-kurds-turkey-isis-kirkuk-krg.html

 

 

Shiite Turkmens flee Kirkuk due to ISIL attacks

http://en.cihan.com.tr/news/Shiite-Turkmens-flee-Kirkuk-due-to-ISIL-attacks_1318-CHMTQ3MTMxOC80

 

 Kurdish control over Iraq’s Kirkuk raises fears for city’s residents –

See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/kurdish-control-over-iraqs-kirkuk-raises-fears-citys-residents/666615279#sthash.FuwlYkfE.9eRMGY7C.dpuf

 

 

IŞİD Türkmen köyünü bastı, 23 TÜRK İNFAZ EDİLDİ!  VIDEO

http://www.mehmetciktv.com.tr/video/5157/isid-turkmen-koyunu-basti-23-turk-infaz-edildi.html#.U6iznZSSyCC

 

  

TELLAFER KAN AĞLIYOR VARMI BİR DUYAN, Türklük Yok olmuş Yokmu İnsanlık.
Tercümana Gerek Yok Türkça Konuşuyorlar, Türküz Diyorlar

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10202306288073958&set=vb.1094150565&type=2&theater

 

  

IRAQ – Turkmen village BESHIR annexed by ISIS

In this article published in LE NOUVEL OBSERVATEUR they say that peshmerga colonel Abdel Fattah Jalal Mohammed now working for the Kurdish police arrived in Beshir as a GANG LEADER after the fight, with 2 big 4×4. The peshmerga did not come alone, they came with KURDISH LOOTERS. The Colonel knows they are looters and he does nothing to stop them

http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/monde/20140618.OBS0844/irak-bashir-village-annexe-par-les-djihadistes.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transformation of Talafar and Tuz Khurmatu to governorates: one of the most important goals of Iraqi Turkmen Front

November 24, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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ITF:Transformation of both counties Talaafar and Toz Kharmato to governorates forms one of the most important goals of Iraqi Turkmen Front

Iraqi Turkmen Front denies what was reported in some of the news sites of Alsummeria News that mentioned (Iraqi Turkmen Front criticizes Fawzi Akram Tirzi’s appeal to transform Toz Kharmato county into a Turkmen Governorate.)

 

It confirms that that transformation of both counties Talaafar and Toz Kharmato to governorates forms one of the most important strategic goals of Iraqi Turkmen Front that had previously presented projects regarding this matter and will continue to work to achieve it.

Iraqi Turkmen Front requested Alsummeria News to deny this information that was a personal act of one of the editors of its news.

Also, Ali Mousa, one of the employees in the Cultural Palace in Salahaldin had transferred the news on the behalf of Maamar Oghlo and confirmed on a phone call with the media department of the front that this information wasn’t written in that way and it was a an act of an editor.

From another side, Maamar Oghlo, a member of the Front List in Salahaldin governorate council, confirmed that Ali Mousa had visited him in his office and they spoke about the statement of Mr. Fawzi Akram about transformation of Toz Kharmato to a governorate. However, Ali Mousa did not mention that their personal conversation will be in the news.

Iraqi Turkmen Front confirms its pride of the previous deputy and a member of the national coalition, Mr.Fawzi Akram Tirzi and his attitudes towards our Turkmen people cases.

Iraqi Turkmen Front requests an apology and denial and keeps its right to raise a judicial suit against Alsummeria News due to its offence to the front in the middle of its fans base and in formal Medias

Remembering Chris Hondros

April 21, 2011 at 9:53 am | Posted in Turkmens | 1 Comment
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Remembering Chris Hondros 

Chris Hondros was killed in Misrata, Libya,  on 20th March 2011.

Chris Hondros is the photographer who took photos of  the little girl whose parents, Hussein and Camila Hassan,  were killed in Telafer by US soldiers on 18th January 2005.

Samar Hassan screams after her parents were killed by U.S. Soldiers with the 25th Infantry Division in a shooting on January 18, 2005 in Tal Afar,Iraq. The troops fired on the Hassan family car when it unwittingly approached them during a dusk patrol in the tense northern Iraqi town. Parents Hussein and Camila Hassan were killed instantly, and a son Racan, 11, was seriously wounded in the abdomen. Racan, who lost the use of his legs, was treated later in the U.S.

 http://blogs.wsj.com/photojournal/2011/04/20/remembering-chris-hondros/#

From The Times

January 21, 2005

One night in Telafer

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/iraq/article504618.ece

Chris Hondros was with US troops on patrol when a red car ignored their warning and was fired upon. His pictures and words tell what happened next. . .

James Hider

THE extraordinary photographs show not only the tragedy visited on so many civilians in Iraq. They also make clear the horrific situations in which the US-led forces frequently find themselves.

In this incident two parents were killed and six children left bloody and traumatised when American soldiers opened fire on their car.

It is rare that such shootings are caught on camera. However on Tuesday, the photographer Chris Hondros was embedded with the soldiers on routine patrol in Tel Afar, in northern Iraq. The town is the scene of frequent clashes between US forces and guerrillas.

The deaths took place just after dusk, when the curfew was coming into force. The ethnic Turkoman family was driving through town, the parents in the front, the children in the back, the oldest a teenage girl, the youngest aged 5 or 6.

At the noise of their car in the quiet street a soldier shouted: “Stop that car!” A burst of gunfire broke the night, a volley of warning shots. The car did not stop. A second after the warning shots there was another volley. The car came to a halt at the kerb, its windscreen a web of bullet holes. By now the parents were dead.

As the soldiers approached, the sound of crying came through the sudden stillness, then terrified children started to tumble out, one of them, a small boy, leaking blood from a gash on his lower back.

“Civilians!” shouted a soldier and his comrades, realising their mistake, carried the traumatised children to the pavement and started binding their wounds. The teenage girl, holding her bloodsoaked little sisters, yelled at the masked army translator: “Why did they shoot us? We have no weapons. We were just going home.”

The children were loaded into Bradley fighting vehicles and taken to hospital. Their parents’ bodies were left behind in the blood-soaked family car.

In Mosul the Army issued a dry statement to the effect that “two Iraqi civilians were killed when the vehicle they were driving tried to speed through a Multi-National Force patrol Tuesday in northernIraq. . . Military officials extend their condolences for this unfortunate incident.”

Irak’ta Bombalı Saldırı: 6 Ölü

November 26, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Irak’ta Bombalı Saldırı: 6 Ölü

 
26 Kasım 2010, Cuma
Irak’ın Telafer kentinde düzenlenen bombalı saldırıda 3, Ürdün sınırında bir tankerin patlaması sonucu da 3 olmak üzer toplam kişi öldü.

Irak’ın Telafer kentinde düzenlenen bombalı saldırıda 3, Ürdün sınırında bir tankerin patlaması sonucu da 3 olmak üzer toplam kişi öldü.
IRAK – Telafer kentinde evcil hayvanların satıldığı bir dükkana bombalı saldırı düzenlendi. Yetkililer saldırıda 3 kişi öldüğünü, 16 kişinin de yaralandığını bildirdi. Ürdün sınırı yakınlarında bir tankerde henüz belirlenemeyen bir nedenden dolayı meydana gelen patlamada ise 2’si Ürdünlü 3 kişinin öldüğü kaydedildi.

http://www.kerkuk.net/

After Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there was Fallujah

April 8, 2010 at 11:12 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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AND TELAFER!!!

 

The United States takes the matter of three-headed babies very seriously.

 By William Blum

2010/04/08

by kanan48

Via: The Anti-Empire Report.

When did it begin, all this “We take your [call/problem/question] very seriously”? With answering-machine hell? As you wait endlessly, the company or government agency assures you that they take seriously whatever reason you’re calling. What a kind and thoughtful world we live in.

The BBC reported last month that doctors in the Iraqi city of Fallujah are reporting a high level of birth defects, with some blaming weapons used by the United States during its fierce onslaughts of 2004 and subsequently, which left much of the city in ruins. “It was like an earthquake,” a local engineer who was running for a national assembly seat told the Washington Post in 2005. “After Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there was Fallujah.” Now, the level of heart defects among newborn babies is said to be 13 times higher than in Europe.

The BBC correspondent also saw children in the city who were suffering from paralysis or brain damage, and a photograph of one baby who was born with three heads. He added that he heard many times that officials in Fallujah had warned women that they should not have children. One doctor in the city had compared data about birth defects from before 2003 — when she saw about one case every two months — with the situation now, when she saw cases every day. “I’ve seen footage of babies born with an eye in the middle of the forehead, the nose on the forehead,” she said.

A spokesman for the US military, Michael Kilpatrick, said it always took public health concerns “very seriously”, but that “No studies to date have indicated environmental issues resulting in specific health issues.” 1

One could fill many large volumes with the details of the environmental and human horrors the United States has brought to Fallujah and other parts of Iraq during seven years of using white phosphorous shells, depleted uranium, napalm, cluster bombs, neutron bombs, laser weapons, weapons using directed energy, weapons using high-powered microwave technology, and other marvelous inventions in the Pentagon’s science-fiction arsenal … the list of abominations and grotesque ways of dying is long, the wanton cruelty of American policy shocking. In November 2004, the US military targeted a Fallujah hospital “because the American military believed that it was the source of rumors about heavy casualties.” 2 That’s on a par with the classic line from the equally glorious American war in Vietnam: “We had to destroy the city to save it.”

How can the world deal with such inhumane behavior? (And the above of course scarcely scratches the surface of the US international record.) For this the International Criminal Court (ICC) was founded in Rome in 1998 (entering into force July 1, 2002) under the aegis of the United Nations. The Court was established in The Hague, Netherlands to investigate and indict individuals, not states, for “The crime of genocide; Crimes against humanity; War crimes; or The crime of aggression.” (Article 5 of the Rome Statute) From the very beginning, the United States was opposed to joining the ICC, and has never ratified it, because of the alleged danger of the Court using its powers to “frivolously” indict Americans.

So concerned about indictments were the American powers-that-be that the US went around the world using threats and bribes against countries to induce them to sign agreements pledging not to transfer to the Court US nationals accused of committing war crimes abroad. Just over 100 governments so far have succumbed to the pressure and signed an agreement. In 2002, Congress, under the Bush administration, passed the “American Service Members Protection Act”, which called for “all means necessary and appropriate to bring about the release of any US or allied personnel being detained or imprisoned by … the International Criminal Court.” In the Netherlands it’s widely and derisively known as the “Invasion of The Hague Act”. 3The law is still on the books.

Though American officials have often spoken of “frivolous” indictments — politically motivated prosecutions against US soldiers, civilian military contractors, and former officials — it’s safe to say that what really worries them are “serious” indictments based on actual events. But they needn’t worry. The mystique of “America the Virtuous” is apparently alive and well at the International Criminal Court, as it is, still, in most international organizations; indeed, amongst most people of the world. The ICC, in its first few years, under Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, an Argentine, dismissed many hundreds of petitions accusing the United States of war crimes, including 240 concerning the war in Iraq. The cases were turned down for lack of evidence, lack of jurisdiction, or because of the United States’ ability to conduct its own investigations and trials. The fact that the US never actually used this ability was apparently not particularly significant to the Court. “Lack of jurisdiction” refers to the fact that the United States has not ratified the accord. On the face of it, this does seem rather odd. Can nations commit war crimes with impunity as long as they don’t become part of a treaty banning war crimes? Hmmm. The possibilities are endless. A congressional study released in August, 2006 concluded that the ICC’s chief prosecutor demonstrated “a reluctance to launch an investigation against the United States” based on allegations regarding its conduct in Iraq. 4 Sic transit gloria International Criminal Court.

As to the crime of aggression, the Court’s statute specifies that the Court “shall exercise jurisdiction over the crime of aggression once a provision is adopted … defining the crime and setting out the conditions under which the Court shall exercise jurisdiction with respect to this crime.” In short, the crime of aggression is exempted from the Court’s jurisdiction until “aggression” is defined. Writer Diana Johnstone has observed: “This is a specious argument since aggression has been quite clearly defined by U.N. General Assembly Resolution 3314 in 1974, which declared that: ‘Aggression is the use of armed force by a State against the sovereignty, territorial integrity or political independence of another State’, and listed seven specific examples,” including:

The invasion or attack by the armed forces of a State of the territory of another State, or any military occupation, however temporary, resulting from such invasion or attack, or any annexation by the use of force of the territory of another State or part thereof; and

Bombardment by the armed forces of a State against the territory of another State or the use of any weapons by a State against the territory of another State.

The UN resolution also stated that: “No consideration of whatever nature, whether political, economic, military or otherwise, may serve as a justification for aggression.”

The real reason that aggression remains outside the jurisdiction of the ICC is that the United States, which played a strong role in elaborating the Statute before refusing to ratify it, was adamantly opposed to its inclusion. It is not hard to see why. It may be noted that instances of “aggression”, which are clearly factual, are much easier to identify than instances of “genocide”, whose definition relies on assumptions of intention. 5

There will be a conference of the ICC in May, in Kampala, Uganda, in which the question of specifically defining “aggression” will be discussed. The United States is concerned about this discussion. Here is Stephen J. Rapp, US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, speaking to the ICC member nations (111 have ratified thus far) in The Hague last November 19:

I would be remiss not to share with you my country’s concerns about an issue pending before this body to which we attach particular importance: the definition of the crime of aggression, which is to be addressed at the Review Conference in Kampala next year. The United States has well-known views on the crime of aggression, which reflect the specific role and responsibilities entrusted to the Security Council by the UN Charter in responding to aggression or its threat, as well as concerns about the way the draft definition itself has been framed. Our view has been and remains that, should the Rome Statute be amended to include a defined crime of aggression, jurisdiction should follow a Security Council determination that aggression has occurred.

Do you all understand what Mr. Rapp is saying? That the United Nations Security Council should be the body that determines whether aggression has occurred. The same body in which the United States has the power of veto. To prevent the adoption of a definition of aggression that might stigmatize American foreign policy is likely the key reason the US will be attending the upcoming conference.

Nonetheless, the fact that the United States will be attending the conference may well be pointed out by some as another example of how the Obama administration foreign policy is an improvement over that of the Bush administration. But as with almost all such examples, it’s a propaganda illusion. Like the cover of Newsweek magazine of March 8, written in very large type: “Victory at last: The emergence of a democratic Iraq”. Even before the current Iraqi electoral farce — with winning candidates arrested or fleeing 6— this headline should have made one think of the interminable jokes Americans made during the Cold War about Pravda and Izvestia.

Notes

  1. BBC, March 4, 2010; Washington Post, December 3, 2005
  2. New York Times, November 8, 2004
  3. Christian Science Monitor, February 13, 2009
  4. Washington Post, November 7, 2006 <
  5. Diana Johnstone, Counterpunch, January 27/28, 2007
  6. Washington Post, April 2, 2010

http://kanan48.wordpress.com/2010/04/08/the-united-states-takes-the-matter-of-three-headed-babies-very-seriously/

Hussein El Akriş, Turkmen district Council Chief of Telafer and one of his guards killed in suicide bombing

December 22, 2009 at 2:51 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Turkmens continue to be targeted in Iraq

Hussein El Akriş,  district Council Chief of Telafer and one of his guards were killed in suicide bombing on Monday.

 21st December 2009

Telafer:Hussein El Akriş was killed when a suicide bomber targeted his car by detonating his explosives belt” said Major Akram Khalil.

“He was returning to his home after offering his condolences to the family of a policeman killed in Mosul two days earlier.”

In addition to the deaths of El Akriş and his bodyguard, three other guards were wounded, along with two district council members and five passersby.

Continue Reading Hussein El Akriş, Turkmen district Council Chief of Telafer and one of his guards killed in suicide bombing…

La bataille du barrage Saddam et la menace d’un nouveau « Déluge »

November 4, 2009 at 10:41 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Amitiés Franco-Irakiennes

n°97

 2 novembre 2009

 

La bataille du barrage Saddam

et la menace d’un nouveau « Déluge »

par Gilles Munier

 Gilles Munier

Depuis 2004, une garnison de peshmerga occupe les abords du barrage Saddam, construit sur le Tigre à une quarantaine de kilomètres de Mossoul, pour le « protéger d’éventuels attentats terroristes ». Le prétexte ne trompait personne car l’édifice se trouve sur une zone revendiquée par Massoud Barzani comme faisant partie du « Grand Kurdistan ». Ce barrage lui permet de contrôler l’alimentation en électricité de la province de Ninive et l’irrigation des cultures jusqu’à Tel Afar, ville dont il voudrait expulser les Turcomans qui y sont majoritaires. Les barrages de Dokan (sur le Petit Zab) et Darbandikhan (sur le Diyala), situés dans la Région autonome, lui permettent déjà de faire chanter le régime de Bagdad qui fait face à une très grave pénurie d’eau.

Après la victoire à Mossoul de la coalition nationaliste Al-Abda aux élections régionales du 31 janvier dernier, Atheel al-Nujaifi, nouveau gouverneur, s’est emparé du dossier et a déclaré que personne n’avait demandé aux peshmerga de venir, qu’ils devaient quitter les lieux. Il a donné l’ordre à un bataillon de l’armée irakienne de les remplacer. Le général kurde Azad Hawezi ayant refusé d’obtempérer, il a fallu l’intervention du général Robert Brown, commandant étasunien dans la région, pour éviter un affrontement sanglant. Depuis, le barrage est gardé par une force mixte, sous contrôle américain. On devine ce qui arrivera lorsque les troupes d’occupation se retireront.

 

Une vague de 10 à 20m atteindrait Mossoul en 3 ou 4 heures…

 

Mais, le risque d’une guerre arabo-kurde n’est rien à côté de ce qui se produirait en cas de rupture du barrage, un scénario catastrophe évoqué par tous les spécialistes depuis plus de 10 ans. Construit dans les années 80 par des entreprises européennes – dont la française Dumez – sur des roches de gypse, donc solubles dans l’eau, son fonctionnement nécessite le renforcement permanent de ses fondations. Haut de 120 m, son lac de retenue de 400 km2 peut stocker 11 milliards de m3 d’eau au moment de la fonte des neiges en Turquie. Face à la menace, le gouvernement irakien avait chargé une entreprise yougoslave de procéder, 24h sur 24, à des injections de ciment. Elle a cessé ses travaux en 1991 pour cause d’embargo. L’importation de pièces détachées étant interdites, les vannes n’ont pas été entretenues normalement pour la même raison. Pour réduire l’impact de la catastrophe, l’Irak avait entrepris de construire un barrage amortisseur à Babush, à mi-chemin de Mossoul. Mais, l’embargo n’a pas permis de l’achever.

Aujourd’hui, les spécialistes estiment à plus de 20 cm l’épaisseur de roche dissoute à sa base. Le Corps des Ingénieurs de l’Armée américaine a tenté de rattraper le temps perdu. Mais, selon le témoignage de Stuart Bowen Jr, directeur du Bureau de l’Inspecteur Général pour la Reconstruction de l’Irak, devant le Congrès en octobre 2007, 27 millions de dollars ont été dépensés en pure perte, détournés de leur but initial. Au lieu de construire des usines fabriquant des mélanges spéciaux capables de colmater les brèches dans le sol, les entreprises irakiennes retenues ont construit des cimenteries traditionnelles. De plus, le gouvernement Maliki ayant refusé de terminer le barrage de Babush, on peut craindre le pire.

Si le barrage Saddam cédait, une vague de 10 à 20m atteindrait Mossoul 3 à 4 heures plus tard, à une vitesse d’environ 2 m/seconde. Une grande partie de la ville serait détruite. Les villages bordant les rives du Tigre seraient ravagés et des quartiers de Bagdad se retrouveraient sous 5 m d’eau. Un demi million d’Irakiens mourrait.

 Espérons que rien n’arrivera. Mais si le pire se produisait, les Etats-Unis, le KRG (Gouvernement régional kurde) et Nouri al-Maliki devront rendre des  comptes.

Gilles Munier

Amitiés Franco-Irakiennes

Last Attacks Targeting Turkmens In Iraq

September 26, 2009 at 3:20 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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http://www.orsam.org.tr/en/showArticle.aspx?ID=72

Serhat Erkmen, ORSAM Middle East Advisor,

Assist. Prof. Dr., Ahi Evran University

 

 
It’s been observed that the decreasing violence at the end of the year seems to be on the rise once again in the middle of 2009. Besides that, attacks targeting Turkmens in Iraq have risen incredibly. The bombing attacks in Tazehurmatu, Karakoyun and Tal Afar within three weeks may be accepted as a clear indication of the fact that Turkmens are the only target. For this reason, the incidents targeting Turkmens must be discussed in detail. In brief, this article examines the reasons of those attacks and their possible consequences.

Siyasi geleceği Telafer’teki terörist saldırısından anlamak lazım!

July 15, 2009 at 1:00 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Siyasi geleceği Telafer’teki terörist saldırısından anlamak lazım!

Özdemir HÜRMÜZLÜ
Temmuz ayı, Irak’ta yaz mevsimin ve aşırı sıcakların tam ortasının sembolünü temsil ediyor. Temmuz ayının adı gelince Türkmenlere hep karanlık günleri hatırlatıyor. Aslında bu yazıyı 14 Temmuz 1959 katliamının Türkmenlerin siyasi tarihinde önemli bir başlangıç noktası olarak nitelemek istiyordum. Ama Türkmen halkına uygulanan büyük komplolar pek fırsat vermedi.Yurt dışında olduğum için her sabah uykudan kalktığımda Türkmenlerin dünyaya tek ve ilk görsel sesi olan Türkmeneli televizyonunu açarım. Yeni bir sabah üstü Türkmeneli televizyonunu açtığımda yine bölgelerimiz kan gölüne döndüğünü gördüm. Son dakika haberi; “Telafer’de iki intihar komandosunun kendilerinin havaya uçurmaları sonuncu 50’den fazla şehit 100’fazla yaları var olduğunu” kaydediyor. Yine sağ olsun Türkmeneli televizyonun olay yerinden vahşeti yansıtan görüntüleri yayımladı. Tabii ki görüntülerde, birbirine benzeyen iki tablo ortaya çıkıyor. Birinci tablo: Ölenlerin 100% oranında Türkmen olduğunu anlaşıldı. İkici tablo ise: Hedef alınan bölge 100% sivil bölgesi olduğunu bildirildi. Bu iki tablonun bilânçosu vehim durumun yanında Telafer halkının içinde terör havası estirmenin, patlamanın büyüklüğünden okunuyordu.

Hiç unutmuyorum birkaç ay önce Irak’lı ünlü bir internet sitesinde, Amerikanın önde gelen gazetelerinden NEWYORK TİMES’ın ait olduğunu ilere sürdüğü röportajda:”Türkmenler, siyasi haritalarını çizmek amacıyla Telafer’i il ilan etme hazırlığını yapıyorlar” diye yazıyor. Röportajı ilgiyle okuduktan sonra, ilerde Telafer’de bir şeyler olacağını yönünde düşünceler aklımda canlanmaya başladı. Göründü ki hiçte yanılmamışım, İşte son Telafer’deki terörist saldırısı o röportajın uzantısı Türkmenlerin hakkında gerçekleşen siyasetin kirli yüzü.

Peki, niçin Telafer kenti sürekli hedef alınıyor?

Bir: Telafer kenti yüzde yüz Türkmen kentidir. O yüzden ilerde bu kentin il olacağı yönünde ihtimaller güçlüdür. İl olunca ne olur Türkmen siyasi haritasının rotası çizili. Bu gelişmelerden elbette bazı güçlerin işine ters gelecektir. Bu bağlamda Telafer, istikrara kavuşmaması için çeşitli sinsi yöntemler deneyecekler.

İki:Telafer Irak Türkmenleri ve Türkiye Cumhuriyeti arsında Siyasi,kültürel,sanatsal ve ekonomi bir köprü olarak oluşturduğu için bu köprü bağını koparmaya gayret ederler.

Üç: Irak’ta bazı bölücü egemen güçlerin hayal ettiği siyasi haritasını genişletmek kapsamında tek engel Telafer olmasının hiçte unutmamak gerekir.

Bu nedenle bende Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Cumhurbaşkanı Orta Doğu danışmanı olan Sayın Erşat Hürmüzlü bey’in Türkmeneli televizyonuna verdiği demece aynen katılıyorum, artık Türkmenler gelecek aşamada bu tür menfur saldırılara maruz kalmaması için yeni projelerle ortaya atmaları gerekir.

Türkmenler eşgüdümlü hareket ederek, geleceği bilmek bilincini halkın içinde yaymak için düşüncelerin doğması, zira Siyaset demek gelecek demektir. Geleceği anlamadan, bilmeden siyaset yapmak zor olduğunu diye yazıyı kapatarak söylemek isterim!

Our people in Wounded Turkmen Telafer…by Nermeen Al-Mufti

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Our people in wounded Turkmen Telafer: sure your sacrifices will get their fruit

By Nermeen Al-Mufti

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اهلنا في تلعفر التركمانية الجريحة: قطعا سيكون لتضحياتكم ثمرا

 

كتابات – نرمين المفتي

 

الى ياسين يحيى الذي تساءل دائما، ” من الذي في بستاني؟”

 

Kimdi benim bağımda“”، ” من الذي في بستاني؟”، طالما تساءل فنان تلعفر المعروف ياسين يحيى في واحدة من اشهر اغانيه التي كانت تعبر ليس عن الوجع التركماني في تلعفر، انما في جميع مدن و بلدات تركمن ايلي. ” من الذي في بستاني؟”

 

و البستان استباحه منذ عقود، منذ ثورة القاج قاج لتركمان تلعفر في حزيران 1920 و التي اسست الشرارة الأولى لثورة العشرين العراقية، استباحه كل من باع نفسه لأجل المال و السلطة، تارة للأنكليز و اخرى لأحزاب اسست سياسة التعريب في المناطق التركمانية او ذات الغالبية التركمانية و التي بدأت بوضوح في ثلاثينيات القرن الماضي و اخرى لأحزاب كردية، بدأت سياسة تكريد فاقت بشراستها سياسات التعريب و اضافت اليها مصطلحا ممجوجا و مكروها هو ( المناطق المتنازع عليها) لمحو كل ما يرتبط فيها بأصلها التركماني. و ” هذا الذي دخل البستان”، لا يخجل و كان دائما على استعداد للكذب، و كلما كثر كذبه ازداد انتفاخ جيوبه” حتى لو كان وقود هذا الانتفاخ دماء تركمان ابرياء، ان كانوا في تلعفر او تازة خورماتو او داقوق او طوز خورماتو او آمرلي او ينكجة او كركوك او في بغداد.

 

تلعفر الجريحة، مع بداية الاحتلال، قام اهلها بتعيين قائمقام قضاء و مدير شرطة من بينهم و منعوا دخول كل من يحاول تكريدها او فرض السيطرة عليها، و تمكن البعض من زرع خلايا ارهابية بها لتكون الذريعة لاعلان حرب امريكية عليها. و في ايلول 2004، كانت اولى فجائع تلعفر الجريحة، بقصف و تدمير و فرض حصار. مئات الشهداء و الجرحى، و مئات المعتقلين و مئات العوائل المهجرة. و لم تتخلص تلعفر من العنف و حمامات الدماء. شاحنة مفخخة تؤدي الى استشهاد اكثر من 130 شخصا وجرح مئات آخرين، و سيارة مفخخة و غيرها من اعمال العنف، مع محاولات زرع الفتنة بين شطريها الشمالي و الجنوبي. و تكررت الفاجعة من قصف مستمر و تدمير في 2005 و 2006. و بالرغم من كل الدماء و الدمار و تأخر صرف التعويضات لاعادة البناء، و بالرغم من فرض منع التجوال في انتخابات 2005، الا ان القوائم التركمانية حققت فوزا كبيرا و حقيقيا فيها. و تكررت الحالة في انتخابات مجالس المحافظات في 2009. و لكن بين الانتخابين، تعرضت تلعفر الى الكثير من التجاوزات و الضغط، تارة من احزاب كارتونية ممولة من الطرف الكردي و مستعدة لصرف الكثير من الأموال لشراء الذمم و استغلال الحاجة، او من مقار لأحزاب كردية، ما يزال يتساءل الكثير عن سبب فتحها في منطقة يسكنها مئات الالاف من التركمان؟

 

مهما يكن من امر، فان تلعفر التي ما تزال مئات من عوائلها مهجرة بين كركوك و الموصل و كربلاء، استمرت تحت الضغوط، خاصة و ان عملية الاحصاء السكاني اصبحت قريبة، و هناك من يضغط لتبقى العوائل و العشائر التي اضطرت الى تغيير قوميتها بالاشارة الى القومية الثانية، و ضغوط لتقبل الارتباط بادارة اربيل، و في خضم هذه الضغوط، تعرضت الى اعمال عنف، و كانت الأخيرة يوم الخميس الماضي، دموية و مفجعة، دموع و دماء، نساء يتوسطن جثثا ممزقة لأبناء و ازواج تسارعوا الى مساعدة من تعرضوا الى تفجير العبوة الناسفة و الانتحاري الأول الذي كان يرتدي زي الشرطة، ليأتي انتحاري ثاني بزي الشرطة ايضا و يفجر نفسه بالمجتمعين للمساعدة.

 

و صرخة والدة مفجوعة بابنها، و صرخة اخت تتوسط جثتي شقيقيها و زوجة شابة لا تتعرف الى جثة زوجها.  صرخات تتردد في جيمع انحاء العراق، عدا المحافظات الشمالية الثلاثة، و لكن هذه الصرخات تتزايد في المناطق التركمانية، و سؤال من يتحمل المسؤولية؟ من سيعلن عن الحقيقة؟ و من سيعلن انحيازه الكامل الى التركمان الذين صانوا وحدة العراق بلا امتلاك اية قطعة سلاح، انما بالارادة و الصبر و التضحيات، من سيسمع هذه الصرخات، و من سيمسح دمعة ام انطلقت من قلبها بعد ان امتلأ عينها بالدماء؟

 

و ياسين يحيى، طريح الفراش حاليا بسبب السرطان الذي هاجمه، انهض لدقائق و اطلق صوتك، و لا تتساءل هذه المرة ” من الذي في بستاني؟” انما اصرخ لتطرد هذا الذي اجتاح بستانك، ان كان في تلعفر، مدينتك التركمانية الجريحة، او اينما كان في مدن و بلدات التركمان.

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