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BAGHDAD, Iraq – After 13 years of being given a special status, Kirkuk is taking part in Iraqi provincial elections at the same time as other provinces on ... Due to rivalries between Turkmen and Arabs on one hand and Kurds on the other, provincial elections have not taken place in the ethnically mixed city of ...

Hussein was raised in Tal Afar, a predominantly Turkmen city in Iraq, situated on one of the main roads between Mosul and the Iraqi-Syrian border. People acquainted with him in high school describe him as "ambitious," "smart" and "very competitive." Like any teenager with big hopes, Hussein set out for ...
The city continued to have an absolute Turkman majority until the Iraq Petroleum Company started producing oil from the fields in the city's vicinities, and ... The Iraqi 1957 census shows that Kirkuk was becoming a mixed Turkman, Kurdish and Arab city, although the Turkmans were still the biggest ethnic ...
Our forces and the Iraqi army were fighting against Daesh. Under a military agreement that expired in 2011, Americans should leave Iraq. However, they don't stick to that agreement. Iraqi people don't want US military staff to stay in their country. No country would like to be occupied by another country.”.
Kirkuk, IRAQ - In the sitting room of her family's Kirkuk home, Amira Abdulrahman Said welcomes visitors with typical Iraqi hospitality, before ... I told him I was all of them because I was Iraqi and a mother .... One, called Muhunnad, asked me who I was, if I was Turkman or Arab, Shia or Sunni," Amira said.
An Iraqi Turkmen Front (ITF) officer and his family got injured in an armed attack on late Tuesday in Kirkuk city, according to security sources. “Kirkuk's Bulava village representative for ITF Ahmad Bulavali and his family were attacked in their car by unknown assailants and three people were injured in the ...
Al-Zameli expressed his belief that these groups are backed by foreign intelligence agencies and Iraq-based militias that supported last year's illegitimate poll on regional independence. According to human rights activists, at least 19 Iraqi Turkmen -- including several academics and political figures -- have ...
Ershad Salihi, president of the Iraqi Turkmen Front (ITF), which represents Iraq's Turkmen minority, voiced concern over the increasingly frequent attacks on members of Kirkuk's sizeable Turkmen community.“And we fear this number may rise further in the run-up to coming elections,” Salihi said.Muhammad ...
At least 19 Turkmen have been murdered in Iraq's Kirkuk province within the last four months, Iraqi Turkmen leaders said Thursday. Ershad Salihi, president of the Iraqi Turkmen Front (ITF), which represents Iraq's Turkmen minority, voiced concern over the increasingly frequent attacks on members of ...
Unidentified assailants attacked an office of the Iraqi Turkmen Front (ITF) in Kirkuk city late Monday, local police said. Kirkuk Police ... The ministry also called on Iraq to bring perpetrators of violence to justice and prevent repeat incidents, following multiple attacks in recent months. "We repeat our call to take ...


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