KIRKUK / Aswat al-Iraq: The Iraqi Turkomen
Front has charged the Iraqi Parliament, the Central and Local Governments, with responsibility for the deterioration of the security situation in Kirkuk, condemning the assassination of Dr.
An exhibition of recent gifts to the Museum of beautiful jewelry crafted from silver and gold, features objects created in the late 19th to early 20th centuries, focusing on the important milestones and rhythms of daily life of the semi-nomadic Turkomen
tribes of Central Asia.
With its mix of Arab, Assyrian, Kurdish and Turkomen
communities, Kirkuk is something of a test case for co-existence and stability in the new Iraq.
There are also the Sunni Arabs, Turkomen
, Chaldeans, Assyrians and others.
On our part, we have expressed enough flexibility towards the Turkomen
and the Arabs; and time has come for them to express such flexibility that could achieve an agreement to implement the Constitution's Article related to the fate of Kirkuk," he added.
R] Gallery Walk & Talk: Splendid Treasures of the Turkomen
Tribes from Central Asia.
On Wednesday, Kurdish, Shia, Sunni and Turkomen
politicians agreed to form a parliamentary committee to review disputes regarding Kirkuk and report to thehouse by March 2009.
vote 5 -- Iraqi Turkomen
, Kirkuk-based, pro-Turkey) 3 1 National Independent and Elites (Jan)/Risalyun (Message, Dec) pro-Sadr 3 2 People's Union (Communist, non-sectarian); on Allawi list in Dec.
Kirkuk has also seen rising ethnic tensions as Kurds, Arabs and Turkomen
vie for control of the city, located in one of the world's richest oil-producing regions, 180 miles north of Baghdad.
A protection force of Legislature, Zala Neftchy, Representative of the Turkomen
Front in al-Iraqiya Coalition and the protection force of Kirkuk Province's Council Member, Irfan Karkukli, close to Neftchy's house, had ended by police interference," the police source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
Currently on view: Splendid Treasures of the Turkomen
Tribes from Central Asia, presenting jewelry designed by artists of these largely nomadic tribes, through July 18; also, The World Ransacked for All Its Wonders: P T.
Suspicious of both Turkomen
and Kurdish groups as potential sources of rebellion, Saddam Hussein's authorities had embarked on a policy of the Arabisation of Kirkuk, meaning that many of the Kurdish and Turkomen
inhabitants were supplanted by ethnic Arabs, altering the ethnic makeup of the city.