KIRKUK / NINA / - Member of the Provincial Council of Kirkuk and Spokesman for the Iraqi Turkmen Front Ali Mahdi said that the post of governor of Kirkuk is not exclusive to the Kurdish component in accordance with the Constitution and Iraqi law." "There are agreements and deals among some government parties, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party, to create an administrative, political and security crisis in Kirkuk , which the Turkomen
and the Arabs pay its expense," Mehdi said in response to the announcement by the Kurdish parties.
The Ringling is best known for its Baroque art, although exhibitions have highlighted its collections of Asian art, which include pieces acquired by John Ringling himself, along with the collection of Ira and Nancy Roger, works of the Turkomen
tribes from the collection of Stephen Wilberding, and Japanese prints gifted by Charles and Robyn Citrin.
The jet was shot down over an area controlled by Turkomen
tribes - ethnic Turks across the border in Syria.
The group of Kirkuk's oil producing domes, some 250 km north of Baghdad, is the heart of northern Iraq's oil industry and has a mixed population of Arabs, Kurds, and Turkomen
. NOC has other productive oilfields in the north (see omt19IraqFields11May15).
Armed Forces to conduct targeted airstrikes in support of an operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to the town of Amirli, where thousands of Shia Turkomen
have been cut off from receiving food, water, and medical supplies for two months by the IS force.
"Two months ago, hundreds of ISIL terrorists advanced on Amirli cutting off food, water, and medical supplies to thousands of Shia Turkomen
living there," said a statement from the US Central Command (CENTCOM) Sunday.
The Security Council and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have expressed concern about reports that the group, Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), attacked civilians in the cities of Kirkuk, and Qaraqosh, and earlier attacks in Tal Afar and Sinjar district of Ninewa Governorate, affecting mainly the vulnerable communities of Christians, Turkomen
, and Yezidis.
, Yazidis and Shabaks are facing systematic abductions, killings or the destruction of their property."While warning that the situation remained grim, the envoy said the "solution to the crisis cannot be found in the toolbox of military operations."A new president and government must be elected quickly to lead the country out of crisis, he urged."Iraq cannot afford a protracted government formation process, as the current threats continue to challenge the existence of the Iraqi state," he said.
They may otherwise be Turkomen
, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, or other groups.
Kirkuk now has a Kurdish majority with significant Arab and Turkomen
On Monday, Kerry said that drone strikes aACAymay well be' an option to fight Isil.Meanwhile, on the ground Isil militants captured the largely Turkomen
city of Tal Afar and its airport--it now controls five airports in Iraq.
The town, with a population of some 200,000 people, mostly ethnic Shiite and Sunni Turkomen
, was taken just before dawn, Mayor Abdulal Abdoul told the Associated Press.