dimanche 9 septembre 2007

The Turkmens in BESHIR are once more targeted

Map from Dr Suphi Saatçi's book: "The Urban Fabric and Traditonal Houses of KERKUK"
Photograph of Beshir taken by one of our nephews who was forcefully evicted in 1986 (Arabization of Turkmen region by the Ba'ath regime) together with all the inhabitants of Beshir and who is still waiting to be compensated for the loss of his house and the confiscation of his agricultural lands!

NEWS: A car bomb exploded near a police station in the Shi'ite Turkmen town of Beshir, 20 km (12 miles) southwest of Kirkuk, police said. One police source said one policeman was killed, while a second said two died. Police said Turkmen residents launched a revenge attack on the Sunni town of Albu-Faraj, burning six houses

HRW Report: Reversing Ethnic Cleansing in Northern Iraq
Case Study: Al-Bashir*

* The correct name is "Beshir" (Al-Bashir is the Arabized name)


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