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PURPOSE AND SCOPE
This report was written with two clear objectives. Firstly, to reveal the atrocities that have been carried out against the Turkmen populations in Iraq and an assessment of the current position of Turkmen in Iraq, and secondly, to draw the world’s attention to the situation of the Turkmen. This book would not have been written without the support of Turkmen all over the world.
I wish to reveal to the world the political situation and suffering of the Iraqi Turkmen after the occupation of Iraq, to expose Iraqi Kurdish bandits and reveal their premeditated plan to change the demography of the Turkmen-populated area.
I would like to dedicate this report to every Turkmen who has been detained in Iraqi prisons; to Turkmen who died under torture in Iraqi prisons; to all Turkmen whose sons and daughters were executed by the Iraqi regime; to all Turkmen who fought and died without seeing a free Turkmen homeland; and to the Turkmen City of Kerkuk, which is a bastion of cultural and political life for the Turkmen resisting the Kurdish occupation.
Therefore, my first and foremost sincere thanks are to Mr. Habib Hurmuzlu, Global Strategic Institute, Turkey. In addition, I would also like to thank my family and finally yet importantly, my thanks go to my martyred brother, surgeon Dr. Burhan Mohammed Salman Kerkuklu, who motivated and encouraged me from childhood to fight for the Turkmen cause in the Turkmeneli.
Mofak Salman Kerkuklu(*)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.0 SQUATTING IN THE GOVERNMENT PROPERTIES AND BUILDINGS- 14
2.0 ESTABLISHING PUPPET PARTIES- 20
3.0 USING FALSE IDENTITY- 20
4.0 LOOTING OF DEED AND LAND REGISTRY OFFICE- 22
5.0 THE ASSASSINATION OF THE GENERAL DIRECTOR FOR EDUCATION- 23
6.0 KURDISH REGIONAL GOVERNMENT ISSUING A FAKE DOCUMENT- 26
7.0 HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH- 31
8.0 VANDALISING TURKMEN MARTYRS’ NAMES ON THE COMMEMORATING PANEL- 32
9.0 POWER ABUSE BY KURDISH ASAYISH- 33
10.0 TURKMEN OWNED SUPER MARKET NAMED AL-TASAHUL- 37
11.0 POLICE HEADQUARTERS (KORYA) CENTRAL KERKUK- 38
12.0 THE ATTACK ON MEMBER OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL IN KERKUK MR. ALI MAHDI 42
13.0 THE TURKMEN SCHOOLS’ BOOKS CONFISCATED- 43
14.0 DEMOLISHING OF THE TURKMEN HOuSE BY KURDISH MILITIA- 45
15.0 BARZANI BRIBEs A FORMER MINISTER OF JUSTICE HASHIM AL- SHEBLI 46
16.0 PROPERTY CLAIMS COMMISSION CONTROLLED BY KURDS- 46
17.0 KURDICIZATION, THE ATROCITIES CARRIED OUT BY THE KURDS AND CHANGING THE DEMOGRAPHY OF THE TURKMENELI IN GENERAL AND ESPECIALLY KERKUK CITY- 56
18.0 SUPPORT IRAQ STUDY GROUP REPORT, IRAQ’S IGNORED MINORITIES FACE EXTINCTION - NEW MRG REPORT, ´ 26-02-07 57
18.0 SUPPORT IRAQ STUDY GROUP REPORT, IRAQ’S IGNORED MINORITIES FACE EXTINCTION - NEW MRG REPORT, ´ 26-02-07 58
19.0 KURDS TERRORIZING TURKMEN IN IRAQ- 59
20.0 KIDNAPPING OF THE ARABS AND TURKMENS BY KURDISH MILITIA- 59
21.0 AMERICAN FORCES AND IRAQI POLICE DEMOLISHED TURKMEN VILLAGES- 60
22.0 ABUSES AND ATROCITIES COMMITTED BY THE KURDISH REBELS 63
23.0 PROVOCATION OF TURKMEN CITIZENS- 64
24.0 TRANSFER OF THE KURDS TO KERKUK- 65
25.0 THE ATTACK ON A TURKMEN HOSPITAL- 65
26.0 THE ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF MR. ALI MAHDI 65
27.0 KURDS HARASSED TURKISH PEACE KEEPING FORCE- 66
28.0 KERKUK AND KURDISH ELECTION FRAUD- 67
(*) Mr. Mofak Salman Kerkuklu is the Turkmeneli Party Representative for Ireland and the United Kingdom.