TO: JOURNALISTS, WRITERS, HISTORIANS...
It is logical and right that Turkmen names should be written in the form preferred by IRAQ'S TURKMENS and according to their own pronounciation.
Therefore, please note that:
1. The correct spelling of the name of Iraq's third main ethnic community, the Turkmens, is :
and NOT : Turkoman, Turkomen, Turcoman, Turkman, etc.
2. The correct spelling of the Turkmens' capital city in Iraq is :
and NOT: Kirkuk, Kirkouk, Karkuk, etc.
3. Please note the correct spelling of the following Turkmen cities:
and NOT : Tal Afar, Talafar, etc.
and NOT : Altoun Kopri or Kupri
and NOT : Tuz Hurmatu, Toz Khurmato, Tuz Khurmato, etc.
NOT : Sa'diye
NOT: Al-Bashir, etc.
Please also note that Turkmens use the following spelling for MUSUL,
and NOT: Mosul, Mousil, Mawsil, etc.