Turkmens all over Iraq celebrated the 14th anniversary of the establishment of the Iraqi Turkmen Front. It was on 24th April 1995 that several Turkmen parties and associations formed the Iraqi Turkmen Front.
Celebrations took place in Kerkuk where Turkmens from other parts of Iraq gathered to mark this special day. Turkmens in other Turkmen cities and towns also held celebrations in Iraqi Turkmen front centres.
These celebrations coincided with the reopening of the Iraqi Turkmen Front headquarters in Kerkuk which were demolished by Kurdish violent protesters in June 2008.