'Iraqi Turkmen Martyrs Monument' was unveiled in Ankara
24 December 2010, Friday
Secretary General of the Presidency Mustafa İsen said that, Turks residing outside Turkey have been confronted with significant problems in the past of which Iraq is a characteristic example.
Iraqi Turkmen Culture and Benevolent Society General Chairman Mehmet Tütüncü said that the unveiling of such a monument in Ankara had a major significance for Iraqi Turkmen and called for the Turkish world to claim ownership of the events in Iraq and the just cause of Iraqi Turkmen.
After the speeches, Secretary General of the Presidency Mustafa İsen, Keçiören Mayor Mustafa Ak and the protocol members unveiled the monument.
The slogans "Kirkuk is Turk and shall remain Turk' were frequently repeated during the ceremony.
The ceremony was attended by Undersecretary to the Iraqi Embassy in Ankara, members of parliament and many invited guests.