mardi 20 décembre 2011
ANNOUNCEMENT FROM TURKMEN MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
The attacks against the Turkmen were once again denounced by an announcement published by Turkmen Members of Parliament. In the joint announcement published by Turkmen MP’s a demand to stop the attacks, kidnappings and murders directed at Turkmen was made and it was underlined that the Presidency, Prime Ministry as well as the Parliamentary Offices must intervene.
Members of Parliament Erşet Salihi, Hasan Bayatlı, Abbas Bayatlı, Jele Neftçi and Müdrike Ahmet were present at the Press Conference.
Head of Iraqi Turkmen Front and Kirkuk MP Erşet Salihi read the statement to the press. He said that the government and parliament have maintained their silence regarding the attacks against Turkmen and that it was crucial that the Presidency, Prime Ministry and Parliamentary Office intervene to stop the attacks.
In his speech Erşat Salihi indicated that the attacks against Turkmen were being discussed by the Human Rights Commission of the European Parliament and appealed to President Celal Talabani. Erşat Salihi demanded that Celal Talabani convenes the representatives of political groups to intervene in the attacks against Turkmen.
Kirkuk MP Erşet Salihi said that if the Iraq government did not take necessary action to stop the attacks against Turkmen and arrest the culprits then they would be obliged to apply to international authorities.
Another Turkmen MP, Abbas Bayatlı also demanded that a commission consisting of the Presidency, Prime Ministry and Parliamentary Offices be established in Kirkuk and that serious action be taken to stop the acts of violence against Turkmen.