'Human rights being violated in Kirkuk'

Turkish World Human Rights Association has published a report. The report suggests Turkish parliament must urgently send a delegation to witness the violations of human rights in Kirkuk.

'Human rights being violated in Kirkuk'

In a "Kirkuk Human Rights Report" published bythe Turkish World Human Rights Association and IraqiHuman Rights Center, a call has been made to the Turkishparliament to urgently send a delegation to witness the violations ofhuman rights taking place in Kirkukand also note efforts to change the cultural and demographic structure of theregion.

The "Kirkuk Human Rights Report" was made public today at Ankara's Sheraton Hotel.

The report announced today encourages sanctions against Kurdish groups innorth of Iraq.

"The Habur border pass may be closed as a sanction against Kurdishgroups. Kurdish leader Barzani's commercial activities in Turkey may be halted and his assets in Turkey may getfrozen," suggests the report.

 "Kirkuk Human Rights Report" is 39 pages long. The reportincludes details on massacres of the Turkmens in the region.

The report especially focuses on the May 4th, 1924 massacre of Turkmens byBritish paid Armenian soldiers when 280 Turkmens were butchered.

Meanwhile, deputy leader of the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP)Onur Oymen indicated that "no one in Turkeytalks about what is happening in Iraq. Where is the media? Where isthe government? We call on the present government of Turkeyto protect Turkmens in north of Iraq.

"It is a matter of pride to protect the Turkmens.We must stand against all forms of human rights violations throughout Iraq."
Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16
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