Turkish politicians meet with Turkmens

Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu commemorated Iraqi Turks killed in Kirkuk in 1959

Turkish politicians meet with Turkmens

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Justice and Development (AK) Party Deputy Chairman Numan Kurtulmus participated the mawlid ceremony for Turkmens on Friday in Ankara.

Iraq Turkmen Front (ITF) representative in Turkey organized a mawlid prayers in Maltepe mosque for 54th anniversary of massacre of the Turkmens in Kirkuk.

Kurtulmus told Anadolu Agency, (AA) "Turkmens in Iraq continuously face rights violations in north of Iraq."

On 14 July 1959, fights broke out between the Iraqi Turkmens and Kurds, leaving some 20 Iraqi Turkmens dead in Kirkuk.

Davutoglu later received children of Deputy Head of ITF Ali Hasim Muhtaroglu who lost his life in a suicide attack in Iraq's Tuz Khurmatu district of Saladin province on June 25

"We all pray for peace and welfare of Iraq. We provide all kinds of assistance for our Turkmen brothers to live in peace and security in Iraq," said Davutoglu.

"You are the greatest assurance of Iraqi Turks for us," told Davutoglu to the children, and added that Turkey would meet all kinds of needs of them.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Temmuz 2013, 16:33