The PRT missions are now coming to an end and will be replaced by US consulates.
The US has opened a consulate in Basra and in Erbil, they are now going to open one in Kirkuk.
Iraqi Turkmens are the descendants of the Turkish OGHUZ tribes originating in Central Asia. They settled in Mesopotamia (Iraq) 1.400 years ago. They represent the third main ethnic community in Iraq.