Turkmen Front charges Parliament with security deterioration in Kirkuk
9/27/2011 11:50 AM
KIRKUK / Aswat al-Iraq: The Chairman of the Iraqi Turkmen Front in northern Iraq’s oil-rich city of Kirkuk has charged the Iraqi Parliament with responsibility for the deterioration of the security situation in the city, targeting Turkmen.
“The Iraqi Parliament bears responsibility for every drop of Turkmen blood shedding in Kirkuk,” Legislature Ershad al-Salehi said in a statement, copy of which was received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
Salehi said that the Parliament “had failed in sending a fact-finding committee to Kirkuk to investigate the causes of the security deterioration and the stepping up of the security violations, clearly targeted against the Turkmen,” stressing that “more than 80% of those targeted by terrorism through assassinations, abductions, blackmailing and threats, had been Turkmen.”
Noteworthy is that a number of assassination attempts have been implemented by unknown groups in Kirkuk against doctors and other intellectuals recently.