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Under the supervision of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), TRF started the first training course on the management of small projects for women and ladies in Tal Afar.
This course comes within an ongoing efforts for staff of TRF to rehabilitate Turkmen areas that have been affected by the capture of Da’esh, and within a series of ongoing activities for the Foundation in these areas.
The course will involve a group of women and girls from Tal Afar where they will be trained to write and manage small projects that will be marketed later by the Foundation’s staff to the governmental and international bodies.
The course will also include a psychological rehabilitation program by a trained and specialized cadre.
The activity is part of a program sponsored by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), where the organization has trained TRF staff on advanced programs to prepare trainers and project management in areas that have been subjected to terrorism.
TRF participated on Thursday, 6/12/2018, through its cadres from Tal Afar in the course organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Dohuk governorate on psychological support for the victims of Da’ash and helping in resolving disputes.
The program will last six weeks with different programs to help the organization’s staff to provide psychosocial support to victims of ISIS and rehabilitating them to be integrated into social life as well as support to resolve the city’s conflicts to restore stability.
According to a local source in th district of Tuzhurmato( 180 km north of Baghdad ) , a mortar shell landed on the house of a Turkmen citizen one hour ago behind the Tuz sport forum’s building. According to the source, a woman and two children injured with material damage in the house,as well, the people in the city are scarred fear of a rapid development of the situation in the absence of intervention by the central government.
We call for the central government to hold its responsiblty to protect the civilians in the city, the UN representation in Iraq should have a real and seriiod role in keeping safety of the innocent people and stabilty in the city.
TRF/ Media office
17 September 2017
“There are heroes and makers for each victory, sons of Tal Afar an example for Iraqi victory”
“They sacrifice for Iraqis to give them the joy of victory and safety, while their families are deprived of it”
People of Tel Afer were the first who have fired the revolution of the 1920s, the first who have resisted al-Qaeda terrorism and have tested the bitterness of their crimes in 2005 and 2006 and sacrificed by more than 2,000 martyrs in ongoing battles with al-Qaeda gangs.
In the war with Daesh, their blood, which have dropped on the land of Tharthar, Beiji, Mosul and other lands of Iraq is a witness to their patriotism and their sacrifice for the homeland.
The published statistics of the number of martyrs during the last three years in the war against Daesh, talks that the number of martyrs in the province of Basra reached (1000) martyrs, and the province of Nasiriyah (1200), while the martyrs of Iraqi Turkmen city of Tal Afar, exceeded (1300) martyrs, all of them are displaced with their families, and they are suffering and facing bitterness And the harshness of living in exile.
In the battles to liberate the right coast of Mosul, the number of martyrs of Tal Afar so far (66) martyrs.
On 1st of June 2015 in the district of Tharthar 48 fighters killed from the sons of Tal Afar.
On 9th of February 2017 and during their response to the attack south of Tel Abtah (11) fighters from Tal Afar have been killed.
Its sons have contributed to the liberation of dozens of cities and the return of their people to them and are still waiting for the liberation of their city , to return and live in it again. They are contributing to give the people the joy of returning home and safety, and they are deprived of this feeling.
Dr Ali Akram
Chairman of TRF
13 July 2017
Karatepe, 112 km northeast of the city of Baquba in the province of Diyala, has a mixed population of Arabs, Kurds and Turkmen majority. It is also located within the disputed areas. It suffers from the same suffering as other Turkmen cities, neglected by both central and regional government, and in the middle of the conflict by both central government and the regional government. Although the city is outside the borders of the Kurdistan region which was decided upon on 2003, it is officially under the control of the Peshmerga forces which failed (or did not intend) to protect the Turkmen as in the rest of the Turkmen regions of Kerkuk, Salah al-Din and Mosul.
Mortars and Katyusha rockets from nearby villages and towns, especially from the south and west, where the Hamrin Mountains and Zarjeh villages located and which are still embracing Daesh, are constantly targeting the city of Karatepe. According to a local source (his name preferred not to be mentioned), Daesh’s leaders in Diyala who were at Hawija has came from some parts of the province of Salah al-Din, which is still not entirely under the control of the state. They took the mountains of Hamrin as a location to attack the city of Karatepe from time to time. “The same source,” mentioned “a week after a failed attempt” of a young man form a villages near Karatepe, riding a bicycle was trying to blow himself up on the members of police personnel in the middle of the city. The gangs targeted the city on Saturday night 24 June 2017 with Katyusha rockets that led to the death of a 20-year-old Turkmen woman and a six-year-old child and the wounding of others with the demolition and damage of many houses. This incident was also confirmed by the Iraqi agencies.
According to the same source, “A while ago, we, the people of the city, collected donations to buy night glasses and equipment for Al hashid Al shabi (local people forces) because of their limited capabilities of the existing local force, a regiment of the Al hashid Al shabi holding the security file in the south of the city with the army in the east, while Kurdish Peshmerga forces control the Northeast of the city. “.
A local source said that the Governor of Diyala visited the city to observe the situation, and confirmed in his statement that “The local security forces have failed to provide protection to civilians and soon we will announce a new security plan to free the areas of the city and secure the area,”
The MP Furat al-Tamimi, who is from Diyala province told Alsumaria News this morning that “the Turkmen are exposed to a programmed targeting in the area of Karatepe, stressing that they are the indigenous people of the city and there is an attempt to displace them and create a demographic change in the city, warning of continuous waves of displacement in the city because of continuous targeting. He asked the Security forces to protect the unarmed civilians, especially the Turkmen as the biggest target of the terrorists in the city. He stressed that the city suffers from government’s neglecting services and security and the constant targeting from Daesh.
The local and central governments must take full responsibility for the protection of the Turkmen in this city and withdraw the security file from the hands of the Peshmerga forces, which failed to protect unarmed civilians from the Turkmens for 14 years. They are only for the protection of the Kurdish areas, and it is very necessary to support the local forces of the Turkmen and increase their numbers and equip them to protect themselves.
Turkmen Rescue Foundation
Human Rights Section
28 June 2017
Translated by: gülşen beyatli
Again and in the broad daylight and in front of the local government and the security forces in the province of Kerkuk, gangs and militias belonging to the Kurdish parties are attacking unarmed Turkmen civilians and for reasons that have become obvious and clear.
At 3 pm on Friday, June 23, 2017, a gang robbed a Turkmen citizen’s car, in the old Saydeen Street of Wasiti neighborhood in the center of the province. An eyewitness (who declined to be identified) said “This was a gang consisting of four Gunmen were riding a Merzi pickup car with a white color. Two of them were wearing Kurdish uniforms and others wearing green uniforms similar to Asayish (security forces) of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) clothes. They stole a Toyota 2017 GXR belonging to a Turkmen citizen (Salam Koprli). According to the same witness, “the gunmen tried to oblige the citizen to hand over the keys of his car by force. The owner tried to get rid of them; he threw the key to the house adjacent to the location. One of the gunmen stormed the house and attacked the owner of the house with a back of the gun caused wound to his head, and blood was covering his face, according to a source witnessed the incident. The other gunman threw two shots at the head of the driver of the car where he was lying on the street, but he survived by miracle, after that the gang stole the car and fled.
It is worth mentioning that the site of the incident is located in the middle of several security points. Only 300 meters away, and towards the neighborhood of (Wahid Huzayran). There is an emergency police station for the first regiment, but they completely did not move, although the incident’s duration was about half an hour. Also the headquarters of the Asayish (Kurdish Security Force) is located in the other side of Al Wasiti neighborhood, but they did not move a foot also, although the gunmen used the same main street (Al Saydeen) during the attack and withdrawal.
These criminal operations, which occurs daily, target the Turkmen citizens in the province of Kirkuk, in the face of the failure or involvement of the local security services, require a courageous and brave stand from the commander-in-chief of the armed forces as the country’s top security official and his serious move to bring federal forces to protect the people of the city. Or arm the people of the city to protect themselves from the brutality of criminal gangs. Also it is required from the Iraqi parliament to form a committee to investigate these crimes and to find out the details and purposes.
Turkmen Rescue Foundation
Human Rights Section
24 June 2017
Translated by: gülşen beyatli