Dr Ali Akram Al bayati president of TRF met yesterday, February 6th 2017 at a dinner with special representstive of secretory general of UN Mr Jan Kubis, special convey of EU for relegiuos freedom Mr Jan Figel as well as all EU delegations heads in Iraq.
The meeting was to discuss human rights situations in Iraq as well future of minorities after Da’esh and the ways to protect them in the future.
The discussion concentrared on the importance of empowering Iraqi governmental institutions and the dependabce in any project on Iraqi constitution with the necessity to change some articles in it.
The meeting was part of continous dialogue of EU delegations in Iraq with governmental and non governmental institutions.
A mass grave was discovered by Iraqi army forces near the city of Mosul, according to a press statement issued by an Iraqi Colonel. Mosul was partly retaken from the forces of ISIS over the course of the last months. Among the 27 Iraqi Turkmens that were found in the grave, were men, youths and children. The Turkmen Rescue Foundation expressed their concerns already in August 2015 about a genocide on Turkmens in ISIS-held Mosul going unnoticed.
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Iraq’s Turkmen Block ISIS Escape Route from Mosul
By Douglas Burton
(ERBIL) All of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi’s intelligence and ingenuity will be tested by the brutal, complex and internecine conflict underway in Nineveh Province surrounding Mosul.
Take the case of the split within Iraq’s three-million strong Turkmen minority. The Iraqi Turkmen are a Turkic ethnic group who mostly adhere to a Turkish heritage and identity. Iraqi Turkmens are the descendants of various waves of Turkic migration to Mesopotamia beginning from the 7th century until Ottoman rule.
A conference was held at July 28th 2016 in Georgetown university about “threats of ISIS against minorities”. TRF by its president participated in the conference as representative of Turkmen. The conference was held by the relegious freedom project in US state department and Berkley centre at Georgetown university. A new report issued about the conference and all events.
Despite the vicious attack perpetrated against the Iraqi people by gangs of crimes and terrors for more than a decade, and in spite of the accusations directed against the security and military Iraqi forces who are fighting the fiercest organization on earth and resisting such criminals by the blood of Iraqis to prevent further crimes, and in spite of the mass protest movement in Iraq during the past few months to reform the political system in the Iraqi state and to eliminate the quota system and the division of privileges and positions in the Iraqi state on the basis of sectarian or partisan rules, and in spite of the promises given by institutions of iraqi state to reform the political system that brought the country to the abyss because of the corruption of political parties and quotas abhorrent and in spite of the technocrats’ logo raised to repair the system and combat corruption by positioning them in authority places to convince the international community to help Iraq and get out of the hard economic and security situations, in spite of all mentioned facts one can see today how one of the most important institution in Iraqi state that are supposed to be independent and used for non political issues and its main function is to defend the human rights and Iraqis rights and resist all kinds of fierce attacks against Iraq by the civilian ways, media and all democratic tools, it is the Human Rights Commission which unfortunately, will turn into parties’ Rights Commission because of political pressure exerted against the committee supervising the selection of the new members of human rights commission, and unfortunately, it will be subjected to the authority and control of the ruling parties and also will not issue any humanitarian report related to the rights of Iraqis or to defend Iraq in a professional manner. It is also observed despite the fact that minorities in Iraq are more affected by terrorism and they have been abandoned, slaughtered, burnt and their women abducted and became captive by the terrorist gangs and the the criminal groups committed numerous mass graves and massacres against them, we can see how this commission will be free from any name that will represent the minorities with all their diversity, which is an injustice and another kind of terrorism against the oppressed communities in Iraq.
We demand and call the religious authority in Najaf ( Marajaaia ), UN mission in Iraq, the presidency of republic of Iraq, parliament and ministers to intervene to keep these institutions away from the political quota system and make such independent bodies to defend Iraq and the rights of Iraqis, through selection of a group of dedicated professionals to the issue of human rights.
Turkmen rescue Foundation
January 15, 2017
The president of TRF “Dr. Ali Akram Al Bayati” attended today Thursday 22nd December 2016 an official meeting with vice president of European mission in Iraq Mrs “Sara Corscadden” to discuss together the political and humanitarian situations of Turkmen in Iraq.
The meeting was part of Continuous efforts of Turkmen rescue foundation to raise the International awareness about sufferings of Turkmen in Iraq, and to creat a real bridge between Iraqi and European people to support the security and stability of Iraq.
According to Dr. Ali Akram ” we explained the main social, humanitarian and political struggles for Turkmen in Iraq, and we requested a real role for EU in Iraq especially in supporting Oppressed people”. ” We discussed the future of Turkmen in Iraq and insisted on the the legal and the constitutional solutions for Turkmen and all Iraqi people” mentioned to Dr Ali.
President of TRF Al Bayati told ” there was a real agreement from head of EU mission about the idea of working together with Iraqi minorities to plane for future of our lands”.
TRF/ Media office
22nd Dec. 2016