Turkmen fight for identity in Kirkuk

Iraq's third largest ethnic group complain of cultural erosion in disputed city.

    The third largest ethnic group in Iraq, the Turkmen have long complained of discrimination, especially in the city of Kirkuk where the local government has been largely controlled by Kurdish parties.

    That began to change recently with a Turkmen politician elected as head of the provincial council, but many say more needs to be done to preserve the Turkmens' ethnic identity.

    Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh reports from Kirkuk.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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