Aug 29, 2013

Iraqi Turkmen: Unveiling Repression in Iraq


Friday, 20th September 2013, 14.00-16.00
Palais des Nations, room XXIV
Geneva, Switzerland
Iraqi Turkmen: Unveiling Repression in Iraq

On behalf of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and the Nonviolent Radical Party, you are cordially invited to attend the parallel event “Iraqi Turkmen: Unveiling Repression in Iraq”, which will take place in Room XXIV at Palais des Nations, Geneva, on the 20th of September 2013, 14.00-16.00.

This event will serve as a platform for raising awareness about the current human rights situation with respect to the Iraqi Turkmen. There will be a specific focus on Land Grabbing and Extrajudicial Killings. Historically, land grabbing was one of the major assimilationist tools used by the Ba’ath Regime in Iraq and the consequences of the land grabs can still be felt today. This policy of assimilation followed by massacres directed at the Turkmen community has led to the decay of Turkmen civil society; this event is designed to inform the public of the issues concerning land grabbing and extrajudicial killings faced by the Iraqi Turkmen. This event will also provide a platform for discussion on the future of, and the injustices suffered by the Iraqi Turkmen.

Confirmed speakers include:

Ms. Sundus Abbas – Iraqi Turkmen Front Representative to the United Kingdom;
Mr. Dirk Adriaensens – Coordinator of SOS Iraq and Member of the Executive Committee of the BRussells Tribunal;
Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Sirkeci – Professor of Transnational Studies and Marketing at Regent’s University London and Director of Regent's Centre for Transnational Studies.


Registration is now closed.

The event will be moderated by a representative of the Nonviolent Radical Party

More information on the event will be available soon on our website and on our Facebook page.



Remha Kiros at [email protected]