Kerkük'e Gireriz (we will enter Kerkuk)
- Will Turkey intervene?
More than a year ago, all the Turkmen eyes and eras were turned
towards the north in the hope that one day they will wake up to see
Turkish soldiers patrolling the streets of Kerkuk. They slept and
daydreamed of a peaceful Kerkuk free of the bandits. This dream was
short lived and instead, the street are now filled with PKK and
other Kurdish terrorists eager to murder, kidnap and loot. Is this
another dream the Turkmen are about to fall into? When will we learn
These are strong words. Are they meant to scare Talabani and
Barazani, while the two continue destroying the fabric of the
society in Kerkuk? Or are they meant to calm the fears of the
Turkmen, who and with every passing day wakeup to see the fabric of
their society being destroyed and their land carved away and
distributed to aliens coming from far a field (Iran, Syria, etc),
yet each one with document in hand declaring him/her a `Kerkukli'
NO. The Turkmen shouldn't breathe the sigh of relief. Not this time.
Words don't mean a thing, especially from those who have been such a
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