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see TurkmenistanTurkmenistan
, republic (2015 est. pop. 5,565,000), 188,455 sq mi (488,100 sq km), central Asia. It borders on Afghanistan and Iran in the south, Uzbekistan in the east and northeast, Kazakhstan in the northwest, and the Caspian Sea in the west.
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Kurds and Turkomans claimed Kirkuk as a cultural capital.
But Turkey also has plans to intervene to protect the Turkoman community living in Kirkuk, Mosul, Tal Afar and other cities in the petroleum-rich north.
Fadel al-Hiyali, better known as Abu Muslim al-Turkmani, an Iraqi Turkoman from Tal Afar, was reportedly ISIS' Iraqi governor and military leader.
Saddam's Sunni/Ba'thist dictatorship tried to alter the demographics of Kirkuk and these regions by driving Kurdish, Assyrian and Turkoman families from them.
And it could improve the prospects of security for Kurdistan and establish trust with the neighboring communities of Sunni Arabs, Turkomans and Shiites in Iraq.
Today Kirkuk resembles Baghdad in miniature, with shops shuttered in the normally teeming downtown market area, and Arabs, Kurds, Turkomans and Chaldo-Assyrians hunkered down in neighborhoods which, while not entirely segregated, are distinctly hostile to members of whatever community happens to be the minority.
Arabs and Kurds would likely be concerned with the situation of Arabs and Turkomans who might reside in a Kurdish state.
Indeed, it is difficult to imagine the Kurds and Sunnis and Christians and Turkomans ever working together.
We want it to reflect all the components and parts of Iraq: Arabs, Kurds, Turkomans, Shia, Sunni, Muslim or Christian.
It wants its linguistic/ethnic kin in that region, the Iraqi Turkomans, to be fairly represented in a future government.
Other comments are incomplete and even misleading, such as "The Turkomans came from Turkestan north of Khurasan and Persia" (p.