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Turkomans:

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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On March 28, a rock-throwing brawl broke out between Kurds and Turkomans at a technical university in Kirkuk.
The Turkomans and Ankara threatened a full-scale Turkish invasion if the KRG took power.
Reports of suicide bombers swarming into Diyaya - an Iran-bordered area of Sunni, Shi'ite, Kurd and Turkoman communities - killing civilians and security men indiscriminately, shocked the Iraqis who had previously thought those were exclusively the work of AQM.
It was from those areas that Isma'il derived the elite of his army - his most fanatical Ja'faris - men of the Rumlu, Ustajilu, Takkalu, Dhul-Qadar, Warsak, Shamlu, Turkomans, Afshar, Qajar and other Turkoman tribes.
Sunni Arabs and Turkomans in the province strongly oppose Kirkuk ever becoming part of an autonomous Kurdistan, as do some of Ja'fari's Shi'ite allies.
Ansar Al-Islam, a group of mainly Kurdish and Turkoman Wahhabis who include well-trained fighters and suicide bombers, was founded by a Wahhabi religious man, Mullah Krekar, who has lived in Norway but the Norwegian government recently ordered his deportation.
Reports of suicide bombers swarming into Iraq's north-eastern province of Diyaya - an Iran-bordered area of Sunni, Shi'ite, Kurd and Turkoman communities - killing civilians and security men indiscriminately, shocked the Iraqis who had previously thought those were exclusively the work of AQM.
That will require the Shi'ite PM to work on real reconciliation among the various factions in Iraq, mainly between the Kurds, the Sunni Arabs and the Shi'ite Arabs, as well as the minorities like the Turkomans, the Christians, the Yazidis, etc.
Dramatic demographic changes occurred during Kirkuk's urbanisation in the 20th century, which saw development of distinct ethnic groups: Kurds, Turkomans, Arabs and Assyrians - laying conflicting claims to it and all have their historical accounts and memories to buttress their claims.
Long predicted to replace Erbil as the capital of Kurdistan, Kirkuk is hotly contested by both Shi'ite and Sunni Arabs and Turkomans as their ancestral city which, however, will be very costly to keep after a bloody war.
The Turkomans' two mini-kingdoms were at war: Ak Koyunlu (White Sheep) against Kara Koyunlu (Black Sheep).
The group of Kirkuk's oil producing domes, some 250 km north of Baghdad, is the heart of northern Iraq's oil industry and has a mixed population of Arabs, Kurds, and Turkomans.