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    Converting Tuzhurmatu & Talafar into Independent Provinces , New Crisis With Kurds, New Hope For Turkmen

    Baghdad – CNN

    The Iraqi Government approved the transfer of " Tuzhurmatu " in Salah Al-din province and " Talafar " in Al-Mosul Province into two " new" provinces, this action will contribute to the development of the economic, security and social aspects according to the government .
    Mahmoud Othman, member of the Iraqi Parliament (Kurdistan Alliance) said that " this decision will bring a new crisis in Iraq to be added to the series of successive crises , especially between the central government and the Kurdistan region ."
    Othman stressed on that " the Kurds will stand against converting Tuzhurmatu and Talafar into independent provinces, noting that "the decision of the Council of Ministers is illegal because the people of these regions and the local governments refuse to go in this direction .
    The Turkmen Coalition, recently formed under the chairmanship of the President of the Hajj Committee SH. Muhammad Taqi Al- Mawla, called on the Iraqi government to approve the request of converting the two cities into independent provinces .
    Mr. Marwan Al-Bayati, a resident of Tuzhurmatu , said that the people of the city are very pleased with this decision as it will save them from the unfairness and injustice of the local government of Salah Al-Din province.
    Al-Bayati said that the people of " Tuz " had always dreamed of being a part of the province of Kirkuk, but now they have a new hope in having their own province instead of being related to others.
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