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ضةند ويَنةيةكي ديَريني شاري  بابةطورطور
The Ancient city of Kirkuk
View 1957 Census of the Population of Iraq

 

قةلاَي كةركوك

 

view map of Kirkuk area

نةخشةي كةركووك

Kirkuk is considered to the Kurds as The Heart of Kurdistan. Its the biggest city in south Kurdistan.

 THE HISTORIC CITADEL WAS BUILT BY AKADIANS ABOUT 5.000 YEARS AGO BUT WAS DESTROYED BY BRUTAL SADDAM HUSSEIN IN 1998,IT CONTAINS THE WORLDS BIGGEST OILFIELDS THAT EQUALLS MORE THAN %10 OF THE TOTAL WORLDS OIL RESERVES, ITS KURDISH POPULATION HAS BEEN UNDER INCREASING OPPRESSION, HARRASSMENTS AND ETHNIC CLEANSING AND WERE SUBJECTED TO AN ORGANISED EXPELLING FROM THE CITY AND REPLACED BY THE ARABS LOYAL TO THE DEPOSED SADDAM'S REGIME AND THEIR PROPERTIES WERE CONFISCATED. THOSE REFUGEES NEED INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMELAND.

The Ottoman Empire have placed many loyal Turkomen families which are mainly of Kurdish origin in and around the city and all way long the road to Persia to secure the Trading route to Persia.

Since the Baathists gained power on 1963, the city has become a subject for Arabisation that cleared the way for the ruling party officials and the security forces the right to arrest, prosecute or expell all those who are not loyal to the ruling Baath party.The total population of the city is estimated at 800.000. in the nineteen sixties the Kurds formed around 68% of the population the rest were Turkmens, Assyrians, Armenian minorities and Arab normads. The officials have sanctioned the employment of Kurds in govermental sectors and has already cleared the Oil company from Kurdish nationals. Since 1996 the ruling regime has come out with a new law called the "The law of the correction of the nationality registration" by which all the Kurds had to register as Arabs. otherwise they will be sanctioned from all government services and subjects to mass expulsions from their homeland and their properties were confiscated and later auctioned to Arabs. Since late eighties all Kurds were banned from buying properties in the City. There are estimated 300.000 refugees in Sulaimaniya and Arbil only. Tens of thousans were sent to southern Iraq and around 180.000 are quoted as disappeared since the large barbaric operations of1987/88, called Anfal.
 

View The Gallery of Kirkuk Liberation on 19th March 1991

                 

قةلاَ و قشلَة

 

ويَنةيةكي كوَني ثالَ خاسة

 

ئةحمةد ئاغا  1975

 

مزطةوتي نوور

     

شةربةت فرَؤشيَك 1965

 

ثردي كؤن

 

شةقامي شؤرِش 1970

 

ثردي تةبةقضلي 1975

     

ناو شار

 

بيناي ثاريَزكا 1970

 

ثردي بةردين سالَي 1930

 

 

     

بازارِي بالندة فرِؤشةكان

 

تةكيةي شيَخ جةميل 1960

 

مزطةوتي نوور

 

مزطةوتي نوور

 

   

ناو شار

 

بيناي ثاريَزكا 1970

 

سينةما خةيام

 

قةلاَ 1957

                 

قةلاَ 1958

 

بيناي ثاريَزكا 1970

 

فلكةي ئيمام قاسم

 

ثردي كؤماري 1948

                 

فلكةي ئيمام قاسم

 

قشلَةي كةركوك 1918

 

قشلَة 1940

 

زيَ ي  خاسة 1949

                 

ناو شار

 

بيناي ثاريَزكا 1970

 

كةركووك

 

مزطةوت نوور

                 

سةرا

 

ثردي شةهيدان 1957

 

ثردي شةهيدان

 

1940 ثردي بةردين

                 

قةلاَ 1970

 

ثشت قة لاَ

 

بازارِي قةلاَ

 

ثردي ثاريَزكا

                 

رِوباري خاسة 1964

 

1940 ثردي بةردين

 

تؤث قةلاَ 1964

 

تؤث قلةلاَ 1965

                 

تؤث قلةلاَ 1975

 

طؤرَةثاني دايكي بةهاران

 

قةلاَي كةركوك

 

نةخشةي كةركووك

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