Iraqi Turkmen Front re-elects Hasan Turan as party leader


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SULAIMANI — The Iraqi Turkmen Front (ITF) re-elected Hasan Turan as head of the movement during its second annual congress in Kirkuk on Monday (May 23), Anadolu Agency (AA) said.

A source from the ITF leadership told NRT members of the conference unanimously decided to remove the former leader of the movement, Arshad Salihi, from the ranks of the leadership.

Salihi had neglected to take part as a regular member of the party, the source informed NRT, adding that the former leader had attributed his absence to the fact that he chooses to remain in Baghdad and continue the policy of the Turkmen Front in the Iraqi capital.

Turan had previously replaced Salihi as leader of the ITF in March 2021, according to AA.

The Turkmen Front held its second annual congress in Kirkuk on Monday where it amended several internal laws and elected new members of the movement’s political bureau.

The ITF amended several internal laws in its congress on Monday and elected 12 members of its political bureau. The party holds eight seats in the Iraqi parliament, according to AA.

(NRT Digital Media)