Islamic Union of Iraqi Turkoman

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Islamic Union of Iraqi Turkoman

الاتحاد الإسلامي لتركمان العراق
Secretary-GeneralAbbas al-Bayati
Deputy Secretary GeneralJasim Mohammed Jaafar
Founded1991
IdeologyIraqi Turkmen interests
National affiliationState of Law Coalition
Seats in the Council of Representatives of Iraq:
0 / 325
Seats in the local governorate councils:
0 / 440

The Islamic Union of Iraqi Turkoman (or Turkoman Islamic Union, Arabic: الاتحاد الإسلامي لتركمان العراق‎) is a political party in Iraq led by Abbas al-Bayati. It was formed in 1991[1] and participated in discussions with other exile groups before the invasion of Iraq. It is mostly made up of Shiite Iraqi Turkmen.

In the elections in January 2005 and December 2005 it joined with other Shiite parties in the United Iraqi Alliance.

The deputy leader of the party is Jasim Mohammed Jaafar, who was the Minister of Housing and Construction in the 2005 Iraqi Transitional Government and Minister of Youth and Sports in the 2006 government of Nouri al-Maliki.

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