Al-Sudani: The Turkmen have the constitutional right to government representation
This came during his meeting today in the capital, Baghdad, with the head of the Turkmen Parliamentary Bloc, Representative Arshad al-Salihi, the deputy head of the bloc, Representative Gharib Askar al-Turkmani, and Turkmen representatives Luqman al-Rashidi, Muntaha Qara Koinluwa and Zulekha Elias, according to a statement issued by the bloc.
The statement stated that during the meeting, they discussed the political situation in Iraq, and the ongoing discussions to form a government, where the importance of consolidating the language of dialogue between political forces and presenting the national interest above all considerations was emphasized.
The statement added that the Turkmen bloc emphasized the formation of a strong national government capable of running the country, and also stressed the observance of the national entitlement of the Turkmens and the representation of the Turkmen component in the next government and sovereign positions in the state.
The statement quoted Al-Sudani, as saying during the meeting, that the Turkmen have the constitutional right to government representation and took their leading role in shaping and building the country's future.
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