Kirkuk between Kurds and successive Iraqi governments
By Awad Mohammed Ameen (Member of Kirkuk Provincial Council)
23 July 2009
When looking at the problem of Kirkuk, from modern political and historical perspectives, there should be a return to 1920 when the Iraqi state was founded after the First World War.
The British appointed Prince Faisal bin Al-Sharif Hussein (member of the Hashemite dynasty in the Hijaz) king of the new state to honor and reward their efforts in fighting against the Ottoman Empire during the years (1916-1919). Until then, the political boundaries of the Iraqi state was nor formed; Iraq was composed of the two Wilayats (region) of Baghdad and Basrah.
Full article that Awad Mohammed Ameen presented at a conference in Athens: