Of "May Peace Prevail on Earth"
The Turkmen (sometimes spelled Turkomen, Turcoman, and
Turkman) are one of the largest ethnic groups in Iraq. Some sources state that
they are evenly split between Sunni and Shia Islam by faith.
Some think that the Turkmen of Iraq are a distinct ethnic
group from the Turkmen in Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Iran, but others dispute
this. What is of interest here is how, one way or the other, they are spread
across the borders of those nations.