Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The Kurdish Question

For Turkey and Iran, the PKK, a Kurdish terrorist organization has been a issue for decades. Both are currently conducting operations against the PKK along the Iraqi border (and within Iraq on occasion). The maintanence of an Iraqi state is essential to peace in the region because an independent Kurdish state would not be acceptable to Turkey or Iran.

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Blogger Three Score and Ten or more said...

It is hard to understand, over here how pervasive that anti-Kurdish feeling can be, but to travel through Turkey as a tourist, sensing real generosity and hospitality and then to sense the deep emotion that comes at the mention of the "Kurdish problem" is a real shock.

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