Analysts: Turkey May Pay Heavy Price for Iraqi Kurdish Leader’s Resignation

Source:Voice of America Date:31Oct2017

Be careful what you wish for is the subtitle  of this VoA article, which also quote me. Barzani is gone, but it is too early for Ankara to uncork that celebratory  champaign.  His replacement

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The Kurdish referendum threatens to explode the region’s struggle over nationalism

Source:Middle East Eye Date:08Sep2017

A wise and in-depth analysis of the consequences of the Kurdish independence referendum. It will trigger repercussions in the entire troubled geography, but  the bigger problem is the unsettled

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Ignoring Tillerson’s Call For Postponement, Iraqi Kurds Vow To Hold Independence Referendum On Sept. 25

Source:Western Journalism Date:15Aug2017

Iraq seems to be heading toward a serious conflict over the Kurdish plan to hold a referendum on the establishment of an independent Kurdish state in the north of the country. Trouble could also

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Turkey’s Syria problem escalates

Source:TRT World Date:18Jul2017

Syrian opposition group Free Syrian Army (FSA) launched an offensive against Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), also fighting against the regime and Daesh, on Monday in northern Syria as violence

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Iraqi and foreign reactions to Kurdish referendum plan

Source:Rudaw Date:10Jun2017

From Turkey’s perspective, the declaration by Iraqi Kurds to hold an independence referendum is yet another “Houston, we have a problem” moment.

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