Friday, July 27, 2012

Reshuffling the table for Erdogan & Barzani

"... The developments in Kurdish areas, however, suggest no matter who wins the civil war, the fighting is shifting the politics of Syria and its neighbours in ways that cannot be predicted.
The establishment of a Kurd-ruled zone inside Syria has long been a goal of the Kurdish population. Leaders of the anti-Assad opposition have said they would oppose such a zone, and Kurdish fighters have said they would not allow the Free Syrian Army to operate in the region.
Turkey fears a Syrian Kurdish state run by the PKK will radicalise its own Kurds, who number 12 million of its population of 74 million. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of Syrian Kurdish fighters have taken part in PKK raids inside Turkey over the years...."

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