Friday, November 28, 2008

The Kurds and AKP: the end of an affair?

The election of Obama to the US presidency may well mean a shift of USpolicy in Iraq in the near future. This will inevitably involve Iraqi Kurdsand Turkey. Finding common ground with Iraqi Kurds in the framework of apost-conflict Iraq solution will be a golden opportunity for Turkey toundercut the lifeline of the PKK. To achieve this, though, the AKP governmentneeds to deliver on its promised and forgotten political reform agenda and,thus, contribute to the isolation of the PKK from the bulk of Turkey's Kurdish population


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