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Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan
Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan

Author(s): Karol Wasilewski
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy, Geopolitics, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: PISM Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Kurds; Turkey; Iraq; Middle East
Summary/Abstract: Although the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is one of Turkey’s closest partners, Ankara disapproved of this week’s independence referendum. Yet, Turkey did not take actions that would have forced the Iraqi Kurds to postpone or cancel the vote. That suggests Turkish politicians’ stance on the referendum was dictated by domestic political considerations and will harden only if the situation with Iraqi Kurdistan constitutes a threat to Turkey’s territorial integrity.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English