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Turkey: Keeping Iraq's Kurds in Check

MIN READMar 23, 2009 | 18:31 GMT

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Turkish President Abdullah Gul traveled to Iraq on March 23. Though both sides are emphasizing a new era of Turkish-Kurdish cooperation, a number of core issues are simmering beneath the surface. The Iraqi Kurds are in a race against time to hold onto whatever autonomy they have achieved since the fall of Saddam Hussein, while the Turks are carefully waiting in their ongoing efforts to keep Kurdish ambitions in check....

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