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  • Turkey’s Gamble On An Independent Kurdistan: A Play For Iraq's Oil?

    Turkey’s Gamble On An Independent Kurdistan: A Play For Iraq's Oil?

    Since 2003, Turkey has long fretted whether a sovereign Kurdistan could lead to social unrest within its own borders – especially given Turkey’s native Kurd population. Yet with Ankara’s recent announcement of a series of bilateral deals with the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq, everyone's first question now is why would Turkey want to align itself with an Iraqi Kurdish leadership that is clearly making a play to create a sovereign Kurdish state?

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