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A new reality: Kurdish statehood

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However Turkey would like to perceive it, and despite Turkey’s great efforts, a Kurdish reality has been created in northern Iraq over the past two decades.

Is there anyone who remember the operation “Poised Hammer” or the “No-fly zone” in that region to protect the Kurds from the wrath of Saddam Hussein, the ruthless dictator of Iraq? Who was behind those efforts?

The Americans, the Israelis, Germany, Britain and so on. What happened eventually? A Kurdish zone was consolidated and was aided in transforming itself into an autonomous area as described – but never implemented by Saddam – in the Iraqi constitution – gaining a new and strengthened status with the “democratized Iraq.” Now it is heading toward a declaration of statehood.

A similar process is continuing in northern Syria, along the Turkish border, nowadays. In the northern Syrian border region, it has been the Russians and the Bashar al-Assad’s ruthless regime that have been helping the Syrian Democratic Party (PYD) and its People’s Protection Units (YPG) carve out a self-controlled secure region, even as the rest of Syria is in flames. There are also intelligence reports........

© Hürriyet Daily News