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Turkish Kurds See Iraq As an Inspiration

For Ramazan, an elderly Kurdish businessman, the recent battles between masked Kurdish youths and Turkish police have rekindled a dream — the creation of an autonomous zone for his people in Turkey, much like the one carved out of Iraq. But that dream is Turkey’s worst nightmare. While Kurds look to northern Iraq for inspiration, Turks see it as an example of what the future could bring: a collapsed central state and a brewing ethnic civil war. Full Story

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