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This is the 1st e-book to be essentially directed at examining the evolving option to the Kurdish challenge in Iraq and Turkey. even supposing this answer continues to be carefully fragile, it does signify a strikingly confident destiny that until eventually lately appeared so bleak.

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19 On the other hand, if Turkey were kept out of the EU, it would be more likely to continue to view the Kurdish issue through traditional national security issues hostile to an independent Iraqi Kurdish state. Cast adrift from both the EU and the United States, Turkey would be more likely to seek succor from Syria and Iran, T H E F E D E R A L I S M I M P E R AT I V E 33 both of which remain very hostile to any concept of an independent Iraqi Kurdish state. In addition, the Kurds must avoid having their continuing divisions exploited.

In engineering from Manchester University in Britain and is now over sixty years old. Khaled Salih, a former academic, has become the advisor to KRG prime minister Nechirvan Idris Barzani and is the KRG’s first official government spokesman. D. in politics, speaks excellent English, was a consultant for the Iraqi Reconstruction and Development Council, and served in Kurdistan as a constitutional advisor to the KRG. Kamran Karadaghi, another former journalist with a wealth of experience and able to speak good English as well as Russian, is presently serving as a close advisor to Iraqi president Jalal Talabani.

2) Turkish–KRG economic relations also would help bind the two, with Turkey, of course, as the senior partner. 7 In January 2006, Vakif bank and Akbank (two of Turkey’s largest banks) announced that they would open branches in Irbil, Sulaymaniya, and Dohuk, as well as Kirkuk. 8 From the Turkish point of view, these economic relations with the KRG would diminish Kurdish nationalism by encompassing it within Turkey’s overall Middle Eastern economic initiatives, which also included the Arab states and Israel.

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