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875 TheMightyCE The Israelis have been providing support and [purchasing Kurdish oil for years]( This has been a long time coming.
406 MolecularAnthony What does ISIS and little miss muffet have in common? They both have Kurds in their way
560 two-years-glop Tomorrow's headline: Turkey endorses independent Palestinian state
18 brainiac3397 Just a note here, the area they endorse is the KRG under the current leadership of Barzani. Turkey is also quite friendly with the Barzani-administration and has been supportive of the KRG because the KRG(under Barzani's KDP) is pretty much the only majority Kurdish power that *doesnt* agree with the leftist PYD/PKK/Ocalanist coalition of Kurds(collectively part of the KCK umbrella). Turkey doesn't support the referendum, but considering the relationship they've had with the KRG, it's possible the fear is more out of "if they gain independence, the PKK will be re-invigorated" rather than an outright opposition to the existence of the KRG as an independent entity. I mean, Turkey has ignored Iraq's government in order to support the KRG in some instances, so they're clearly not antagonistic against the KRG directly. It's just that their interests are more a concern than the KRGs since even if the KCK isn't a functional part of the KRG, any kind of successful Kurdish independence would be a symbolic and rallying victory for the KCK. Just Middle Eastern politics at play...
25 EverydayGravitas Is this a way of making sure that no other Arab/Turkish/Iranian/Iraqi state endorses it? Because none of the actors capable of making it a reality want to be on the same page as Israel.
68 Golanthanatos all the problems in the middle east boil down to that last paragraph: >Kurds have sought an independent state since at least **the end of World War One, when colonial powers divided up the Middle East after the collapse of the multi-ethnic Ottoman Empire.**
202 thesite94 If an independent Kurdish state was established I could see it being a large, stable partner in an otherwise tumultuous region. Much like how Israel is for the US/ NATO
6 adam_demamps_wingman Along with very, very long runways pointed directly at Iran.
23 focaltraveller This puts Iran, Turkey in a bind, and on the offensive which was the whole point of endorsing this. It was the next step for Israel and US after the wind down proxy war in Syria. The game continues.