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Turkey VS. Kurdish

To the Turks, they're "Mountain Turks," but the Kurds view themselves as a distinctive ethnic group with only geographic ties to the country in which they live. Their decades-long struggle for an independent Kurdistan on Turkey's eastern border has at times turned deadly, claiming 30,000 lives in the early 1980s. Though the groups have taken steps toward conciliation in recent years, the recent disruption caused by the Iraq War has created a de facto Kurdistan in northern Iraq, once again igniting the hopes of Kurds—and the fears of Turks.

Added: Feb-25-2008 
By: FreeKurd
Iraq, Middle East
Tags: Kurd, Kurdistan, Iraq, Turk, Turkey, Iran, Syria, PKK, Freedom,
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