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Turkey and Kurdistan

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Submitted by Nazim Cairo (Azerbaijan), Sep 11, 2014 at 09:55

What do you think about some sort of a new Turkish-Kurdish state rather than dismemberment of now stable Turkey. e.g either federation or confederation of Turkish territory with KRG and Syrian Kurdistan. Istanbul has millions of Kurds. Or capital of the confederation be in Diyarbakir rather than Ankara. The KRG vote will dilute AKP seriously, if you are concerned about this.

I don't want prosperity experienced by Kurds in Turkey to be sacrificed by needless war. There is no constitutional mechanism currently in Turkey for a Scotland-like succession but reforms now can start road to devolution.

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Interesting idea.

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