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The Kurds and Turkey

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Sep 30, 2014 at 12:15

Michael you wrote

I dare say the Turks will choose the latter, because I mistrust them completely;

No sane person should trust the Turks with their sordid and bloody history. And no the Turks would not want to see a Kurdish state created but I would add here the Kurds should understand that neither the West nor the US care about the creation of a Kurdish state either not back then and for sure not now

If you want to read about the betrayal of the Kurdish people by the West and the US then read Jonathan Randal's great work: After knowledge what forgivness my encounter with Kurdistan

http://www.amazon.com/After-Knowledge-Forgiveness-Encounters-Kurdistan/dp/0813335809

Yes it was written in 1998 but it still is very good reading.

I recall one of my professors who was Kurdish telling me that he has no doubt that if the Ottoman Empire did not end the next ethnic group on the agenda of the Turks for one more genocide would have been the Kurds and I believe him

As for the Iranians do not forget that Iranian culture is very inclusive which is the exact opposite of the very insecure Turkish culture


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