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The Demographic Puzzle and the Kurds

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Submitted by Sophia (United States), May 15, 2007 at 12:40

I'm wondering what - if anything - this all has to do with the Kurds, who comprise a major percentage of the population in Northeastern Anatolia?

Also, if the Iraq war has affected attitudes toward America and also probably contributed to antisemitism, how has the movement for Kurdish independence affected the political process discussed above? Could this in itself destabilize Turkey? Would this have any bearing at all on the power of Islamist parties or is it a completely distinct issue?

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