Amerika Moves to Secure Kurdish Statehood

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It is no secret that the united $tates has been warming up to the possibility of a Kurdish state, primarily in Iraq and Syria (and depending how far the relationship with Turkey deteriorates, perhaps in that country as well), and has been working alongside Kurdish nationalists in Iran for decades now. Until recently they have remained conveniently aloof when faced with the question of setting up an independent Kurdish state in any of the four countries that contain a large native Kurdish population: Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey. With the prominence of Kurdish forces in both Iraq and Syria in combating the Islamic State and proving themselves vital allies to western interests, united $tates is solidifying its position on the Kurdish question. This has only been intensified by the announcement that, in October of this year, the Iraqi Kurdish government will be hosting a referendum for the independence of Kurdish…

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