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What’s happening in Iraqi Kurdistan: A new “civil” war for oil ?


Reuters and DW reported earlier this night that Iraqi forces entered the city of Kirkuk in Iraqi on Monday, capturing key government buildings including the Kirkuk governor’s building.

According to Al-Jazeera, the Kurdish Peshmerga command has said the Iraqi government will pay a “heavy price” for its military campaign in Kirkuk, which it described as “a declaration of war against the nation of Kurdistan”.

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Opinion: How the Iraqi Kurdistan referendum could teach us a lesson on the Cyprus issue


written by Costas Mavrides MEP   (S&D &DIKO)
 
The Kurds, an ancient people of more than 30 million,  who have been aggrieved many times and have been subject to massive crimes and displacements are still today persecuted by Erdogan’s regime in Turkey. Due to bitter historical experience, the Kurds repeat a proverb “No friends but the mountains”… where they find shelter.

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