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Moment of glory? Kurdish referenda in Iraq, Syria explained

In 2005, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the then-Prime Minister of Turkey, visited Diyarbakir, a city in the country’s south-east and the scene of an ongoing conflict between Turkish authorities and Kurdish separatists, who consider it the unofficial capital of Turkish Kurdistan. Trying to cajole the Kurds, who make up somewhere between 18 and 20% of the Turkish […]

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