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Kurds in the Middle

Caught between Iran and Turkey, with nowhere to hide.

Oct 25, 2010, Vol. 16, No. 06 • By JONATHAN SPYER
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Whether or not Turkey and Iran’s budding relationship represents a new strategic alliance with ambitions stretching beyond the scope of rocky, blighted Qandil, its most vivid expression currently is the coordinated threat of Iranian cannons and Turkish bombers, laying waste to a bleak mountain region of northern Iraq. Here the Kurds are looking down from their strong places in the mountains at two powerful regimes with a common desire to see them subjugated.


Jonathan Spyer is a senior researcher at the Global Research in International Affairs Center in Israel. His book The Transforming Fire: The Rise of the Israel-Islamist Conflict will be published in November



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