July 1, 2014

Is Turkey's Partition Inevitable?

Michael Rubin, Commentary

The Associated Press

World turmoil in 2014 increasingly recalls that of one hundred years ago as national aspirations and trans-national ambitions set the world on a path to war. I do not suggest that the world is on the verge of a catastrophe such as that unleashed when an assassin’s bullet struck down Archduke Ferdinand just over a century ago, but rather that forces now at work could fundamentally remake the map.

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TAGGED: Turkey, Kurds, Kurdistan


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