Friday, February 29, 2008

Inside Iraq: Kurdistan

Today's Inside Iraq program on Al Jazeera English (repeating through the weekend; see the website) focused on issues relating to the Kurdish region in the north of Iraq. The Turkish military has withdrawn after significant operations against the PKK, the Kurdish Worker's Party, a group dedicated to creating a unified Kurdistan incorporating Kurd-majority areas in northern Iraq, southern Turkey, and possibly western Iran. However, other issues remain, including allegations that the Iraqi Kurdish regional government has tortured dissidents. Today's spirited discussion featured an official from the KRG and a Kurdish critic living in exile in Britain.

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