Es­tab­lish­ment of Kur­dis­tan: night­mare that could come true

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Known as a pres­ti­gious source of po­lit­i­cal anal­y­sis, the Ger­man mag­a­zine Zenith pub­lished the im­age last week in its July-Au­gust is­sue. The head­line al­luded to Kur­dis­tan: “Can this coun­try still be pre­vented?”

The mag­a­zine ran a cover show­ing a re­gion that in­cludes Turk­ish cities be­tween Erzu­rum and Gaziantep as part of “Kur­dis­tan.”

This is­sue of Zenith, which deals with po­lit­i­cal, cul­tural and eco­nomic is­sues in the Mus­lim world and the Mid­dle East, asks its read­ers whether the Kur­dish peo­ple came out the win­ners of the Arab Spring. The mag­a­zine ded­i­cated 30 pages to anal­y­sis and re­search ar­ti­cles about Kurds. Writ­ers high­lighted that the sta­tus of the Kur­dish peo­ple in the Mid­dle East im- proved in an “un­con­trol­lable fash­ion” dur­ing the up­ris­ings that have erupted in the re­gion in the last three years. One ar­ti­cle claimed that Kurds, who form the big­gest state­less na­tion in the Mid­dle East, now have a chance to es­tab­lish their own coun­try.

How­ever, the ar­ti­cle added that for coun­tries where Kurds are liv­ing, the es­tab­lish­ment of Kur­dis­tan is a “night­mare” that could come true with the Arab Spring.

Ar­ti­cles in the mag­a­zine also touched on Tur­key's set­tle­ment process, which aims to solve the coun­try's ter­ror­ism prob­lem, Iraqi Kurds' prob­lems with the cen­tral gov­ern­ment in Bagh­dad and the gains of Syr­ian Kurds dur­ing their coun­try's 28-month-old con­flict.

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