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Turkey and Iran flatly reject the possibility of an independent Kurdish mega-state; even uniting Syrian and Iraqi Kurds in a smaller entity will be difficult (source: macpixxel for GIS)

As Kurdish influence grows, statehood is still distant

War and chaos in Syria and Iraq have catapulted the Kurdish minorities in those countries into a position of unprecedented influence and even military power. Turkey is meanwhile waging a counterinsurgency campaign against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the country’s southeast, while Iran’s relations with the Kurds and other national minorities remain tense. ...

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