" How serious is Turkey on its Kirkuk claim ?
Source : The New Anatolian, 20-01-2007
The developments regarding Kirkuk are likely to shape Turkey’s domestic politics in the coming days. Western observers are skeptical about the prospects of a materialization of Turkish nationalist discourse on northern Iraq. In other words, despite the rhetoric, Western observers think that given the political reality on the ground, Turkey’s ability to interfere with the region should Kirkuk become a part of the regional Kurdish government following the referendum scheduled for late this year is extremely limited."
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