Murat Cem Mengüç
Judging from the front
pages of popular media outlets, one would think the conflict in Syria is a domestic
problem of a sovereign nation, support of which have divided the UN into
two camps. However, the most significant outcome of this conflict may be the
emergence of a brand new country, Kurdistan. During the
recent weeks, the possibility (or for many the dream) of an independent country
for the Kurdish people came closer to reality. Presently, northern
Syria is witnessing the emergence of an independent Kurdish region, at
least one Kurdish
town in Turkey has become a battle ground where the Kurdish separatists are
trying to free it from the Republic, and there has been speculations of an independent Kurdish government in old Iraq for a long time. For the news rooms in the east and
west, this may be a hard to imagine script, but for the Kurdish men and women
on the ground, it seems a reality. Looks like it is time to speak about the
pink elephant in the room.
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