Voices from the Arab press: Weekly selection and analyses from Arab media

The Lebanese people are busy complaining about the disintegration of their society, yet they refuse to take action against the source of this threat.

By MEDIA LINE
September 28, 2017 14:47
Voices from the Arab press: Weekly selection and analyses from Arab media

Kurds celebrate to show their support for the independence referendum in Duhok, Iraq, September 26, 2017.. (photo credit: REUTERS)

TURKEY, IRAN – AND KURDISH INDEPENDENCE
Al-Quds al-Arabi, London, September 21

“As Iraq’s Kurds geared up and prepared for their referendum on independence, several actors in the region were keeping a close watch on the developments in Erbil. Indeed, many political pundits believe that the establishment of an independent Kurdish state will change the face of the region in years to come, affecting not only Iraq, but other countries in the Middle East.

“The resistance against the referendum is understandable. It consists of two main groups. The first are those who reject Kurdish independence altogether for ideological reasons. This includes countries like Iraq, Turkey, Iran and Syria. The second are those who do not oppose the Kurdish self-determination movement per se, but rather fear the consequences of a Kurdish declaration of independence. Given this reality, there is no doubt that any Kurdish action will be met with fierce resistance.

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