The Kurdish case

The unilateral declaration of Kurdish autonomy in Turkey was greeted with deadly silence. The world couldn’t care less.

By JERUSALEM POST EDITORIAL
July 23, 2011 23:33
3 minute read.
Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's prime minister

Tayyip Erdogan 311. (photo credit: REUTERS/Murad Sezer)

Few of us may realize it, but 850 delegates from North Kurdistan recently declared democratic autonomy in Amed (Diarbakir), proclaimed as the capital of North Kurdistan. They invited all Kurds to regard themselves as Kurdistani citizens. The area the autonomy claims constitutes a substantial portion of southeastern Turkey.

Ankara waxed furious. The world couldn’t possibly be more oblivious.

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