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The Kurds in the changing political map of the Middle East

Michael M Gunter

Abstract

This article examines how the rise of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), the on-going Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) insurgency and current peace negotiations with the Turkish government, and the recently declared autonomy by the Syrian Kurdslargely under the leadership of the Democratic Union Party (PYD)have empowered the Kurds and challenged the existing political map of the Middle East largely established after World War I. At the same time this article also considers the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as one of the other main tipping points changing the Middle East political map. The roles and policies of Turkey and the United States to these transformations are also analysed.

Keywords: Kurds; ISIS; Middle East; politics; Syria; Iraq; KRG; Turkey.

Kurd di xereya siyasya Rojhilata Nav a di guherde

Armanca vgotarew e tehl bike ka duristba Huketa Hera Kurdistan serhildana berdewam a Partiya Karker Kurdistandantandin a?tiyligel huketa Tirkiyey ew otonomiya ku kurd Siyey heyam daw pirandi bin pengiya Partiya Yekiya Demokrat de ragihandin wa kurd bih kirine wa hevsengiya xereya siyasya Rojhilata Nav, ya bi piranli d?erCanyYekem hatiye binecihkirin, xistiye ber birparsyaran. Gotar herwiha baldike ser peydaba Dewleta lamli Iraq Siyeywek xaleke dir a werrxandi guhera xereya siyasya Rojhilata Nav de. Herwiha, dewr siyaset Tirkiye Dewlet Yekgirty Emerayy di barvan guheran de jhatine tehlkirin.

Keywords

Kurds, ISIS, Middle East, politics, Syria, Iraq, KRG, Turkey

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