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Text of report in English by Turkish newspaper Today's Zaman website on 13 October
[Column by Ihsan Dagi: "The PKK as a Burden on Iraqi Kurds"]
It is time for the regional Kurdish administration to stop using the PKK as a bargaining chip against Turkey; it is not a time for the Kurdish people of Iraq to side with the PKK out of Kurdish sentimentality. While the former produces no advantages and incites the animosity of Turkey and pressures of the US, the latter ignores the fact that the PKK threatens to undo the gains Iraqi Kurds have made through their long struggle.
What Iraqi Kurds have today, after decades of struggle, is certainly worth preserving …