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Kurdistan - changing situation

 
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Mikalina



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:29 pm    Post subject: Kurdistan - changing situation Reply with quote

I thought the Kurds' referendum, as it was non-binding, would be just tolerated and then ignored, as per....

...but the Iraqi government have just ordered troops into Kirkuk and Turkish and Iraqi forces are running joint military exercises on the Turkish border.

A lot of what is called Iraqi forces are Shi'ite militia and, of course, the majority of Kurds are Sunni.......

I don't think the area of Kurdistan (except perhaps Suli) will be safe now...
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scot47



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a war zone. Do not go there.
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Fareastbelfast



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in Kurdistan right now. I think we are generally more concerned about being trapped here rather than direct military action.
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Siobhan 22



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Trapped' might be apt. Based in eastern Kurdistan since late Aug though with the referendum and the death of the ex-Iraqi president Talibani (a Kurd) classes have not started yet - basically a 2-month holiday on full pay.

We can leave Kurdistan on a domestic flight to Baghdad but there would be insuperable problems returning to Baghdad to Kurdistan due to visa issues.


As for Kurdistan being a 'war zone' - spectacularly ill informed remark.
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