Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan: A Marriage of Convenience

Given years of Kurdish insurgency inside Turkey and the Turkish military strikes on insurgent territory, Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is an unusual ally for the Turkish government. But in light of KRG’s increasing hostility toward Iraq’s central government and Turkey’s desperation to restore normalcy along its border, circumstances seem to be bringing the two sides together. Economic ties between Iraq’s stable enclave and Turkey are growing, representing a major shift in diplomacy in the region.

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Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.