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Turkey: Will Ankara Tolerate a KRG Independence Referendum?

Ankara’s regional Kurdish grand strategy has recently been undergoing a very important transition, with domestic drivers constituting one key factor. On 27 December the Democratic Society Congress (DTK), the umbrella organization for all pro-Kurdish civil society initiatives, declared unilateral “democratic autonomy.” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blasted the DTK’s autonomy declaration as “treason,” warning that Peoples’ Democracy Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtas was “creating all the reasons” for his party to be disbanded. Horizon understands that…


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