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Turkey and Iraq [electronic resource] : the perils (and prospects) of proximity / by Henri J. Barkey.

Author/Creator:
Barkey, Henri J.
Publication:
Washington, DC (1200 17th Street NW) : U.S. Institute of Peace, [2005]
Format/Description:
Government document
Book
23 p. : digital, PDF file
Series:
Special report (United States Institute of Peace) ; 141.
Special report ; no. 141
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Other Title:
At head of title: Iraq and its neighbors
Perils and prospects of proximity
Subjects:
Turkey -- Foreign relations -- Iraq.
Kurds -- Turkey.
Kurds -- Iraq.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Kurds.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web from USIP web site. Address as of 7/25/05: http://www.usip.org/pubs/specialreports/sr141.html; current access available via PURL.
Summary:
Throughout the 1990s, Turkey was the anchor in the containment of Saddam Hussein's Iraq by the United States. The unpredictable set of events unleashed by Operation Iraqi Freedom has unnerved both Turkish decision makers and the public alike. The U.S.-led coalition's operation in Iraq has also upended Turkey's fundamental interests in Iraq, which are fourfold: (1) Prevent the division of Iraq along sectarian or ethnic lines that would give rise to an independent or confederal Kurdish state (with the oil-rich city of Kirkuk as its capital), thus supporting aspiratins for a similar entity in Turkey's own extensive Kurdish population. (2) Protect Turkish-speaking Turkmen minority, which resides primarily in northern Iraq. (3) Eliminate the Kurdistan Workers' Party, the Turkish Kurdish insurgent movement, which has sought refuge in the northeast of Iraq following its defeat in 1999. (4) Prevent the emergence of a potentially hostile nondemocratic fundamentalist Iraqi state.
Notes:
Title from title screen (viewed July 25, 2005).
"July 2005."
GPO Cataloging Record Distribution Program (CRDP).
Includes bibliographical references.
Contributor:
United States Institute of Peace.
OCLC:
61134660