Sunday, June 24, 2007

Kurdistan


Although I sympathize with the Kurds regarding their culture, language and tradition (please: no honor killing, which sounds more like horror killing), I don't sympathize with a guerrilla group as the PKK. In fact, Europe suffered a lot in the seventies and eighties of the last century because of these kind of organizations (RAF, Beider Meinhoff Gruppe, Rote Army etc.)
I came across an article which shows the 'New Kurdistan', which is outrageous.
Both Armenians and Kurds are claiming the same land. Also, Syria, Iran, Turkey and Iraq will lose territory.
Their map is ridiculous. And as long as Europe doesn't want to see the intentions of the PKK, their goals will be alive. Yes, the PKK is still alive and kicking.

4 comments:

Emre Kizilkaya said...

And so funny. Especially the fact that they barely added this little bit near the sea, just to have a port in Mediterrenean. Around Hatay province, which has never been a Kurdish land in the history.

It reminds me off extreme nationalist Turkish maps, "Turan," which consists of all former Ottoman territories, as well as all ancient Turkish lands in Middle Asia to Siberia and even Yellow Sea.

Hans A.H.C. de Wit said...

Emre,
We agree at least on this one..))
Ever heard about the 'Curse of Turan'?
Pretty well alive in Hungary...
kindest

Emre Kizilkaya said...

No, Hans, I didn't hear about it before. What's that? What about Hungary? I have a special interest for Hungary.

Gulay said...

looks like the Woodrow Wilson plan to me that is the US president at the time of the 1919 Paris Peace Talks and generator of the 14 points and League of Nations which contribute so much to the crap that happens in the Balkans, Middle and anywhere generally East of Venice.....this was develkoped of course when the Ottoman Empire was being carved up between the Big 4, UK, France, Italy, US and pre-Ataturk......