London.-this weekend Turkey bombed Kurdish villages in northern Iraq warned that it could send troops there. What happened can generate a greater crisis in the Middle East. Kurdistan is the nation without the world’s largest state. There are 25 million Kurds spread across Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Syria and the former Soviet Union. The only of all those countries where Kurds have achieved autonomy is in Iraq. The President of Iraq is Kurdish Jalal Talabani and prevailing in the North of the Republic, the flag and Kurdish language.
Turkey is who more suspicion has this as their Republic is the one that most Kurds has (the same that there dominate its Southeast and can exceed 10 million people). The Ottoman Empire, which traditionally encouraged religious, and linguistic diversity during the World War I (1914-18) was radically changing its policy toward one that fosters ethnic homogeneity. His country, who hosted the second Rome (Constantinople) and two of the most ancient Christian communities (the Armenian and) the Orthodox), ended up getting rid of almost all of its non-Muslim population in 1915-23. First they exterminated a million and a half Armenians and then drove more than one million Greeks who lived on its shores from three millennia ago. The only sizeable minority who spoke another language has been that of the Kurds. Officially Ankara regarded as another Turkic tribe although the language you speak it seems more like one in Europe or India than to his own. The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) began a separatist insurgency, more than 35,000 people have already died in the war since 1984. One of the factors that is preventing Turkey from the European Union (EU) is the way in which it treats its minorities. The EU would like to Ankara to continue the way in Madrid or London by solving the conflict offering certain linguistic, cultural and territorial autonomy to the Kurds.