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A cry for help from Kurdistan
March 3, 2003 12:52 PM   Subscribe

From the faculty at Salahaddin University in Kurdistan: "We as academic staff for the region's biggest Universities attended by different nations including Kurds, Turkman, Assyrians, Chaldeans and Arabs condemn this terrible threat towards our achievements and legitimate rights and express our complete refusal to any Turkish military intervention into the region's territory and affairs."
posted by Artifice_Eternity (3 comments total)

 
P.S. The letter as posted on their site is a JPEG. It's available in text form here. (Scroll down past the commentary.)
posted by Artifice_Eternity at 12:55 PM on March 3, 2003


Regarding the Turks, it seems that diplomatic clumsiness by Cheney contributed to the situation. This reinforces Marshall's point about the administration's diplomatic incompetence, IMO.

Now that we've publicly tried to sell them out, I wonder how friendly the Kurds will be.
posted by homunculus at 1:49 PM on March 3, 2003




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