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Iraqi Kurd Leader Warns PKK


http://gdb.rferl.org/F045BB98-241F-4CC8-B3DF-3654DEC48752_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/F045BB98-241F-4CC8-B3DF-3654DEC48752_mw800_mh600.jpg A Kurdish protester holds a PKK flag at a demonstration in Istanbul in April (epa) May 5, 2006 -- A top Iraqi Kurdish official today warned rebels from the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) not to use Iraq as a base from which to wage war on Turkey or Iran.


The warning by Imad Ahmad, deputy prime minister of Al-Sulaimaniyah province, comes amid tensions between Iraqi Kurds and Iran and Turkey, which have been battling separatist Kurdish militants.


(AFP)

Iraq's Kurdish Region

KURDISH AWAKENING: The ethnic Kurdish region in the northern part of Iraq has struggled in recent years to reestablish its cultural and political identity after decades of oppression under the regime of deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. In December, RFE/RL correspondent Charles Recknagel traveled to this area and filed several reports:

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