Monday, August 25, 2003

The Independent reports on clashes between Kurds and Turkomen in Kirkuk, in which at least 11 people were killed.

When I was in Northern Iraq the main argument the Kurds used for keeping Turkish forces out was that the two ethnic groups lived peacefully side by side -- and the Turkomen minority didn't need "protection" from the Turks.

However, as the two sides jostle for power in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, it seems tensions are beginning to boil over.


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