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Title Confidence building between Turks and Iraqi Kurds / project director: David L. Phillips
Published Washington, DC : Atlantic Council of the United States, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 29 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Executive summary -- Identifying interests: Turkish views and interests ; Iraqi Kurdish views and interests -- Iraqi views and interests ; Iranian views and interests ; U.S. views and interests ; European views and interests -- Building on history: Kurds in Turkey ; Kurds in Iraq -- Building future cooperation: Promoting economic ties between Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan ; Fostering cooperation on energy development and transport ; Resolving the status of Kirkuk peacefully ; Enhancing good governance and minority rights in Iraqi Kurdistan ; Addressing the PKK's presence in Iraqi Kurdistan ; Diminishing public support for the PKK -- Conclusion
Summary "Findings and recommendations in this report -- Confidence Building between Turks and Iraqi Kurds-- draw on discussions during the Washington meeting of Turks and Iraqi Kurds on April 13-15, 2009, as well as information and views gathered during research and a recent trip by the author to Turkey and Iraq. Future meetings are anticipated in Istanbul and Erbil. The Istanbul meeting, planned for September 2009, will expand the core group of Turks and Iraqi Kurds and will include briefings to media representatives from Turkey and Iraq. Joint task forces are envisioned on (i) trade/investment, (ii) energy development/transport, and (iii) environmental/water issues. The task forces will identify areas for collaborative work integrating the interests of Turks and Iraqi Kurds. Participants agreed that a shared future between Turks and Iraqi Kurds is essential to mitigating conflict and ensuring peace and prosperity in the region. To this end, the report assesses the views and interests of Iraqis, Iraqi Kurds, regional players and other major stakeholders as the basis for cooperation when interests overlap and preventing conflict when they diverge. Since interests are shaped by history, the report considers the history of Kurds in Turkey and in Iraq. The report also evaluates opportunities for collaboration, and flash-points for conflict escalation between Iraqis, as well as between Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan. While the region remains volatile, the report notes significant progress in Turkey-KRG relations as a result of constructive dialogue between officials from both sides over the past year."--Atlantic Council website
Notes "June 2009."
Title from title screen (viewed on Nov. 4, 2009)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Ethnic attitudes -- Iraq -- Kurdistān
Ethnic attitudes -- Iraq
Ethnic attitudes -- Turkey
International cooperation
Peace-building
Diplomatic relations.
Ethnic attitudes.
International cooperation.
Peace-building.
Iraq -- Foreign relations -- Turkey
Kurdistan -- Foreign relations -- Turkey
Turkey -- Foreign relations -- Iraq -- Kurdistān
Iraq -- Kurdistān.
Iraq.
Middle East -- Kurdistan.
Turkey.
Form Electronic book
Author Phillips, David L
Atlantic Council of the United States