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On Turkey’s air strikes on the Kurds

“The air strikes launched by Turkey against Kurdish bases across the border [in Iraq’s Kursish region] are part of a misguided strategy aimed at eliminating an entire people.

“Turkish leaders now seem to have discarded dialogue in favour of what has been described as a “Tamil solution” to the Kurdish question. This will lead to disaster for the country and more death and destruction for a region that is already in flames.”

- Peace in Kurdistan Campaign. See full text here.

Iraqi politicians in Baghdad have joined Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) officials in condemning several days of Turkish air strikes on Kurdish rebel bases that have hit border villages in Iraq.

Turkey aircraft struck in 85 places in one 24 hour period alone this week, AFP reports.

Peace in Kurdistan Campaign is an advocacy group for a political solution of the Kurdish question.

Its patrons include Lord Avebury, Lord Rea, Lord Dholakia, Baroness Sarah Ludford MEP, Jean Lambert MEP, Alyn Smith MEP, Hywel Williams MP, Elfyn Llwyd MP, John Austin, Gareth Peirce, Julie Christie, Noam Chomsky, Edward Albee, Margaret Owen OBE, Mark Thomas, and Bairbre de Brún MEP