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  •  Can you give me sources? (none)
    I'm interested in your claim that Turkish Kurds have been slipping across the border to vote: mainly because my Kurdish pal Z was on the phone Friday night saying how important it was for him to vote to counteract the huge numbers of Iranian Shi'a crossing into Iraq to influence the poll. I like to annoy him so could you give me your source?

    According to Z, the ex-pat voting was one huge celebration and very moving; I haven't the heart to be negative in the face of his enthusiasm and pride. So I'm waiting for the actual results before I start guessing. And I'm hoping for the best.

    •  Source on Turkish Kurds voting in Iraq (none)
      Galloise and not Gauloise? Interesting.

      Here you can read this;

      In Turkey polling went smoothly in Istanbul and Ankara, although exiled Turkmen Iraqis were angry because thousands of Kurds based in Turkey were allowed to vote in Kirkuk, in Iraq.; an oasis of truth.

      by Shockwave on Mon Jan 31, 2005 at 10:00:45 AM PST

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      •  Galloise (none)
        I'm welsh and female i.e. galloise, and I live in Paris. And I'm blonde. And an ex-smoker. It all makes sense if you know me.

        Thanks for the info; but I don't know how much credence to place with the source given, the Iraqi Turkoman Front? This group gets its funding from Ankara scroll down to recommedation 2 and I think Turkey wants to stir the shit here which they have been doing all week. According to this blog "the Kurdish-Turkmen-Arab Brotherhood list of Kirkuk seems to have won the majority of the voters according to Hawlati, a Kurdish newspaper"; I hope this is as good an omen as it sounds in terms of a peaceful solution to the Kirkuk situation.

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