U.S. intel report sees Kurdistan dividing Turkey

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Washington, DC, United States (4E) – A U.S. intelligence report released Tuesday predicted the division of Turkey with the formation of a Kurdish state in the Middle East.

The National Intelligence Council’s Office of the Director of National Intelligence report called “Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds” said the division may happen until 2030.

Currently, Kurds in Turkey fighting for a separate homeland are in the offensive since July led by the separatist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The group is regarded a terrorist organization by the U.S., Turkey and European Union.

The predicted Kurdistan may include Kurdish regions in Iraq, Syria and Iran, according to the report.

The NIC publishes a new edition of Global Trends every four years, in a presidential election year, to assist the next – in this case the returning – administration in its strategic review.

This is the fifth edition of Global Trends beginning with “Global Trends 2010.” As with previous reports, it does not seek to predict the future, but instead provides a framework for thinking about possible futures – assessing key trends and their implications.

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