Here's some old news that's relevant to this discussion, Doctor..<quoted text>
there are many kurds here in Istanbul, but they dont riot, cause violence. why? because they are now used to live in a big city, they have their job, their personal car, a girlfriend, a nice house. or at least the possibility, the dream of these stuff. in the eastern lands of my country, where kurds are highly populated, thats why there is chaos. because they dont have those stuff to look forward to. if you give these people a purpose they would not be violent. thats how the kurds in major cities arent violent. why should they? solution is simple. turkey will suspend all its army budget and invest in those lands. israel do the same to palestinians. i assure you when those people see they are being treated in a nice hospital and get educated in a university, they will give up their weapons. thats how there is no chaos in istanbul. we have kurds here too, but they are city people now :)
we should adapt the same city life to other regions.(worldwide)
TURKEY has sent up to 10,000 troops into northern Iraq to hunt down Kurdish guerillas, despite earlier warnings from the United States against such a ground offensive.
"A land operation is a whole new level," a US deputy assistant Secretary of State, Matthew Bryza, said in Brussels yesterday.
In October, shortly before Turkey's parliament approved such a cross-border offensive, the US President, George Bush, said: "We are making it very clear to Turkey that we don't think it is in their interest to send troops into Iraq."
Mr Bush met the Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in November, and they agreed to boost intelligence sharing on the activities of the Kurdish guerilla group PKK.
Mr Bryza said the US had since been co-operating with Turkey in providing intelligence on PKK positions so Turkey could minimise civilian casualties during air attacks. He said the land incursion was "not the greatest news".
The US military said it was aware that Turkish ground forces had entered northern Iraq for an operation of "limited duration" and had given assurances it would do everything possible to avoid civilian casualties.
Turkey said its troops would return home "in the shortest time possible after its goals have been achieved".
#In Baghdad, the Iraqi Foreign Minister, Hoshiyar Zebari, said his Government was unaware of the offensive.
The European Union said Turkey should refrain from any disproportionate military action. Britain urged Ankara to leave Iraqi territory as early as possible.
Turkey says it has the right under international law to hit PKK rebels who shelter in northern Iraq and mount attacks in Turkey.
We got to do what we got to do..
Sounds all too familiar, right?