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Topographic Map of N. Iraq and S. Turkey

The map below shows the rugged nature of the environment in N. Iraq, where the PKK has supplies and people. The PKK has a concentration of bases in the mountains north of Sulaymaniyah. Sulaymaniyah is the ‘capital’ of the Kurdish Democratic Party (KDP). The KDP is one of two ruling parties in the northern Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government.

The map is from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Click on the thumbnail to view the map in detail.

Turkey-Iraq Border

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  1. August 10, 2012 at 4:08 am

    Sulaimaniyah is NOT the ‘capital’ of the KDP but of the PUK. Erbil is the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan and the seat of the KDP. Otherwise, the map is perfect and it must be said that historically the same mountains have also been the base for the KDP of Iraq and the KDP of Iran during their armed struggles against the respective governments of Iraq and Iran, not just the PKK and PJAK, as at present. Hence, the Kurdish saying “No friends but the mountains. I am the author of two books on the Kurds.

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