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  • The Kurdish Dilemma

    The Kurdish Dilemma

    Tasos Telloglou travels to the North of Iraq and finds that in contrast to the rest of the country, order and relative security prevail in the region. Investments are being made, new constructions are underway and the daily pace of life seems relatively uneventful. But underneath the surface, the Kurds of Northern Iraq are faced with a dilemma; should they live peacefully under the protection of their official army and patiently wait for the day their autonomous region is declared a separate state, or should they actively assist the rebels in the mountains currently troubling neighbouring Turkey and Iran?

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  • An alternative negotiation

    An alternative negotiation

    Tasos Telloglou meets with 11 students from the American College of Thessalonica (ACT). Some of them are from Greece while the others are from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Together they conduct their own set of ‘negotiations’ about the neighboring country’s name. They talk about their identities, what they have learnt from their schools about the region’s history and what they have learnt from each other as classmates. Martin tells his Greek counterparts, “What I know for sure about Alexander the Great is that he’s dead, and he has been dead for 2,300 years”. Persephone responds saying, “There are two prerequisites for being Macedonian: living in the north of Greece and speaking Greek”.<...

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