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Iraq - Syrian conflict leads to PDK reprisals against pro-PKK media

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Journalists, news media and freedom of information in Iraqi Kurdistan have been hit by a recent increase in the traditional tension between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (PDK), whose leader, Masoud Barzani, is Iraqi Kurdistan's president, and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), the Turkish armed separatist group that has many fighters based in Iraqi Kurdistan. The friction between the rival groups has been exacerbated by the war in neighbouring Syria, where the PKK's Syrian wing, the (...)

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