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Turkish flag is seen near the border with Syria, in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

Turkish flag is seen near the border with Syria, in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

A new report from the U.S. National Intelligence Council claims the possible formation of Kurdistan may affect Turkey's unity in upcoming years.

One of six scenarios presented in the report consisted of a rising Kurdistan, which in turn affects Turkey's territorial unity by carrying a risk of separation.

Turkey will also play an increasing role in the international arena and will have a wider influence in global affairs, the report said.

The report suggested that European countries should keep the possibility of Turkey's accession going, as well as the negotiations.

The report further stated that Turkey, among countries like Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico and South Africa may witness an economic rise. Russia, Japan and Europe, however, may undergo an economic decline, according to the report.

Further scenarios included a decline in the "superpower" status of the United States, with the country becoming “first among equals” in a new multi-polar world order.

China, however, is mentioned as a "slowly rising" global power that will "remain a top-tier player in Asia."

Meanwhile, Islamist terrorism may be over by 2030, the report read.

December/11/2012

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Mohamed Al Hashimi

12/22/2012 2:35:53 PM

Because Countries become stronger with union like United States, Russia union and Chinese union.

Eric Martin

12/22/2012 6:02:17 AM

Dreamy ambition of FOREIGNERS.

Murat

12/20/2012 1:04:35 AM

Once say Turkey is already divided.

Nikos T.

12/16/2012 9:27:35 AM

@Adam, these scenarios are not Greek. But I understand that Greeks are your largest fear.

T.C

12/16/2012 6:57:49 AM

@Fertit: Yeh well that's what I thought buddy. Anyone who is not a Turk, for some reason or other, desperately wants to believe in this bogus 'intel' and actually think there's a force strong enough to achieve such thing. Are you all prepared to kill 75 million+ Turks? Coz this is the only way you will ever achieve your fantasy.

HAYATTE abid

12/15/2012 6:24:53 PM

Of course Turkey is going to be divided. You still believe that the westerners don't have a plan for the kurds. If this report came out it's for a good reason. Poor you you are dragged into something you don't control and you are going to pay the price.

Adam Polk

12/15/2012 1:44:17 PM

comments are fun. fantasy world of Greeks... that good they need distraction... too much talk about economic difficulties...

Cem Mendes

12/14/2012 6:49:25 PM

people of Anatolia usually do not get on in peacetime, but stick together in times of war, as they have done for a thousand years. They realise they have more in common than they think. I have more in common culturally with any one in Turkey (turks, kurds, armenians, chechens arabs etc) than i do an arab kurd or greek turk. I have no affiliation to Azeris Persians Arabs or Balkans. My culture is of an Anotolian Ottoman origin unfortunately.

Cem Mendes

12/14/2012 6:42:06 PM

I would like to remind our foreign readers that is level of nationalistic hatred is not common amongst most people in Turkey. It is common amongst keyboard warriors in europe of Turkish origin. And Europeans who want to see Turkey split. Most people in Turkey get along fine apart from the extremes of all sects. A lack of education on all sides is the ptoblem and societies crooked politicians thrive on misplaced nationalism. If an externl enemy attacked Turkey, all sides would stick together.

Ferit

12/14/2012 3:02:26 PM

@Truther -I wouldn't release such personal info openly, especially for vain attempts of provocation. This article is also a perfect example of that provocation. The US musters some of their global scenarios, and releases it to world to swallow as 'intel.' We can find an answer to this problem without the help of the US. The people of Anatolia need to wake from their slumber.
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