The paradox of the human brain and the Kurds

Verda Özer
Verda Özer
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Syrian Kurds are divided not only by geography, but also by political stance

Syria Kurds will unite

Hurriyet Daily News
Hurriyet Daily News
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However, just as old rivals Barzani and Iraqi President Jalal Talabani managed to put their differences aside and become pragmatically allies, Kurdish groups will probably do the same and unite around their common goal: Self-determination. In addition, Barzani’s political, economic and strategic assets would make Syrian Kurds gravitate toward the KRG in the aftermath of the Syrian uprising.

The human brain is holistic. The human eye sees objects in their entirety before perceiving their individual parts. This is also true when looking at the Kurds in the region. Mind the parts.

*The article first appeared in [The Hurriyet Daily News][https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/the-paradox-of-the-human-brain-and-the-kurds.aspx?pageID=449&nID=38541&NewsCatID=466]

VERDA ÖZER is a senior Program Manager at Columbia Global Center Turkey, Marshall Memorial Fellow at German Marshall Fund. She used to be Research Analyst & PhD Candidate at Defense Academy of the UK.

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