The Kurdish people have the right of self-determination like every other nation in the world.
— Jalal Talabani

The kurdish people welcome the no-fly zone protection, contrary to the Iraqi regime that is against it.
Jalal Talabani kurdish quote

We ought to be providing protective sanctuaries for the Kurdish rebels. That means finding some places where they can come and to which we will then be able to provide food and water and medical help.
— Les Aspin

Long-term, we must figure out a way that the Kurdish territory within Iraq operates with a certain amount of autonomy so that they feel comfortable and safe going back.
— Les Aspin

Attempts by one ethnic group to exercise sovereignty over another are not fair. It doesn't matter if that ethnicity is Kurdish, Turkish, Arabic, Chaldean or whatever.
— kurdish quotation by Recep Tayyip Erdogan