In recent weeks, thousands of Syrian refugees have bee pouring into Iraqi-Kurdistan. The Arbat Syrian Refugee Camp is one of many in northern Iraq. The conditions were barely tolerable. Makeshift tents covered a roughly 1.5 kilometer area covered in dust and surrounded by trash.
Ankara's recently acknowledged talks with jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan have spawned more questions than answers. Waves of speculation abound over the terms of the talks, the motives behind them, and their possibility for success.