Kurdish soldiers in Kirkuk [AP] 
Following a recent war of words between Turkey and the Kurds a Turkish/Kurdish war seems to be looming on the horizon.

Inside Iraq asks when it might start and takes a look at the main issue fuelling the tension.

Kirkuk is the source of ongoing animosity between the leaders of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region and neighbouring Turkey.

The Turks suspect the Kurds want to control the city because of what lays beneath it; one of Iraq's biggest reserves of oil.

And Iraqis - both Sunni and Shia - accuse the Kurds of threatening Kirkuk's ethnic balance by trying to push them out.

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This episode of Inside Iraq aired from 13 April 2007


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