[Arbil, Iraq; December 15. Image via Getty.]

Iraqi Kurdish supporters of the Democratic Society Party (DTP) shout slogans during a protest in Arbil on December 15, 2009 against a Turkish court's ban on the party. Iraq's Kurds slammed the ban on the main Turkish Kurdish political party and said it hoped the decision would not derail Ankara's efforts to end a Kurdish rebellion that has repeatedly spilled over the border. AFP PHOTO/SAFIN HAMED (Photo credit should read SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)