ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A Kurdish state could become a reality by 2030, according to a new US intelligence report. The report by the National Intelligence Council said that greater pressures on Turkish territorial integrity could be the main impetus behind the emergence of a Kurdish state, together with greater fragmentation of Iraq, Syria and Iran. “In event of a more fragmented Iraq or Syria, a Kurdistan would not be inconceivable,” said the report, released Tuesday. It is possible that by 2030, the “Middle East Borders are redrawn with an emerging Kurdistan,” said the publication, titled Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. It predicted that Turkey could face pressures over its territorial integrity, carrying risks of divisions and major regional conflicts. “The rise of Kurdistan is a blow to Turkish integrity, increasing the risks of major conflict in its surrounding neighborhood,” the report added. It said that in Syria, where the embattled President Bashar al-Assad’s government is locked in a civil war with opposition forces, the Kurds could become part of a ruling coalition if the regime collapses. “In post-Assad Syria, it is likely that an urban Sunni would take power in a coalition comprising the Muslim Brotherhood, religious minorities, Druze, Kurds, and others,” the report said. It added that in Iraq, “The government is already showing signs of reverting to factionalism, in this case the Shia are willing to share power with the Sunni Arabs or Kurds.” The aspiration of a Kurdish homeland is shared by the vast majority of the world’s Kurds, who live in regions of Turkey, Syria, Iran and the autonomous Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq.