Geography

Defining a Foreign Terrorist Organization

Equating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) shows a profound lack of nuance. While the United States lists both ISIS and the PKK as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), their ideology and tactics are dramatically different. ISIS was founded in 2006 based …

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Gorran Leader Newshirwan Mustafa passes away

A co-founder of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Mustafa served as an PUK politburo member until 2006.He later left PUK and founded the Gorran Movement which gave a new impulse to the politics in Southern Kurdistan. The Gorran Movement run in 2009’s elections and gained 24 chairs in the Kurdistan …

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How Facebook Censors The Islamic State’s Enemies

Hanna Böhman is a volunteer with the YPJ, a force that will soon be armed by the United States to assist in their fight against ISIS in northern Syria. But despite their status as a vital U.S. ally against the Islamic State, Böhman says Facebook is unfairly censoring their content on behalf of Turkey. …

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Erdogan’s Crimes against Humanity

Yazidis say they have been subjected to 72 genocidal massacres. The latest genocide, committed by ISIS, is the 73rd and is still going on. Tens of thousands of Yazidis have been displaced and are refugees in several countries. Hundreds of Yazidi girls and women are still bought, sold and raped by …

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Has Turkey send 5000 Chinese Jihadi to Syria? 

According to a source in farsi media, Syria ambassador to China is claimed that 5000 Chinese muslim have been moved to Syria and fight under ISIS ideology. This is first time of jihadis from muslim uyghor community being reported. Turkey has long been a supportive of Chinese muslims and some …

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A 64-year old Kurdish woman in Iranian prison 

A Kurdish woman who has been charged to have connection with Kurdish political parties has been serving prison sentence since three years ago. The health condition of Nooshin Mirabdulbaqi has deteriorated and authorities insist on holding her without medical care. She is sentenced to thirty three years of imprisonment.  Source  …

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