Rojava

West of Kurdistan

Syria’s Kurds at core of middle-east politics 

As for the future of the wider Middle East, things increasingly seem to revolve around the geopolitical behaviour of the Syrian Kurds. Whether through skillful realpolitik or by sheer happenstance, they are becoming kingmakers. With four major powers hovering over them, they have the leverage to decisively reshape the geopolitical …

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YPG Balance sheet of January-February

-The Turkish army targeted 89 times civilians and our forces positioned on the borders between Rojava and North Kurdistan with heavy weaponry. –the Turkish army targeted 3 times with helicopters our units’ positions and civilians as well. – Surveillance planes flew over Rojava 8 times. –Our units managed to destroy …

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Turkey: An Uncertain Ally? 

Much has been written about the Turkish leader over the decades. He first came to the attention of Western countries in the early 1990s as mayor of Istanbul, an Islamist leading what was then perceived as a Western-oriented, progressive, cosmopolitan city. He was successful with reforms and constituent services, but …

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Turkey forces Kurds to rally against Rojava

The Turkish state obligates the Kurds on the Turkish land to go out for demonstrations against the Kurdish people in Syria and northern Syria. Moreover, anyone who does not participate in the demonstrations would go out of the Turkish lands. Reliable sources in Turkey stated that the Turkish state gave …

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The Turkish army violently attacks the Rojava border

  On February 11 the Turkish military entered the territory of Selim village west of the town of Kobanê and began road construction. The same night reconnaissance aircraft of the Turkish army flew over the territory of Rojava.  Source  https://www.ypgrojava.org/February-13%3A-The-Turkish-army-violently-attacks-the-Rojava-border

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Shocking: 13000 hanged in Syria 

Amnesty reports that 13,000 secretly hanged in Saydnaya military prison by Syrian government and Iran involvement.  More here https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/syria-13000-secretly-hanged-saydnaya-military-prison-shocking-new-report

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Turkey occupy Afrin

AFRIN- The Turkish army have occupied other parts of Afrin canton and started to build a wall on the artificial border. The Turkish occupation army occupied parts of Gorda village lands in Bulbul in Afrin canton on Saturday evening, and they passed drilling machines to start building a wall on …

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Turkey’s war on Syrian Kurds under scrutiny

Cizre – The Turkish Army announced the death of 291 Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) during military operations in northern Syria. The death toll, declared by Turkey on 7 January 2017, included Kurdish casualties since Turkey launched its operations in Syria last August. Source  http://aranews.net/2017/01/turkeys-war-on-syrian-kurds-under-scrutiny/

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Rojava Deserves UN Seat

The beginning of 2017 is shaping up to be a critical period in the Syrian Kurds’ campaign to defeat Islamic State and secure a measure of political autonomy in their homeland. How President-elect Trump manages the competing interests and alliances in Syria will directly affect the Kurds’ destiny. Source  http://www.wsj.com/articles/syrian-kurds-deserve-a-seat-at-the-negotiating-table-1483914439

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