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Why Should People in the UK Support the Kurds and Kurdistan?

Colonial Britain had a massive interest in the Kurds and Kurdistan. Their later occupation of Mesopotamia gave British political intelligence officers lots of work to do amongst the Kurdish people. Amongst these officers was Major Ely Bannister Soane, who converted to Islam and knew Kurdish and Farsi perfectly. He travelled …

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Rojava: the gate of middle-east 

On February 24, the US’s top commander in the Middle East, General Joseph Votel, visited Syria’s Kurdish city of Kobanê and pledged increased military support for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), including the US’s own direct involvement. After his visit, the Pentagon released its revised strategy to defeat IS …

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Turkey’s links to ISIS

A team of Columbia University researchers from the United States, Europe, and Turkey confirmed last week that the Turkish government has provided to ISIS: military cooperation, weapons, logistical support, financial assistance, and medical services. This detailed investigation was headed by David L. Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights …

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SDF women will transform the Middle East

Speaking to ANHA, Felat said, “As the SDF, we are raising the resistance against all mentalities that want to subordinate women.” “Daesh has turned Raqqa into the castle of tyranny. Under the leadership of women, we are marching towards their castle of tyranny,” Felat stated. “In the Middle East women …

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Erdogan’s Obsession With Killing Kurds Could Necessitate a US-Russia Alliance in Syria

We’re not joking: Turkey has become so crazy that it might require Russia and the U.S. to team up in northern Syria. Actually, we suspect there is already a high level of cooperation that is not being publicly disclosed, for political reasons. Source  http://russia-insider.com/en/turkey-has-become-so-crazy-it-might-necessitate-us-russia-alliance-syria/ri19156

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Turkey to Build New Town near Syrian Al-Bab

The Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) plans to build a new town to the north of al-Bab city in the Syrian province of Aleppo in order to accommodate 80,000 people, the Enab al-Baladi information website reported, citing an engineer, working for the project, Othman Sultan. Reportedly, the plan has already …

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2,100 Iran fighters killed in Iraq, Syria: official

“Some 2,100 martyrs have been martyred so far in Iraq or other places defending the holy mausoleums,” Mohammad Ali Shahidi told the state-run IRNA news agency. Source  https://www.yahoo.com/news/2-100-iran-fighters-killed-iraq-syria-official-081551396.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw

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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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Farzad letter for March 8

Hello, my precious, today is Women’s Day, the day that I always long for. On this day, instead of your kind hands, my thoughts are decorated with a narcissus flower more chaotic than your tresses. It has been two years since I have seen the colour of violet and felt …

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Iran Spies on Jewish Targets in Germany 

Berlin Court branch review a security cases by the Supreme Court on Wednesday (March 8/18 March). It has begun to investigate an individual who is charged to be a spy for the Islamic Republic.  This person name is Mostafa H. Ahmad, a citizen of Pakistan, who has been spying on …

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