Kurds

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Turkish troops launched offensive against Kurdish forces two days after Donald Trump suddenly announced he was withdrawing the US from northern Syria.
“Don’t be a fool!,” the US President urged. "I will call you later."
The events in Syria could well influence the power dynamics of the Middle East for years to come.
Turkey launched a Syrian offensive days after US troops pulled out. Kurds in the UK capital are furious that their people's "sacrifices" have been for nothing.
I write to you in your capacity as my local MP, and in your capacity as Her Majesty's Foreign Secretary, in light of the gravity of events that have erupted in the last couple of weeks in the autonomous region of Kurdistan in Iraq.
In the face of political inertia, rising xenophobia and hostility, and the abandonment of legal obligations to support refugees under existing international conventions, volunteers have transcended their traditional roles of providing add on support for 'professionals' and 'experts'. Instead, in many cases they are the main and only actors helping refugees and migrants not only to survive, but also to stop their humanity being stripped from them.
Heads of states come and go and, as recent events in Europe show, in a rapidly changing world, that seems to be the only opportunity for compromise and peaceful transition toward the new global realities. Yet if Erdogan would still manage to eat his cake and have it too, perhaps to everybody's surprise, he will be able to surpass Ataturk's legacy too.
On Monday morning the worlds worst kept military secret, the invasion of Mosul, became even more public as it propelled itself up the news agenda. The long planned for offensive on the ISIS stronghold of Mosul, Iraq's second city, has begun.
Considering the Women is impressive in the sense that it leaves its dent upon the reader. I came away from my first reading dizzied, imbalanced and ashamed in a way which I have not felt since first encountering the work of Primo Levi.
It was not too long ago that we were all expecting the Turkish state to be accepted into the European Union. While President
A dramatic increase in Kurds refused visas for the UK has been revealed in a parliamentary answer. Between April and September last year 1,165 of 1,790, or two-thirds of all applications made in Erbil were turned down.
'Stop the war, destroy the Daesh genocide and rape machine' was the ironic slogan held up by Kurds as supporters of the Stop
The UK has “significantly more to do” to help Kurdish fighters defeat Isil in Iraq, according to a Labour MP visiting the
The current question before the political leaders of the USA's allies such as the UK is 'how can we address the refugee problem at source, and how far should our escalating military efforts against ISIS and the Syrian regime go ?'.
If you cannot support the Kurds fighting to end the brutalities of racism, fundamentalism and genocide, fighting to create a system based on social and economic justice, do not bother to shed tears over Aylan Kurdi.
Such radical thinking on domestic and foreign policy highlights the gap between Corbyn and mainstream social democracy, a big plus for his followers, who are fed up with centrist politics. Every generation challenges received wisdom.
The promise of the revolutionary women of Kobane is poignant. It is a promise that democracy, radical freedom and social justice are not meaningless terms, but are lived realities. It is a promise of a society where equality is a practice, and not a word on paper.
Porn-obsessed wankers are the main recruits from Britain for radical jihadists in Islamic State, Boris Johnson has said. The
nly when a social transformation has taken place and when people can truly liberate themselves from subjugation can the new black and white dichotomy between western corporate democracy and Jihadi-fascism be overcome.