Brace Belden volunteered for six months in Syria with the Kurdish freedom movement where he helped fight ISIS.
The government's crackdown on groups with ties to "terrorism" is in response to a failed coup attempt in July.
The American University of Kurdistan (AUK) and the Institute for Media and Political Research (IMPR) in August 2016 conducted a face-to-face survey in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to measure the level of support for independence.
After the end of the cold war, during the Europeanization of the international relations in the region, energy politics played a significant role for Turkish-Russian rapprochement.
The Erdogan government is an enemy to democracy and freedom around the world: it has most recently supported DAECH/ISIS with
The conflict between the two groups is at its deadliest in two decades.
Ara Dinkjian - http://www.aradinkjian.com/ Wartanian has produced a short if meaningful video titled "A Void" that encapsulates
The new deployment increases U.S. forces in Syria six-fold to about 300.
As the Syrian civil war rages into its 6th year, cultural criminality continues. Beneath the headlines, however, ISIS is claiming yet another cultural victim: Kurdish literature and with it, the multi-dialectal Kurdish language.
ISTANBUL — A major Turkish military operation to eradicate Kurdish militants in Turkey’s restive southeast has turned dozens
Peace on earth, goodwill towards men (women and children), except if they're migrants, refugees, or asylum seekers, who the media worldwide have, for the most part, failed to cover accurately, fairly, in a balanced way, and ethically.
The call came in late. Drone operators had caught sight of what appeared to be people digging trenches near the central Iraqi
With Iraq and Syria embroiling in bloodshed, the calamity is likely to deepen as Turkey officially entered the war by conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State (ISIS) and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
The year was 1973. I had already finished my graduate studies in English at UC Santa Barbara and earned a Ph.D. in that field. At that time, I was working on an English-Kurdish dictionary, which I eventually published in 2006 (The Azadi English-Kurdish Dictionary).
Bottom line: if President Erdoğan's AKP party is able to win big, the entire system of separation of powers in Turkey will likely reach breaking point. Erdoğan will have gained the carte blanche he seeks to mold, shape and steer the state any direction he wants in a semi-legal form of one man rule.