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Did the U.S. Betray the Kurds in Fight Against ISIS?
World  (tags: war onISIS, Turkey, Kurds, politics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', society, violence, world, war, middle-east, news )

- 51 days ago -
The United States appears to have undercut -- perhaps even betrayed -- Kurdish militias, the only truly effective fighting force so far in the war against ISIS.
Meet The Kurdish Woman Imprisoned For Singing In Turkey   video
World  (tags: Nudem Durak, singer, Turkey, Kurdish, Kurds, cultural imprisonment )

- 149 days ago -
Nudem Durak sings and teaches Kurdish folk songs to kids in Turkey. She says her work honors her heritage, but the government recently imprisoned her for promoting Kurdish propaganda. Caught in a decades long conflict between Turkey and the Kurds.
What Happens in Kirkuk Could Determine the Future of Iraq
World  (tags: Kurds, ISIs, future of Iraq, Kurdish sovereignty, world, conflict, middle east )

- 177 days ago -
The people of Kirkuk have largely welcomed the peshmerga and the security theyâEUR(TM)ve brought. But the question of whether Kurdish forces should remain there permanently is more controversial.
Kobane's Kurdish Heroes Are Looking for Political Payback From the West
World  (tags: Kurds, sovereignty, seeking independence, freedoms, politics, world, war, society, news, middle-east )

- 181 days ago -
Sinam Mohamad, a leader of the rebel coalition now governing Kobane and other Kurdish regions of Syria, embarked on a diplomatic offensive, traveling to the US where she met with State Department officials in Washington.
UN Envoy Calls on Turkey to Prevent Srebrenica-Style Massacre in Kobani
World  (tags: world, politics, humanrights, middle-east, Turkey, Kobani, kurds, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia, death, violence, society, Refugees&Relief )

- 362 days ago -
While much of the population has already fled the Islamic State offensive, 500-700 mostly elderly people are still sheltering in Kobani.
In Turkey, Kurdish Anger, Fear Grow as Militants Advance in Syria
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, Kurds, Turkey, Syria, ISSI, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', violence, society, news, government )

- 363 days ago -
In Turkey, the fate of Kobani has sparked waves of protests among ethnic Kurds, a substantial minority in the country. Many Kurds accuse the government in Ankara of collusion with Islamic State...
TAKE ACTION NOW! World Leaders: Recognise the Independence for KURDISTAN
World  (tags: world, society, politics, middle-east, Kurds, free Kurdistan )

- 457 days ago -
The separation of Kurdistan from Iraq dosen't only benefit the Kurds but also Iraq, the Middle East and the World Community - the solution to the Kurdish problem is a free independent Kurdistan
In Syria's War, Long-Repressed Minority Finds New Freedom
World  (tags: Kurds, Syria, civil war, world, politics, news, middle-east, ethics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', interesting, government )

- 1086 days ago -
Keen to secure loyalty, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has granted Syria's Kurds de facto control over predominantly Kurdish areas of the country. But with the freedom, divisions have emerged.
Turkish Warplanes Bomb Kurdish Rebels in Northern Iraq
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, news, Kurds, Turkey, government, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', society, interesting )

- 1511 days ago -
Turkish warplanes bombed suspected Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq's rugged mountains Wednesday night, hours after an ambush on a southeastern Turkey highway killed eight soldiers and a government-employed guard.
Kurdish Rebel Chief Threatens War With Turkey
World  (tags: conflict, world, politics, middle-east, Turkey, Kurds, news, humanrights, violence, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

- 1616 days ago -
The imprisoned leader of Turkey's main Kurdish rebel group has warned his forces will unleash a "big war" after national elections if Turkey refuses to negotiate to end the decades-old conflict.
Kirkuk: A Ticking Time Bomb in Volatile North Iraq
World  (tags: conflict, Kurds, iraq, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', civil war, politics, terrorism, middle-east, news, iran, society, violence, usa, interesting, government )

- 1790 days ago -
Haji Mohammed Ismail, a tribal elder in Kirkuk, home to one of Iraq's biggest oilfields, is bracing for the worst once U.S. troops leave the country and Arab and Kurd face off with no one to halt the fight.
Military: Turkish Troops Cross Into Northern Iraq
World  (tags: world, middle-east, Turkey, Kurds, violence, interesting, politics )

- 1940 days ago -
Turkey sent hundreds of elite troops into northern Iraq on Wednesday to chase Kurdish guerrillas in an operation that could increase tensions within the region.
U.S., EU Must Tackle Syria on Kurds' Plight: Group
World  (tags: world, Kurds, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', politics, usa, interesting, middle-east )

- 2142 days ago -
Human Rights Watch urged the United States and Europe on Thursday to raise the plight of Syria's Kurdish minority in talks with Damascus.
Washington Discusses Plans for Covert Action Against Kurdish PKK in Iraq
World  (tags: turkey, kurds, energy, europe, iraq, middle-east, iran, bushadministration )

- 2985 days ago -
Plans for a US operation to "neutralise" the PKK will not only antagonise the Kurdish minority and increase the bloody toll of victims in Iraq--it also threatens to destabilise one of Washington's most important allies in the region.

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