Posts Tagged “Kurdish people”

Breeding intolerance: Turkish soccer fans disrespect ISIS victims

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Breeding intolerance: Turkish soccer fans disrespect ISIS victims

Turkish fans twice in two months disrupted moments of silence for victims of Islamic State attacks in Ankara and Paris in a demonstration of the kind of intolerance bred by religiously-cloaked authoritarianism in countries like Turkey and Saudi Arabia

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Professor Bayram Balci Analyzes Turkish elections

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Professor Bayram Balci Analyzes Turkish elections

Professor Bayram Balci Analyzes Turkish elections Exclusive to The Arab Daily News: Q&A with Bayram Balçi Professor at l’Institut d’études politiques de Paris. 
 By Abdennour Toumi

 Professor Bayram Balci is a non-resident scholar in Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program, where his research focuses on Turkey and Turkish foreign policy in Central Asia and the…

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Turkey: Chess or Backgammon, Stalemate

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Turkey: Chess or Backgammon, Stalemate

Three-day International Symposium held in Ankara, Turkey explores the challenges facing Syria, its history, politics, and foreign policy, hosted by the SDE Institute of Strategic Thinking in collaboration with Yildirim Beyazit University. Also explored, the Armenian Massacre, the Western divisions of the Arab World, and the Kurdish movement for statehood By Abdennour Toumi Ankara, Turkey —…

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Kurds celebrate Kobani victory with musicfest in Seruç, Turkey

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Kurds celebrate Kobani victory with musicfest in Seruç, Turkey

By Abdennour Toumi On Monday, according to local sources of Kurdish media, fighters of the YPG entered the city of Kobani, united with the forces of the Kurdish Alliance, and now together they control 90% of the town and its environs. The city of Kobani has been seen as a major testing-ground for the Kurdish…

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New Dilemmas for Turkey’s Syrian-Iraqi Kurds

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New Dilemmas for Turkey’s Syrian-Iraqi Kurds

New Dilemmas for Turkey’s Syrian-Iraqi Kurds By Abdennour Toumi, Mardin, Turkey As the civil war in Syria continues, the ethnic factor is just one of many paradoxes plaguing this dynamic conflict/crisis. Along Turkey’s southern long borders, it has become clear that with the regime change the Syrian opposition demands have caused Turkey and its regional policy…

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APO Spirit at the Big Fat Kurdish Wedding!

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APO Spirit at the Big Fat Kurdish Wedding!

APO Spirit at the Big Fat Kurdish Wedding! By Abdennour Toumi Derbassiya, Turkey — Here in Turkey Kurdistan is very dear to the hearts and minds of Kurds across the region, including Mesopotamia and other historical places, and I wonder if any people have occupied such a unique position before. Certainly Kurdistan is very dear in…

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