Posts Tagged “Kurds”

“Olive Branch” Paris Position: Reticence and Opacity

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“Olive Branch” Paris Position: Reticence and Opacity

“Olive Branch” Paris Position: Reticence and Opacity Ankara’s Operation “Olive Branch” in Afrin indicates a new orientation to reinstate Paris’ position in the Syrian civil war by trying to be a major player in the process of Syrian peace talks negotiations. By Abdennour Toumi Turkey’s current military foray Operation “Olive Branch” in Afrin, a northwestern…

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Kurdish journalist killed, others attacked amid post referendum tensions

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Kurdish journalist killed, others attacked amid post referendum tensions

Kurdish journalist killed, others attacked amid post referendum tensions New York, October 30, 2017– CPJ today condemned attacks against the Kurdish media in Iraq and called on all parties to refrain from targeting the press as political and military tensions escalate over a Kurdish independence bid. In recent days, attackers stabbed to death a journalist,…

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Kurdish reporters killed in eastern Syria

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Kurdish reporters killed in eastern Syria

Kurdish reporters killed in eastern Syria Two Kurdish reporters killed on duty by car bombings in eastern Syria Beirut, October 16, 2017–Kurdish journalists Dilshan Ibash and Hawker Faisal Mohammed died from injuries sustained during October 12 suicide car bomb attacks that occurred in the eastern Syrian village of Abu Fas, where the two reporters were…

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Ahmet Uysal discusses Kurdish independence from Iraq

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Ahmet Uysal discusses Kurdish independence from Iraq

Ahmet Uysal discusses Kurdish independence from Iraq In wake of the Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum election, Professor Ahmet Uysal has accepted kindly to share his insights with the Arab Daily News. By Abdennour Toumi “Turkey supported the survival of the Iraqi Kurds as an autonomous and proto-state economically and politically. However, an independent Kurdish state…

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Turkish soccer supports Erdogan’s war against the Kurds

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Turkish soccer supports Erdogan’s war against the Kurds

By James M. Dorsey The Turkish Football Federation (TFF), in a demonstration of the inseparable ties between sports and politics, has effectively declared its support for renewed Turkish-Kurdish hostilities designed to enhance the prospects of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party in forthcoming snap elections. With armed Kurdish youth effectively taking control of at least one…

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Troubled Waters Under the Tigris and Euphrates Bridges

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Troubled Waters Under the Tigris and Euphrates Bridges

Troubled Waters Under the Tigris and Euphrates Bridges By Abdennour Toumi Ankara, Turkey — Last summer I was in the southeastern province of Mardin, when social-demand riots erupted in the majority of Kurdish villages and towns.  Burning tires and barricades blocked the roads as farmers protested the cut-off of electricity and especially of water needed to irrigate…

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