Posts Tagged “Kurds”

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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The Arab Daily News

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