Category: Syria

Abdullah Öcalan: Turkey, Syria, and the Kurds

For over two decades, Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan has been held in the Turkish prison on İmralı Island. In this op-ed for Jacobin, he calls for a “democratic nation project” able to unite citizens of different ethnic backgrounds and cultural traditions.

Dilar Dirik: Unbowed

Turkey is bent on extinguishing a beacon of women’s liberation in northern Syria. But the women of Rojava are not giving up

Hawzhin Azeez: Police abolition and other revolutionary lessons from Rojava

Democratic confederalism, the ideological framework organizing society in Rojava, outlines the features of a post-revolutionary justice system

Anya Briy: Rojava: statelessness in a time of pandemic

Lack of international recognition as a state has disastrous consequences on an area already suffering from war and displacement

Conn Hallinan: Turkey’s Failed Gamble in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s latest gamble in Syria’s civil war appears to have come up snake eyes

Mehmet Ozalp: Turkey and Russia lock horns in Syria as fear of outright war escalates

As the nine-year Syrian civil war enters its final turn, Turkey and Russia, long-time allies in Syria, are on the brink of war over the Syrian province of Idlib

Juan Cole: Turkey mobilizes for war with Syria and Russia

Nearly 3 Dozen Turkish Troops Killed

Elise Boyle Espinosa: Fighting with pens in Rojava’s “war of education”

Rojava’s revolutionary education system is built around a homegrown curriculum promoting gender equality, ecology and social and cultural inclusivity.

Hussein A. Amery: Climate, not conflict, drove many Syrian refugees to Lebanon

Many refugees told me that even if their home region became physically safe to return to, they would not go back. They feared they would be unable to eke out a living from the increasingly arid land

Robert Fisk: I talked to everybody I could in Syria. That’s how you find out the truth

I’ve spent months these past eight years in Syria’s amputated cities. They are a scar on all our lives – the Russians, the Syrians, the armed Islamists, the western powers that spent more time trying to destroy Syria than the Syrian regime

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