Category: Syria

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Stephen Zunes: This Isn’t the First Time the US Has Abandoned the Kurds

Given the history of repression by the Turkish armed forces against Kurdish civilians, Trump’s support for further Turkish intervention in Syria could have utterly tragic results

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Juan Cole: 3 Possible reasons Trump is threatening Turkey with Sanctions

Trump is slapping sanctions on Turkey for invading northern Syria after Trump told Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan that it would be all right for him to invade northern Syria

Khury Petersen-Smith: Stepping Into a Turkish/Kurdish Minefield

The U.S. is deeply involved in the region surrounding Syria. Its actions helped lay the groundwork for the current struggle faced by the Kurds

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Vijay Prashad: Syria, Ecuador And India

Turkey has invaded Syria. In particular, Turkey has crossed the border to destroy the largely Syrian Kurdish province of Rojava, south of the Turkey-Syria border and east of the Euphrates River

Elif Sarican: Turkish Invasion Raises Fear of Kurdish Genocide & ISIS Resurgence

Interview on the implications of Turkey’s assault

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Juan Cole: Not Just Ethnicity

Turkey v. Kurds and the Great Divide over Political Islam v. the Secular Left

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Patrick Cockburn: Kurdish Fighters Always Feared Trump Would be a Treacherous Ally

But the scale of his betrayal is terrifying

Bülent Gökay: Rojava: Millions of civilians in northern Syria threatened

On October 6, the White House declared US troops would be withdrawn from northern Syria and no longer be in the immediate area ahead of a Turkish military operation

Danny Gold: Trump Turned His Back on Syrian Kurds

Here’s How They View Their New Precarious Position

ROAR Collective: Defend the women’s revolution in northeastern Syria

This statement by the Kurdish Women’s Movement in Europe puts Turkey’s attack on northeastern Syria in perspective and calls for international solidarity

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