Category: Turkey

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Patrick Cockburn: Erdogan’s Ethnic Cleansing of the Kurds is Still Happening

Such atrocities are ethnic cleansing in action and are what Trump greenlit when he opened the door to the Turkish invasion of Syria

Daniel Brown: International solidarity: fighting at home for the revolution abroad

Campaigns against apartheid in both South Africa and Israel provide important lessons for the Rojava international solidarity movement against Turkey’s invasion

Edward Hunt: It’s Not Too Late for Rojava

The Kurds lost over 10,000 people in the war against the Islamic State and still manged to create one of the most promising democratic experiments in the Middle East. They deserve U.S. support

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Juan Cole: Syrian Kurds charge Turkey with Ethnic Cleansing

Turkey invaded after Trump gave them the green light and pulled US troops out of the Kurdish region where they had been embedded

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Patrick Cockburn: Baghdadi Had No Real Answer for the Crumbling of His Caliphate

Isis will continue as a guerrilla force, but having lost all of its territory its leader was not going to evade his pursuers forever

Ercan Ayboga: Fear of a democratic revolution

Interview on Turkey’s attack, Rojava’s direct democracy, and the international reaction

Amber Huff: Now is the time to rise up for Rojava

Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have been betrayed by the US, giving the Turkish state a green light to carry out atrocities in Northern Syria

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John Feffer: The Art of the Back-Pedal

From the U.S. to the U.K. to Turkey, it is a hallmark of right-wing populists to make a preposterous policy and then be forced to retreat

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Marjorie Cohn: As Trump Aids and Abets Turkey’s War Crimes, the UN Must Act

Nearly two weeks have passed since Turkey launched its ground and air attack on Rojava, the autonomous region of northeast Syria, following Trump’s sudden removal of 1,000 U.S. troops from the area.

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Jonathan Cook: US Democrats cultivated the barbarism of Isis

There is something profoundly deceitful in the Democratic Party and corporate media’s framing of Donald Trump’s decision to pull troops out of Syria

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