Category Archives: Kurds

Turkey 2017: Professional annihilation, high merits persecuted, careers ending

Wherever he touches ground, Erdoğan makes sure he leaves traces that speak clearly of his unstoppable march towards absolute power. In between his referendum victory and regaining full control over his party, he kept busy touring the world, meeting the … Continue reading

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Trump-Erdoğan road clash on the role of Kurds in Syria and Iraq is inevitable

‘Never mind those, it’s going to be a very tough time ahead…’ When I met Marty Beth Long at the well-attended Rome MED – Mediterranean Dialogues conference in the Italian capital, I went rapidly into the subject on how optimistic … Continue reading

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Their cities razed to the ground, mayors removed, Kurds lose faith in Turkey

‘I feel like Diyarbakır does: dreary, angry, resentful. But still standing…’ This comes from a ‘local rapporteur’ from the southeastern corner of Turkey; devastated, battered – both morally and physically. I will explain. These are the days even a heavyweight … Continue reading

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