A Crisis Group report: “Assessing the Fatalities in Turkey’s PKK Conflict [and a roundup]

Crisis Group – Oct 21, 3:00 PM

Turkey’s ruling party sees recent battlefield and electoral gains as vindicating its hardline policies toward the PKK. But these same policies fuel the Kurdish grievances that keep the fighting going. Ankara would thus be wise to consider exploring

PKK cemetery in Qandil, northern Iraq CRISISGROUP/Hugh Pope

CNBC – Tucker Higgins – Oct 21, 12:17 PM

President Donald Trump is prepared to use military force against Turkey over its actions in Syria in the event that such is ‘needed,’ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday as U.S. troops withdraw from the region. ‘We prefer peace to war,’


The Times – Anthony Loyd in Hassakah – Oct 21

It was not so much the pain from the stump on his shoulder — all that remained of his right arm — that troubled Ali Sher; the morphine had dulled sensation there. Instead, it was the terrible burns across his back and waist that

Amnesty International – Oct 17, 1:28 PM

Turkish military forces and a coalition of Turkey-backed Syrian armed groups have displayed a shameful disregard for civilian life, carrying out serious violations and war crimes, including summary killings and unlawful attacks that have killed and

Trump’s Gut, and the Gutting of American Credibility

Kurds always get shafted. Still, this was American perfidy.

Who are Turkey’s Saturday Mothers?

Hanim Tosun feels at home at the Istanbul office of the Human Rights Association, also known as the IHD, its initials in Turkish. It was here that she

Contemporary Istanbul chairman ‘rethinking fair’s governance’ following ‘inappropriate’ comments …

Following his outburst, Gureli says he is “rethinking Contemporary Istanbul’s governance”, although whether that means he is stepping down is

The Fight For a Kurdish State I VICE on HBO


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