Category Archives: ISIL

Turkey’s role in Syria (arming and supporting extremists)

(Note: the below comes from my previous Canary article here.) As the BBC has noted, Turkey has been a key part of Syria’s ongoing war: The Turkish government has been a staunch critic of Mr Assad since the start of the uprising in … Continue reading

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Media criticism of Turkish State finally moving to the forefront

After the most recent terrorist attack on Turkish soil inspired or organised by Daesh (Isis/Isil) on 28 June, I once again highlighted the context of Ankara’s long-standing complicity with Wahhabi extremism – in anticipation of understated media attention on the current government in … Continue reading

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Index for “Rojava: An Alternative”

The index for my book “Rojava: An Alternative to Imperialism, Nationalism, and Islamism in the Middle East” Continue reading

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Foreword to “Rojava: An Alternative”

A forward to my book “Rojava: An Alternative to Imperialism, Nationalism, and Islamism in the Middle East” Continue reading

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#GlobalRally4Kobane (Tweets)

A year after the first global rally aimed at raising awareness about the plight of the defenders of the Rojava Revolution in Kobanî, people have once again hit the streets around the world. Below are some of the pictures and … Continue reading

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The Fears of the Powerful and the Hopes of the Peaceful

After two decades of cruising along the contaminated economic canals built by Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s, the Labour Party’s failure to win the 2015 election proved quite definitively that it had no fuel left (even with the oil stolen … Continue reading

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The Betrayal of Yezidis in Iraq

Written by University of Zakho professor Ivan Hasan Murad For decades, the Yezidis have been living alongside Christians and Muslims, with Kurds and Arabs living together peacefully as brothers and sisters. In spite of the religious and ritual differences between … Continue reading

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“They then began to sell us” – A Testimony from the ISIS Massacre of Yezîdîs

“On the day of August 3rd, 2014”, says Amsha Ali Elias Khalty, “we were in Ger Ezer village”. Having seen ISIS terrorists approaching, she remembers, “we ran for three hours until we arrived at Khabazya neighbourhood, which is near Gadala … Continue reading

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