Tag Archives: YPG

Overview of Syria’s complex war

(Note: the below comes from my previous Canary article here.) My brief summary of the stages of Syria’s complex conflict – with a particular focus on Turkish interference: Very real frustrations with the Assad regime escalated into civil war in 2011. The interference … Continue reading

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Ankara bombing – Turkey’s attempt to justify invading Syria

On 17 February, 28 people – mostly soldiers – were killed by a car bomb attack in the Turkish capital of Ankara. A further 64 were wounded. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu almost immediately tried to pin the blame on … Continue reading

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In Memory of Alan Kurdi, We Must Support Rojava

In memory of the young #AlanKurdi and all the innocent people who have died fleeing from Syria, we must intensify our support for Rojava‘s quest for justice, equality, democracy, and peace. Alan Kurdi’s family fled from the Kobani Canton of … Continue reading

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The Kurdish Stalingrad: Kobane and Western Inaction

The struggle in Rojava (Kurdish northern Syria) is really a struggle for humanity, freedom, and human dignity. The ‘coalition’ and its air strikes clearly do not aim to protect human life, because they’ve been useless at stopping ISIS from advancing … Continue reading

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Letter to MPs in Support of Kobane and Rojava

Below is a letter I recently sent to MPs in the UK… ———————————— I am writing to you because I believe that the experiences of democratic autonomy in the Kurdish regions of northern Syria (known as Rojava) are an example … Continue reading

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Daesh, Imperialism, and Rojava

The Ottoman Empire (1299–1923) united much of the Arab World for centuries. In the 19th century, however, it began to decline, and the imperial powers of Europe tried to ensure their own political influence in the region. The UK, for … Continue reading

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El EIIL, El Imperialismo, y Rojava

El Imperio Otomano unía mucho del Mundo Árabe durante siglos. En el siglo 19, empezó a deteriorarse, y los poderes imperialistas de Europa intentaron asegurar su influencia en la región. El Reino Unido, por ejemplo, ocupó Egipto para ‘proteger sus … Continue reading

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