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Syria: What about the Kurds? Fighting on three fronts

As the skies over Syria get yet more crowded, we may be witnessing another turning point in a conflict now in its sixth year. Turkish planes have been both Isis and Kurds inside Syria - the prospect of a unified autonomous Kurdish region at Turkey's border is enough to have President Erdogan burying the hatchet with Assad's backers in Tehran and Moscow. Detente with Damascus would certainly be a turning point.
Produced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

Who are the Kurds?

DetailedMap - In the episode of DopeMaps, we are talking about the Kurds , or the Kurdish people, one of the indigenous people of the Mesopotamian, and one of the world’s largest peoples without a state, since the Kurds are still dreaming about their indepedant state : Kurdistan : ''The homeland of the Kurds''.

In abandoning the Kurds, the US has betrayed its only ally in the war in Syria

It almost seems like someone took the US strategy, and turned it upside down. Five days ago, US jets were scrambled to protect Kurdish forces in their self-declared Northern Syria Federation from Assad's air force in the eastern city of Hasakah.

Today, in the aftermath of a limited Turkish intervention on Syrian soil, the US is demanding the Kurds leave the northern city of Manbij, which the Kurds fought and died to capture during the past two months – backed by US warplanes.

People in Kurdistan region express high appreciation for Germany

Glenn Field

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Kurdish civilians express their appreciation for German support of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Peshmerga in their fight against the Islamic State (ISIS).  


“The relationship is strong,” said Bazhdar Muhammad, a taxi driver. “They give us weapons and support. It’s really helpful in times like this.”


Turkey wedding bomb: Suicide bomber who killed at least 51

Turkey's president has said the suicide bomber who blew themselves up at a wedding party, killing at least 51, was a child aged as young as 12 years old.

Speaking live on national television in front of Istanbul's city hall, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the attacker was aged between 12 and 14 and had wounded 69 people, 17 of which were in a critical condition.

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„Ka temaşeyî çukên bin ezman bike, ew najon, naçinin û amabaranda berhevnakin, Xwuda yê we ê Ezmanî wan têrdike“ (Matte, Beş: 6:26)