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Turkey Leaks Secret Locations of U.S. Troops in Syria
In the latest display of Turkish anger at U.S. policy in Syria, the state news agency has divulged the locations of 10 U.S. military bases and outposts in northern Syria where the U.S. is leading an operation to destroy the so-called Islamic State in its self-styled capital of Raqqa.
The list published by the Anadolu news agency points to a U.S. presence from one end to the other of the Kurdish self-administration region—a distance of more than 200 miles. The Anadolu news agency even...
author:roy_gutman  syria  turkey  france  anadolu  kurds  erdogan 
5 days ago by Psook
The US joins the Turkey-PKK fight in northern Syria - International Crisis Group - June 2017
Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) members man a checkpoint near the Kurdish town of Efrin, in Syria, on 27 November 2014. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail Report…
Trump_foreign_policy  US_foreign_policy  Syria  Iraq  Iran  ISIS  Russia  Turkey  US_military  Kurds  from instapaper
5 weeks ago by dunnettreader
Türkei-Referendum: Deutschland muss Farbe bekennen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Dass es ausgerechnet viel ausländisches Kapital war, das den Erdogan-Aufschwung in seiner vergangenen, soliden Phase überhaupt erst ermöglicht hat, wird er freilich geflissentlich verschweigen.
Turkey  authoritarianism  Erdogan  foreign  relations  foreignaffairs  Germany  European  Union  Religion  Kurdish  Islam  Muslim  Kurds 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
‘A real revolution is a mass of contradictions’: Interview with a Rojava Volunteer
In October 2016 Peter Loo travelled to Rojava* to volunteer as an English teacher and participate in work within civil society – the outcome of over 14 months of organising within the Plan C Rojava solidarity cluster.
rojava  kurds  revolution  left  politics  syria 
april 2017 by markhgn
How two U.S. Marxists wound up on the front lines against ISIS
A florist and a Georgetown graduate didn’t intend to fight, but they were sent into battle against the Islamic State in Syria.
isis  syria  kurds  left 
april 2017 by arabist
American Anarchists Join YPG in Syria Fighting ISIS, Islamic State
True to its anarchist ideology, the YPG is loosely organized, without ranks; the universal gender-neutral honorific is hevalê, or friend. It elects its leaders directly, and even a general must wash his own clothes and take his turn cooking.
syria  kurds  anarchism  democratic  communalism 
february 2017 by markhgn

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