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All about Kurdish unity talks

Blitz 04 Jul 2020
Lobbyists largely succeeded in playing the confusion created by of the alphabet soup of Kurdish organizations to create an impression of hopelessly fractured, undemocratic societies that can never build their own future without infringing on the territorial integrity of state actors and other populations.
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Without a Strong US Effort, the Kurds Will Continue to Suffer

The Algemeiner 29 Jun 2020
Lobbyists largely succeeded in playing the confusion created by of the alphabet soup of Kurdish organizations to create an impression of hopelessly fractured, undemocratic societies that can never build their own future without infringing on the territorial integrity of state actors and other populations.
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ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. Here are 6 things you need to know

CNN 28 Oct 2019
Moreover, in order to move from the Euphrates Valley to Idlib, Baghdadi would have had to pass through areas under the control of Kurdish and Turkish or regime forces. But personal relations often count for more in the alphabet soup of jihadi politics, and a few local friends could well have provided him a hideout.
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Turkish authorities remove multilingual signboard in Kurdish city

Kurdistan Media 19 Feb 2019
Pro-Kurdish ... The previous signboard was in Kurdish, Turkish, and Arabic (written in Latin alphabet) as there is also an Arab minority in Siirt ... President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration has seized over 100 municipalities in Kurdish provinces in the past three years.
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Is There TRULY a US/Turkish Agreement on Manbij? NO!

Penny for your thoughts 06 Jun 2018
The criminals had to return back to Iraq after Iranian authorities sent reinforcement to the area of clashes, the media outlet added" Of course that's your Kurdish alphabet terror groups in action From earlier.
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Between two Kurdistans: a Russian anthropologist's journey in search of self-government

Open Democracy 16 Jun 2017
The Kurdish people are a fairly diverse ethnocultural group; the spoken dialects of the Kurdish language can be quite distinct from each other ... Although the most widely spoken and best known dialect of Kurdish, Kurmanji, uses the Latin script, the population of Sulaymaniyah speaks and writes in Sorani, which has an alphabet based on Arabic letters.
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The US is trying to stop two of its allies in Syria from mauling each other

CNN 30 Apr 2017
On Saturday, American troops in northeastern Syria made a very public display of patrolling with their Kurdish allies near the Syrian-Turkish border as tensions flare over American support for Kurds fighting ISIS ... Turkish forces and their Syrian allies have divided their time between fighting ISIS and fighting US-backed Kurdish forces.
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Rojava, a Popular Imperial Project

CounterPunch 28 Apr 2017
Young activists are coming out in support of Kurdish independence in Syria ... Even so, in 2009, many Kurdish young people told me they were Iraqi citizens ... Jalal Talabani, who was President of Iraq for a long time, whose party used to balance the local Kurdish government of Masoud Barzani so it looked like a democracy, is gone.
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Turkey's 'Traitors' Speak Out

The Atlantic 15 Apr 2017
Leftist activists, Kurdish politicians, and dissenting academics have all been targeted ... At the time, claiming one’s Kurdish identity—much less celebrating it through naming—was revolutionary ... In 2013, the government lifted a prohibition on the use of the letters Q, X, and Y, which appear in the Kurdish but not the Turkish alphabet.
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As Turkey Gears Up to Vote, Its 'Traitors' Speak Out

The Atlantic 15 Apr 2017
Leftist activists, Kurdish politicians, and dissenting academics have all been targeted ... At the time, claiming one’s Kurdish identity—much less celebrating it through naming—was revolutionary ... In 2013, the government lifted a prohibition on the use of the letters Q, X, and Y, which appear in the Kurdish but not the Turkish alphabet.
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Amid Syria's Civil War, Kurds Enjoy Newfound Language Freedoms

Voa News 03 Aug 2016
Another hurdle facing students, experts say, is the differences between the Kurdish and Arabic alphabets. Belonging to the Indian-European language family, Kurdish uses the Latin alphabet in writing, while students have been used to the Arabic alphabet, which is written from right to left.   "This might seem like a minor issue," Omar said.
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The Middle East's alphabet soup of Kurds, explained

Stars and Stripes 22 Feb 2016
An autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq has proven to be perhaps the most stable corner of an otherwise imploding nation. Kurdish militias in Syria have battled both the advances of the Islamic State as well as other rebel factions ... What follows is a rough digest of the alphabet soup of prominent Kurdish groups in the Middle East.
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Diagnosing Iraq's problems

Al Jazeera 16 Dec 2015
Turkey has stated that this deployment is part of a previously agreed plan to train Iraqi Kurdish forces to combat ISIL ... To highlight this dynamic, the KRG in Iraq is governed by two Iraqi Kurdish factions, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK).
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Erdogan's Fate in Hands of Kurdish Voters His Army Is Targeting

Bloomberg 29 Oct 2015
Much has changed since a pro-Kurdish party upended Turkish politics in a national election five months ago ... “Kurdish votes will determine the future of Turkey,” says Oner Bucukcu, an analyst at the SDE research center in Ankara ... Ocalan, who’s also inspired an alphabet soup of Kurdish political and militant movements in Syria, Iraq and Iran.

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