Dossier: El sistema democràtic del nord i l’est de Síria

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El 9 d'octubre de 2019, la invasió turca de Síria va iniciar un nou capítol en la Guerra Civil d'aquest país i va obrir nous escenaris polítics pels poders regionals i globals. A mesura que les Forces Armades Turques (TAF) i les seves…

Explainer: The Syrian Democratic Council – A proposal for a democratic Syria

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The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) is a political assembly representing political parties and organizations in North and East Syria. The SDC creates a political framework for the governance of Syria along a decentralized, federal model.…

Kurdistan 24 – YPG apologizes for 2013 protester killing incident in northeast Syria

Original Article by Wladimir van Wilgenburg, Kurdistan 24, 28 June 2020 ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – In ongoing efforts to further improve relations among Syrian Kurdish parties that have often seen one another as rivals, the People’s…

al-Monitor – Syrian Kurds say Turkish charity dwarfed by stolen produce

Original Article by Amberin Zaman, al-Monitor, 22 June 2020 Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency reported that on Monday, two Turkish charities had sent six trucks carrying humanitarian aid to the rebel-held province of Idlib…

New Internationalist – Betrayed again

Original Article by Vanessa Baird, New Internationalist, 22 June 2020 Almost exactly 100 years ago – 20 August 1920 to be precise – the victors of the First World War promised the Kurds a homeland. Within three years that pledge…

Erst die Soldaten, dann das Geld

Die Führung in Ankara baut systematisch ihre Kontrolle über Nordsyrien aus – die Kurden warnen vor türkischen „Annexionsplänen“ Original Article, by Thomas Seibert, on July 20 2020 Es ist ein klares Signal. Seit Monaten…

the Canary -The Yezidis survived ISIS genocide. Now Turkey is bombing their homeland.

Original article by Finn Reynolds, the Canary, 17 June 2020 The Yezidi (Yazidi) people have faced over 70 genocides and mass killings throughout their history. Most recently, they were left undefended when Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) swept…
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Interview: Civil Defense Forces commanders on community policing in North and East Syria

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The Civil Defense Forces (HPC) is a voluntary, community-based organisation which carries out community policing functions in NES. Following the recent unrest in the USA, the HPC has been held up by some commentators as an alternative…

La Turquie traque les rebelles du PKK jusqu’en Irak

L’armée turque a lancé dans la nuit du dimanche 14 au lundi 15 juin 2020 des frappes aériennes sur des bases des rebelles kurdes dans le nord de l’Irak. « Nos avions écrasent les cavernes des terroristes », a déclaré le ministère…

The Daily Beast – Inside the Sisterhood Springing Jihadis From Jail

Original article by Anne Speckhard, The Daily Beast, 24 May 2020. “Do you know any way to get me transferred to Camp al Hol?” asks an ISIS prisoner in a neighboring camp texting from one of the illicit phones passed around among…