Late news, The Kurds and allies, the SDF/YPG have retreated south of the river Sajur to make a defensive line against Turkey attacking the liberated from ISIS city of Manbij. Manbij, like all towns in the Rojava revolution, is run democratically and with sex equality by a Council composed proportionally of all the local forces (not by the SDF/YPG).
This is what Turkish tanks and jets are aiming to destroy and replace with the medieval mockery of Islam of their ISIS and allied militias. The SDF/YPG have no tanks or air force and have been betrayed by their US allies so can not now continue the offensive against ISIS in Al Bab or towards Raqqa..
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Sources> Wikipedia, ARA and Kurdish Cat
As predicted here the Turkish anti ISIS invasion of Syria is an excuse to continue their genocidal murder torture, repression and enslavement of Kurds and all things Kurdish.
Back in Turkey the police have closed down the only Kurdish Language Newspaper (for about 18 million Kurds) The paper was already compelled to adopt a strict pro-government line, the assault on the headquarters ‘Azadiya Welat’ by agents of Erdogan has clearly political intentions.
The entire staff of 27 people were arrested and their fate is unknown.
It was the only newspaper in the Kurdish language in the whole of Turkey and follows a long line of repression against the Kurdish minority .
We recall that one month and three days ago the Turkish conservative Islamist government also arrested Zeynel Abidin Bulut, editor of the same publication.
Erdogan is at present negotiating visa free entry in the EU and threatening repeatedly to ‘unleash millions of refugees’ on Europe unless his visa and other demands are met.
Following the military coup of 1980, the Kurdish language was officially prohibited in public and private life.[Wikipedia11] Many people who spoke, published, or sang in Kurdish were arrested and imprisoned… Continue reading “US betrays allies as Turkey vows to Destroy inspiring Rojava Revolution.”