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Kurds Warn of Mounting Ethnic Tensions in Iraq

Timing of the arrests has prompted speculation that real purpose is to deflect attention from the country’s mounting economic worries by further polarizing Turks and Kurds. This in turn, will make it harder for secular opposition to continue its electoral alliance with the HDP

"The Iraqi Kurdish authorities must respect freedom of expression and preserve democratic norms to show the world that Kurds can rule themselves and live in peace." — writes for . @HakeemDawd  #AJOpinion 

US policy towards Kurds in Syria, Iraq aimed at undermining the region, Turkish security expert says

Six years after they protested to demand protection for a city across the Turkish border under Islamic State attack, a group of Kurds in Turkey is wanted for arrest

Today, 25th September, marks the third anniversary of the historic independence referendum in the Kurdistan Region, a move that the Kurds view as a landmark in the modern history of Kurdish struggle for freedom. #Kurdistan  #TwitterKurds  #Referendum 

At least 34 Kurds were executed in Iran during the first half of the Iranian year, a monitoring group said.

A United Nations report makes clear the damage to the Kurds and Arabs that America left behind

Parliament Delegation to Visit Baghdad over Violations against Kurds in Disputed Areas #Kurds  #Kurdistan  #Kirkuk  #Iraq  #TwitterKurds 

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Massive attacks underway against the kurds in northern syria. No ceasefire. Total nonsenses there is. US military officials tell me they are ashamed, “sickened.” It’s cold now outside. What about the families, and kids, out of their homes? @OARichardEngel  #AmericanBetrayal 

US officials tell me ALARM BELL RINGING among diplomats in DC that U.S. could one day be held responsible for Crimes Against Humanity for ethnic cleansing of kurds'>Syrian Kurds by opening the door to it, watching it, encouraging it (Trump's tweets and statements) and not stopping it.

Let us be clear: The president has sided with authoritarian leaders of Turkey and Russia over our loyal allies and America’s own interests. His decision is a sickening betrayal both of the Kurds and his oath of office.

(1) turkey wants to push the kurds out of that part of syria. (2) trump gives ‘em the OK to invade. (3) pence brokers a “deal” in which the kurds... must get out of that part of syria. (4) the US agrees to un-sanction turkey. that’s a “deal” like being mugged is a deal.

Turkey’s conflict in Syria took a major turn today. First alleged atrocities by Turkish-backed Arab militias, executing Kurds. US military officials tell me it's true, and they are DEEPLY concerned it opens the door to BOTH ethnic cleansing of Kurds and return of ISIS/Al-Qaeda

The more I talk talk to sources, the more i’m hearing America’s betrayal of the Kurds, and the humiliation, “misogynistic” “squashing” of US ambassador in Ukraine for political motivations makes people think, we, Americans, have become the “bad guys.” Hearing it was gut punch.

Turkish state-backed media hails a “successful operation” to “neutralize” an unarmed 35-year old woman working to unite Arabs, Christians, and Kurds in NE Syria. Ms. Hevrin Khalef was reportedly dragged from a vehicle and shot to death. That’s a war crime.

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The U.S. convinced the Kurds to destroy ISIS for us, causing massive Kurd casualties. Then we conned the Kurds into dismantling their defenses, promising to protect them. Now Trump invites the Turks into Syria, green lighting them to wipe out the Kurds. Positively sinister.

The kurds lost their homeland in Syria which they fought for with US forces in the battle agaist Isis, losing 11 thousand of their men and women. Tonight they were sold out by Trump who says he saved millions of lives. It will be remembered by the kurds as the greatest betrayal.

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