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The US and the PYD Crisis

November 9, 2015 // Radikal - Turkey - Turkish

The U.S.'s decision to prioritize supporting PYD (Kurdish Democratic Union Party) and supporting them with weapons in the war against the Islamic State caused a big reaction from Turkey. While the U.S. ambassador was notified that this situation is unacceptable, interim Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, “No one [Read more]

The Hornet’s Nest

October 6, 2015 // Kathimerini - Greece - Greek

Over the past few months, a sequence of initially unrelated developments began throughout the region which, if connected, will have a determining influence on the situation.

Barack Obama Has Betrayed the Kurds

September 21, 2015 // Die Welt - Germany - German

<i>A tragic error: The U.S. president is betraying the brave Kurds in return for help from the Turks in the fight against the Islamic State. Under Donald Trump, things would not be any better.</i> In his masterpiece, "The Rebellion of the Masses," the famous Spanish philosopher and essayist José Ortega y Gasset [Read more]

Creating a Kurdish State Is in US Interest

September 17, 2015 // Libertad Digital - Spain - Spanish

Another victim of the unsteady situation in Iraq: the agreement made between the Kurds and Baghdad last December by which the Kurdistan Regional Government suspended its one-sided sale of oil. As cited in the Financial Times, “The federal government withheld payments to Erbil soon after the deal began due to its [Read more]

A Positive Conjuncture for Greece

September 2, 2015 // Kathimerini - Greece - Greek

Based on the USA's past, the Greek people have every right to be cautious toward the stance of American officials on issues of Greek interest. As members of the Greek-American community who have fought in Washington for Greek issues, but also issues regarding orthodoxy in the higher levels of the American [Read more]
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