Category Archives: Syria

The Restoration of Syria

By Dr Jan Best de Vries: This is my last contribution to The Kurdistan Tribune. The political solution for the conflict in Syria will be a partition into three administrative zones with regional autonomy. A threefold partition, that is: in the East towards the Tigris the Sunnite Arab tribes, in the West the Sjiite Alawites…

Throw Turkey and Iran Out of Syria First!

By Rebwar Rashed: On the New Year’s Eve of 1977 Iran was “an island of stability in one of the more troubled areas of the world” according to President Carter while he spent the night at the Shah’s palace and toasted his success. The so-called Iranian Revolution was a reality less than two years later….

Open Letter to President Emmanuel Macron of France

By Arian Mufid: The invasion of Afrin by the Turkish military state has caused many tragedies. You must have smelt the blood of Afrin’s people even though Afrin is a thousand miles away from Paris. You must have smelt the destruction; smelt the destruction of hundreds of buildings and apartments as the people were not…

Defend Afrin! National Demo, London, Sat 31 March, 2pm

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An Open Letter to the Czech Republic and Interpol on Mr. Saleh Moslem

By Rebwar Rashed: Honorable gentlemen, Mr. President Miloš Zeman, Mr. Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, Mr. President of Interpol Meng Hongwei and Mr. Secretary General Jürgen Stock of Interpol Mr. Saleh Moslem was detained in Prague 24th February as answer to a “red notice” issued by the Turkish state to the Interpol. He was released on…

Open Letter of Protest to the Spokesperson of the Czech Foreign Ministry

Dear Miss Michaela Lagronová: We, members of the Kurdish Communities in California express our utmost outrage at the illegal arrest of the prominent Kurdish leader, Mr. Saleh Muslim by your police in Prague on Feb 24, 2018. Mr. Muslim is a veteran human rights activist, a leading Kurdish intellectual, and a strategist whose diplomatic endeavors…

Impending Attack on Afrin: Letter to UN Secretary-General 

By Dr Amir Sharifi: Letter to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres Dear Mr. Guterres I am ouraged by the Turkish government’s war propaganda and impending attack against Kurds in Syria, particularly, Afrin, and a city of about one million residents. I am certain that you are aware of the grave situation; however, I am alarmed…

External Forces Against A Kurdish Referendum

By Dr Jan Best de Vries: After World War 1 the present borders of Iraq and Syria were drawn by respectively England and France on the basis of the presence of oil fields in these areas, their former mandates after destruction of the vilayets under Ottoman rule. So neither these present western powers nor the …

Al Qaeda On The Rise In Syria

By Manish Rai:  While the United States and NATO remains focused on the defeating Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, al Qaeda in Syria is accumulating strength and territory at an alarming pace and may eventually pose the most daunting counterterrorism challenge that the U.S and West has ever faced. Al-Qaeda has reportedly benefited from…

After the Fall of Raqqa

By Dr Jan Best de Vries: The military situation on the ground around and in Raqqa is clear: the villages north of Raqqa have been taken by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) led by the YPG and YPJ, the villages south of Raqqa by Assad̉΄s Arabian Army with the support of Iranian elite troops, whereas…

Ending Turkish Aggression against Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Afrin (Rojava)

By Dr Amir Sharifi: The Honorable Dianne Feinstein United States Senate 331 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Feinstein: I am writing to express my outrage at the Turkish military aggression against Syrian Democratic Forces in Syria (SDF). At a decisive moment when ISIS caliphate is waning in its last citadel and…

Kurdish Independence Under President Trump

By Rauf Naqishbendi: With any conflict in Mesopotamia, it makes headlines and is of significant importance when the Kurds are involved, even to the United States. The reality is that the Kurds altered the balance of power in Mesopotamia after the US’s invasion of Iraq. Thus, they are to be reckoned with when defending Iraq…

Turks Teaching Trump to Dump

By Dr. M. Koohzad: President Erdogan of Turkey came to Washington threatening, demanding, asking, even begging for a few things he badly needed. He wanted the U.S. to dump the Syrian Kurds who are bravely fighting ISIS, extradite his old friend Fethullah Gulen to Turkey to be executed, and fire Mr. Brett McGurk, the American…

Syria: Cultural Autonomy and the Risks of a Late Negotiation

By Carlos Rocabado: The draft Constitution prepared by Russia gives new hopes to Kurds on their demand for autonomy. It is not the federal scenario some expect, and of course it has nothing to do with dubious separatist wishes, but it is a step in the right direction: the acknowledgement of a long time ignored…

How Assad Won

By Manish Rai: President Bashar Al-Assad is starting to look like he will survive the uprising, even in the estimation of some of his staunchest opponents. It is a reality that almost everyone agrees to that the Syrian regime has revealed an extraordinary ability to survive. Despite the blows it has sustained in the initial…