I know this is probably a huge oversimplification, but I was always under the impression that Arab Iraqis and Kurds didn't get along so well.
Today I learned that Fuad Masum (the President of Iraq) and Jalal Talabani (the former-President of Iraq) are both Kurds. Since Arabs make up the vast majority of Iraq, I assume that many of them voted for Masum and Talabani.
I don't understand why Iraqi Arabs would vote for two Kurdish presidents in a row. I would appreciate any information! Thanks!
Particularly Turkey, Israel, Jordan and Egypt. I want to visit Erbil and Sulaymaniyah sometime next summer but also would appreciate not being denied entry into other countries/get held up at customs for days
For me personally it’s the language. It’s such a strong-sounding language but it can also be poetic and beautiful. And the lack of unnecessary complicated words is also nice because it makes people sound a lot more humble when speaking Kurdish
I’m Lebanese and a Shia, I don’t know much about the Kurds or their political stance. I know you want your freedom.
Do you ally with Assad?
Do you ally with turkey?
Do you ally with Iraqi government?
Do you ally Iran?
What do you think of shiites?
Who are the yazidis?
Let’s be gentlemen about this.
They just broadcasted on TV that abadi has ordered to shut off the internet in iraq (Kurdistan included ofc) as a way to weaken the opposition that's facing him.
Reminds me of mubarak's days.
I'm writing this while hoping only a few selected websites would be cut of from public access (facebook, twitter, youtube) instead of the whole world wide web. WHat do you guys think?
Gotta go download shows while I still can.
I just read the essay democratic confederalism by A. Ocalan and I am impressed by the clarity of Ocalan's thought. But I have a basic question.
Do you think that democratic confederalism can be applied in the four regions where kurds live? Also, how aware are the locals of Ocalan's later thinking? Finally, do you agree with the aforementioned essay and why /why not?
Thanks a lot!
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