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Is the West in the Process of Producing a New Enemy to Humanity?

Can we say history repeats itself?  Let’s go back to 1950, when President Truman decided to withdraw US forces from Korea. There are still people who remember that juncture and what consequences had led to that decision. It turned the fate of mankind in Asia into a sort of hell for half of century, and …

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Kurdistan Region: In the Crosshairs of Regional Hegemonic Interests Webinar

Today, Kurds are once again at the crosshairs of the regional hegemonic powers’ interests as these regional powers attempt to carry out their expansionist agenda. In the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Kurds have enjoyed semi-autonomy with a high degree of success since 1991 and have become more prosperous after the liberation of Iraq by the …

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Historical Kurdish Biographies: Layla Qasim and the Start of a Revolution

Born in Khanaqin to a Faylee Kurdish family, Leyla Qasim (1952 – 1974) studied at the University of Baghdad, joined the KDP in 1970, and was executed by the Baath regime on May 12, 1974. Her famous last words were, “Kill me! But you must also know that after my death thousands of Kurds will …

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Historical Kurdish Biographies: Mikdad Midhad Badirkhan and “Kürdistan”

Today is the 122nd anniversary of the first ever Kurdish identity focused newspaper, ‘Kürdistan’. Started by Mikdad Midhad Badirkhan and his family in Cairo, Egypt on April 22, 1898. Badirkhan’s newspaper lasted from 1898-1902. The aim was to capture the attention of the Turkish sultan at the time, Abdulhamid II. By mentioning the word “Kurd” …

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Notes on Kurdish Culture, Literature and Art Conference in Diyarbakir

Prepared by Amir Sharifi and Luqman Barwari As 2010 was coming to an end, one could make a forceful argument that the year was an intriguing and fruitful one when it came to the long neglected Kurdish language, art, and literature. Kurdish intellectuals, politicians, and activists in the homeland and Diaspora for the first time …

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Letter to EUTCC

Professor Kariane Westrheim, Chair European Union Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC) Menneskerettighetenes plass 1, 5007 Bergen, Norway Brussels, Belgium Tel: +47 55 21 09 50  Fax: +47 55 21 09 59 E-mail: info@eutcc.org  November 15, 2010  Dear Professor Westrheim  First and foremost, I would like to thank you for inviting me to your 7th annual conference. …

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Letter to Mr. Tan

Ambassador Namık Tan 2525 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W Washington, D.C. 20008  (Copy to: Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520)  October 25, 2010  Dear Ambassador Tan,  While the majority of the human family strives for peace, justice, and prosperity, a small faction of every society engages …

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