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Iran, a Secret Hand behind ISIS Growing چاپ ارسال به دوست
Reza Fathollanejad, VOKRadio, Los Angeles, California, USA   

Iran, a Secret Hand behind ISIS Growing!

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March 12,2017 

Today, ISIS is so weak in comparison with its power during last three years, but whereas the anti-ISIS operations have been successful somewhat this terrorist group is close to its last breathing, the United states, the European countries and the Arab states should be careful about what was behind the power of ISIS, because the source of terrorism the Islamic Republic of Iran is breathing yet.

 
 

Some important elements behind very fast growing of ISIS

When ISIS was a small group and had not been gotten a worldwide attention yet, the situation of Iraq and even Syria was not suitable for raising such a brutal and backward group. In Iraq, for instance, the Sunni Iraqis were tired of being in center of the clashes between the Iraqi army and the Coalition forces with Al-Qaida and pro-Bath groups and the bomb attacks carried out by the Shia and Sunni terrorist groups that had caused destruction of every things a normal life needs.

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In one aspect, this is right that the war situation cause violence that reproduces violence; but it should not be forgotten that any growing political group needs to get a sort of support from the purpose community. We did not see any big uprising or protest at Iraq’s Sunni cities against the presence of the United States’ forces in Iraq or more against the Kurdistan government as an ally of the U.S in the period of constructing ISIS while most of the protests and complains were concentrated on the Iran’s interferences in Iraq’s affairs and Baghdad government. But ISIS has not attacked the Iran’s very close allies so often that it has targeted the U.S’ allies, except during its first year.

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Kurdistan in Perspective; KRG Representative to the U.S., Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman چاپ ارسال به دوست
vokradio, Los Angeles, California, USA   

Kurdistan in Perspective;

Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the U.S., Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman

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Please join the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Representative to the U.S., Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, for a discussion on the role that the KRG plays in the Middle East.

She will discuss the current challenges that the KRG faces, its accomplishments, and what the future looks like for Kurdistan.

Furthermore, we will gain insight into the increasing efforts made by Ms. Abdul Rahman to strengthen KRG diplomacy, as well as reach out to the Kurdish diaspora in the U.S.

Evin Cheikosman, M.A. Candidate in Public Diplomacy, will moderate the event.

 


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Elected Kurdish Representatives Detained in Turkey چاپ ارسال به دوست
Herman Gardi, VOKRadio, Los Angeles, California, USA   

Elected Kurdish Representatives Detained in Turkey

By: Herman Gardi

November 7, 2016

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    Turkey arresting close to a dozen Kurdish law-makers has created another reason for Kurds to lose faith in the Turkish government. Kurds have always been oppressed ever since the Turkish Republic was created after World War I in 1923. When the Kurdish population finally began to have some form of representation in the form of the People’s Democratic Party or HDP, it was attacked by the Turkish Republic.

The Kurdish population makes up close to 20 percent of the total population of Turkey, creating tensions intentionally can have further consequences within the country. The PKK or the Kurdistan Workers Party in Turkey will most likely step up their attacks due to these arrests and cause the Turkish government to retaliate because of it, continuing the vicious cycle of conflict between the groups.


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Solidarity Message of Kurdish –Armenian Communities: Free HDP and Divest From Turkish Fascism چاپ ارسال به دوست
vokradio, Los Angeles, California, USA   

Solidarity Message of Kurdish –Armenian Communities in Southern California

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Free HDP and Divest From Turkish Fascism:

International Appeal and Message of Solidarity

 

We the undersigned express our outrage at the arbitrary arrests of Turkey’s opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-leaders Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag, and its 10 MPs on November 4, 2016. 

With the charges of treason and association with terrorism, HDP MPs are the latest victims of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) dictatorial purge, following an attempted coup in July.

All 59 HDP MPs have been threatened with prosecution, including Armenian MP Garo Paylan, meaning the number of party members arbitrarily detained is bound to increase.

‘We are living in 1915—Today is April 24,’ said Mr. Paylan in a Tweet shortly after the arrests. For many in the Armenian community, the actions taken by the Turkish government toward the Kurdish population and opposition figures echo the Armenian Genocide. 

Erdogan is waging an unprecedented purge in Turkey firing over 100,000 employees, and imprisoning thousands of HDP members, executives, mayors, and city council members associated directly or indirectly with the HDP. Just last week, a prosecutor accused Mrs. Gultan Kisanak, Diyarbakir's first female mayor and a former parliamentarian, and her co-mayor Mr. Firat Anli, of terrorism. HDP lawmakers have issued a joint statement objecting to Erdogan’s inquisition and its legitimacy. 

Erdogan began singling out HDP leadership after AKP lost its parliamentary majority in the 2015 elections and HDP rejected Erdogan’s desires for a powerful presidential system. The arrests aim to destroy the very foundation of the HDP, as the AKP is afraid of future electoral victories, and ethnic and religious representations of minorities including Kurds and Armenians in Turkey.

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US Will Continue to Back Kurdish Group Opposed by Turkey: Votel چاپ ارسال به دوست
vokradio, Los Angeles, California, USA   

US Will Continue to Back Kurdish Group Opposed by Turkey: Votel

 Military.com | Aug 31, 2016 | 

 

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The U.S. will continue to support Kurdish Syrian militia that Turkey has pledged to wipe out in its offensive into Syria, Army Gen. Joseph Votel said Tuesday.

"They have lived up to their commitment to us" to move east of the Euphrates River to meet one of Ankara's demands, said Votel, head of U.S. Central Command and the top U.S. commander in the Mideast, referring to the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG.

The YPG is the military wing of the Democratic Union Party, or PYD, which Turkey calls a terrorist organization. It's also considered to be by far the most effective rebel group operating in Syria against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.

Turkey appeared to dispute Votel's statement that the YPG had moved east of the Syrian border town of Jarablus, which Turkish tanks and mechanized infantry took against little resistance in its Aug. 24 offensive into Syria.

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