(Or an Open Letter to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad) Dear Mr. Ahmadinejad: You recently made news in America with your open letter to President Trump, renewing your habit of venting your pent-up frustrations by writing to American presidents. Presidents Obama and Bush ignored your letters. President Trump, despite his news-junkie bents, has so far kept quiet. Let’s… Continue reading

Most people of conscience feel a frightful crime of unspeakable brutality was executed against more than a million Armenians when they were horrifically slaughtered by the old Turkish Ottoman Empire beginning especially in 1915. We weren’t around then, of course, but some of our ancestors—it pains me to admit—unfortunately embraced the Turkish butchering orders, and… Continue reading

“We are very heartened with the rumblings of freedom that are putting an end to the rule of families owning countries in the Middle East. As the United States and its allies help the Libyans to free themselves from tyranny of Qaddafi, we urge the same forces to heed the domination of one race, the Turks, over the other, the Kurds, in Turkey. As Kurdish-Americans, we ask that the Obama administration appoint a special envoy to meet with the duly elected Kurdish representatives in Turkish Kurdistan. It will cost less than the operation over the skies of North Africa,” said Kani Xulam, the director of the American Kurdish Information Network (AKIN). Continue reading