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By KANI XULAM 23/6/2014 Do you know Mahmut Alinak? If I strolled down a street in Hawler, Kurdistan, and asked people that very question, most would stare at me blankly and say, “Never heard of him.” One or two might finally venture: “Isn’t he the guy who was locked up in Turkey with people like… Continue reading

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By KANI XULAM 6/7/2014 June was a good month for the Kurds. That is if you subscribe to the Hollywood adage: “There’s no such thing as bad publicity.” Kurds have had some bad news, for sure, but some good news too. First the good news: “The Kurds and Iraq: A Winning Hand,” ran a headline… Continue reading

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By KANI XULAM 5/18/2013 “Beware, lest you lose the substance, By grasping at the shadow.” –Aesop If a car is white when it enters a tunnel—and comes out black on the other end, you can be pretty sure something happened inside the tunnel. It’s probably the same thing in a prison. Abdullah Ocalan, the imprisoned… Continue reading

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In its reports, don’t expect to find a reference to Ismail Besikci who first “discovered” Kurds in Turkey and was awarded 17 years behind bars for his “treasonous” efforts nor a mention of Giuseppe Mazzini who had the likes of Kurds in mind when he said, “without [a] country … you are the bastards of humanity,” nor an acknowledgement of Tacitus who had the likes of Turks in mind when he said, “Master race and liberty do not go together.”

Instead bigoted Turks define the Kurds and turncoat Kurds act as exhibits of why Kurds should never enjoy a place of their own under the sun.
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For the crimes of encouraging and instigating the mass murder: Fethullah Gülen, Cult Leader, 1857 Mt. Eaton Road, Saylorsburg, PA 18353, USA; For the crimes of creating the conditions and environment for the crimes of mass murder and mass injury by abusing their power and recklessly ignoring their public responsibilities: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkish Prime Minister… Continue reading

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