Congratulations to the Leicester City Football Club on their success in the English Premier League. They worked well as a team with a calm and thoughtful manager. Brilliant.
At the same time, Kurds in Leicester have family in Syria and Turkey who are suffering because the UK Government continues to support the actions of Turkey’s Government:
- Turkey objected to the Kurds sitting at the Geneva talks with Staffan de Mistura: De Mistura Shares Russia’s Opinion on Kurdish Participation in Geneva Talks
According to the deputy minister, issues with Kurds taking part in intra-Syrian talks are mainly tied to Turkey’s position on the matter.
“The unwillingness to include Kurds in the negotiation process is related, first of all, to the rigid position of Turkey, which opposes this and even tries voicing ultimatums that if Kurds are invited to the negotiation process, they [Ankara] will do everything to disrupt this round of negotiations and ensure that the so-called Riyadh opposition leaves the talks,” Gatilov explained.
- Turkey supports ISIS in Syria because ISIS attacks the Kurds: BBC: Turkey v Syria’s Kurds v Islamic State and TIME: Why Turkey Sees the Kurdish People as a Bigger Threat than ISIS July 28, 2015 The Kurds’ success against ISIS might encourage advocates of a Kurdish state across parts of Iraq, Syria and Turkey
- Turkey continues to bomb its own Kurds: ANF: Intense bombing in Şırnak on the 50th day of the onslaught: On the 50th day of the state forces’ attacks, Şırnak has been under constant howitzer fire since last night. Several houses have caught fire and clashes continue.
Turkey is the West’s ally in NATO, and now read this letter: 2016 May 3
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