What the Kurds want from Turkey is so incredibly minimal at this point—to be able to speak their own language, have their own radio programs, teach their children about their culture.
For this, Turkey is willing to cross into Syria and kill them all. pic.twitter.com/eTeinicwD2
— Moxie Marlinspike (@moxie) October 7, 2019
Thousands of Kurds died in the fight against ISIS only to be abandoned by President Trump, whose fascination with authoritarian dictators, like Erdogan, seems to control U.S. foreign policy.
— Senator Bob Casey (@SenBobCasey) October 7, 2019
It’s hard to believe that after all your bravery and sacrifices that this is how the world repays you. I’m ashamed to live in a world where there is no justice, no recognition of your courage or any effort to honour you. Thank you #YPJ for all that you did in fighting #ISIS. pic.twitter.com/xuyHfCM2A9
— Hawzhin Azeez (@Dr_HawzhinAzeez) October 8, 2019
Syrian Kurds protest against Turkey's long-planned military operation targeting Syrian Kurdish fighters.
— ABC News (@ABC) October 9, 2019
Not long ago, Kurdish female fighters were dancing in Raqqa after defeating ISIS. Today, America is allowing Turkey to attack and kill these same, incredibly brave women & their families. #KurdsBetrayedByTrump or more accurately, betrayed by America. pic.twitter.com/wiOwVHGSuC
— Glasnost Gone (@GlasnostGone) October 9, 2019
Despite President Trump’s bluster about ending endless war, he’s not ending anything. Our troops aren’t coming home; a small number were moved so Turkey could escalate the war. And the president has expanded our role in Saudi Arabia and Yemen, and kept us in Afghanistan and Iraq.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) October 9, 2019
The #Kurds DID fight on the Allied side in WW2.
They helped break the siege after the 1941 pro-Nazi Coup d'état in Iraq & were part of the (pro-Allied) Iraq Levies.
In 1942 Kurds made up 25% of the force. By 1943, 10 of the 44 companies of Iraq Levies were Kurdish.@Akil_N_Awan pic.twitter.com/wZwgKwHy37
— Ric Cole (@ric_cole) October 10, 2019