Blood On the Ballot

As Turkey heads to parliamentary elections on Sunday, the country’s Kurdish heartland is hoping to defeat President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the ballot box — even as some young Kurds say a guerrilla war is their only hope against the government.

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Report Finds Kurdish Wins Against Islamic State Come at High Cost

Arab residents of villages reclaimed by Kurdish forces are being systematically pushed out of their homes.


Kurdish Fighters: We’d Really Appreciate if you Came to Syria to Help Fight ISIS

Kurdish fighters answer questions from the general public, and make the case for foreign volunteers to join their group.


How Low Will Erdogan Go?

Turkey’s voters are, once again, about to spurn their president. How he reacts will define the country’s future.


Turkey’s Kurdish Guerrillas Are Ready for War

With peace negotiations in tatters, the insurgency's leaders are preparing for a long and bloody conflict against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government.


Iraq Is Not a Lost Cause

A senior U.S. official recently said that my country might need to be partitioned. He couldn’t be more wrong.


Jabhat al-Nusra Abandons Fight North of Aleppo as Turkey and U.S. Plot ‘Safe Zone’

The al Qaeda affiliate's withdrawal is the latest development in a shifting balance of power in northwestern Syria.

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