This year marks the centenary of the signing of the Treaty of Lausanne. It gave tacit endorsement to the ethnic cleansing begun in the last years of the Ottoman Empire and was a disaster for the human rights of Kurds, Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians, living within the new borders it created, writes John Tully.
Turkey's war on Rojava
Turkey — a member of NATO and the Council of Europe — carried out a targeted assassination of local political leaders in North-Eastern Syria, on June 20, reports Sarah Glynn.
Australian Greens foreign affairs spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John has condemned Turkey’s latest aggression against Kurds in north and east Syria and in northern Iraq. Peter Boyle reports.
Peter Boyle reports that Sydney's Kurdish community and their supporters held a snap protest against Turkish air attacks against towns and villages in north-east Syria and northern Iraq/South Kurdistan.
The number of malnourished children in North East Syria has increased by 150% in the past six months, and poverty rates have increased by 90%, reports Medya News.
The Kurdish-led administration in North and East Syria hit back after Sweden’s foreign minister implied he would distance his country from the self-governing region in order to appease Turkey, reports Medya News.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government is looking for a deal with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime to eliminate the Kurds in Rojava. Peter Boyle reports.
Enguerran Carrier talks about his documentary that focuses on a volunteer battalion comprised of leftists from Ukraine and Belarus who have taken up arms against the Russian invasion.
Frustrated by its inability to get support for a full-scale invasion, Turkey has escalated its killer drone attacks and shelling of border cities and towns in Rojava, reports Peter Boyle.
As Turkey escalates its military attacks on the Kurds, ahead of a possible full-scale invasion of North and East Syria — the region known as Rojava — the Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) issued an urgent call for a no-fly zone, reports ANF English.
Jiyan Tolhildan (Salwa Yusuf), a leader of the Syrian Defence Force (SDF) Counter Terrorism Units, and who led the fight against ISIS, was murdered by Turkey in a drone strike on July 22, reports Sarah Glynn.
Rallies supporting the call from Rojava for the United Nations to impose a no-fly zone over north and east Syria were held across the world on July 23. Peter Boyle reports on one of the first, in Sydney.
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