Syrian Kurdistan rising

By
March 20, 2013 13:20

The Kurdish PYD party has established a tightly controlled, defensible administration across northeast Syria, but with oil in the mix they may well have to fight for it




Syrian Kurdistan521

Syrian Kurdistan. (photo credit:Jonathan Spyer)

The town of Dohuk in northern Iraq is an unusual destination of choice for a foreign traveler.

It is a dusty, raucous, border town near the Syrian border, surrounded by mountains and close to the Tigris River. But it was to Dohuk that I made my way, after my contacts from the Kurdish PYD (Democratic Union Party) in Erbil told me that this would be my point of entry into Syrian Kurdistan.

Read More...

Related Content