The Kurdistan region is challenged by the incredibly low oil prices, so that its 250,000 barrels of exports are worth far less than any money it expected to get from Baghdad.
The spread of coronavirus now threatens the economic success of the Kurdish region if borders close or oil exports are changed.
Abraham met with SDF General Abdi and Christian defense forces and saw key areas such as Raqqa and Tel Tamr.
The HDP governs many cities in the southeast of Turkey and typically appoints one male and one female co-mayor to promote gender equality.
The German Green Party also urged a weapons ban for Turkey.
YET FOR the Kurds, this is all too familiar. They have been facing persecution, ethnic cleansing, and genocide since after World War I, when the contours of the modern Middle East took shape.
Armenian Church becomes center of controversy after pictures emerge of it having been vandalized and Turkey claimed to have “repaired” it.
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that the YPG had not withdrawn from that planned "safe zone," despite Turkey's agreements with both Russia and the United States.
Today, history is being repeated against another indigenous population in the same part of the world: the Kurds.
Erdogan is due in Washington on Nov. 13 at President Donald Trump's invitation, but said last week that the votes put a "question mark" over the plans.