Posts Tagged ‘ Kurds ’

Major problems for our Iraqi missions programs

Oct 20th, 2017 | By

The Kurds held an “independence vote” to create an independent state. The reaction of the Iraqi government was to shut down airline operations into the Kurdish region including the Erbil airport. The closure causes great problems for our aid programs in Iraq including the upcoming Christmas program for this year. Costs for aid may increase as consumer goods are goods become difficult to find.



Chairman’s Report for October 17, 2017

Oct 19th, 2017 | By

In this issue of the newsletter: Syria and Iraq Genocide Relief bill gutted in Senate by one Senator – Why? /
Will Iraq continue to let us bring aid to Christian refugees in Kurdish region? / Matching Challenge begins for Christmas program – it could finance program! / Kurdish crisis traps Iraqi ministry’s general manager in America



Turkish forces shell Kurdish camp in Syria, reportedly hit Syrian forces

Feb 15th, 2016 | By

Turkey’s PM Davutoglu also confirmed that the country’s forces had struck Syrian Kurdish fighters and demanded that the Kurds retreat from all of the areas that they had recently seized. “The YPG will immediately withdraw from Azaz and the surrounding area and will not go close to it again



Iraq’s Christians, Yezidi Say Kurds Have Failed Them In Battle Against ISIS

Dec 2nd, 2015 | By

Assyrians and other minorities must have their own forces and do have their own forces but, unfortunately, the Kurdish Regional Government is stopping them from taking part in the battle against ISIS unless they declare obedience to the KRG and the Peshmerga



Islamist Turkey Attacks Anti-ISIS Kurds In Syria

Oct 28th, 2015 | By

The Kurds have been the only consistent allies the U.S. has had in Syria in fighting against the Islamic State yet now the Obama Administration is allowing Turkey to attack them.



Russian Intervention Shatters Turkey’s Neo-Ottomanist Dreams For Syria

Oct 20th, 2015 | By

Russia’s recent military intervention in Syria along with Iran, aimed at propping up Assad’s rule, as well as its airstrikes that target not only ISIS but also the so-called moderates supported by Turkey (which in reality are also Islamist terrorist groups), have transformed the face of the conflict. Russia’s reassertion of its involvement in the Middle East, and its recent incursions into Turkish airspace, threaten to spark a Russia-NATO clash on the Turkey-Syria border. With its naval bases in Western Syria, Russia could interfere with Turkish and other vessels along the navigation routes in the eastern Mediterranean. Turkey is certainly the most affected party in this new game, for its dreams regarding Syria, which never matched its actual abilities, are fast becoming a nightmare.



Turkey On Brink Of Civil War

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By

Despite his supposed peace process with the Kurds in Turkey, it quickly became apparent that Erdogan viewed the rising power of Kurds in Syria as a much bigger threat than the barbarian hordes of the Islamic State. While international pressure finally forced Erdogan to allow assistance to flow and Kobani was saved, the deep sense of betrayal felt by Turkey’s Kurds was profound. Erdogan’s fundamental animosity had been laid bare. His hopes of coopting them into his Machiavellian schemes were dashed, probably irreparably.



Turkey Finally Opens Air Bases To U.S., Joins Fight Against ISIS – But It’s All About Fighting The Kurds

Aug 27th, 2015 | By

Following the June 15, 2015 takeover of the Syrian border down of Tel Abyad by the Kurdish People’s Defense Units (PYG), with U.S. air support, from the Islamic State (ISIS), Turkey has massed its military assets along its border with Syria. On June 27, 2015, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AKP party declared that Turkey would not allow a Kurdish corridor and Kurdish entity along its border, at any cost.



Senior Western Official: Links Between Turkey & ISIS Are ‘Undeniable’

Jul 30th, 2015 | By

Documents and flash drives seized during the Sayyaf raid reportedly revealed links “so clear” and “undeniable” between Turkey and ISIS “that they could end up having profound policy implications for the relationship between us and Ankara,” senior Western official familiar with the captured intelligence told the Guardian.



ISIS Commits Ethno-Religious Slaughter Of Assyrian Christians As The World Ignores Genocide

Jul 3rd, 2015 | By

At least 4,000 Assyrian Christian families are believed to be among the 120,000 people who in recent days have fled the Syrian city of Hassakeh. ISIS forces are entering the city and looking to carry out a mass ethno-religious slaughter, humanitarian groups said, warning that the world still has not provided an adequate response.