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The Struggle of the Kurds

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Fréderike Geerdink
The Struggle of the Kurds
Follow from up-close the struggle of the Kurds for their survival and for democracy in the Middle-East.

Once a nation suppressed into close to oblivion, the Kurds are now playing an ever more important role in the shaping of the future of the Middle-East. The Kurds are fighting for their rights in an increasingly dictatorial Turkey, intend to vote for full independence in Iraq and put into practice their ideas about democracy in Syria, meanwhile being the most effective force on the ground to battle and push back Daesh.

The Struggle of the Kurds follows the developments from close by. After reporting for ten years from Turkey and travelling around extensively in the Kurdish southeast of the country, journalist Fréderike Geerdink is now filing stories from within the strongest army the Kurds have: the Kurdistan Workers Party, known as the PKK. And no, she is not paid by the PKK to do this. That wouldn’t be journalism. As always, Geerdink’s reporting is independent and critical, and often coming from locations where other journalists don’t go.

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