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Did the US push the Kurds to lower their defences against Turkey in the months preceding the latest Turkish military operation against them?

CNN reports: Analysts such as Bowman say part of the outrage is driven by the fact that "we would have not defeated ISIS' Caliphate ... without their help" and that the Kurds had just ...
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Do 50% of the schoolchildren in Turkey have Kurdish ethnicity?

Michael Gfoeller claims in a video that despite only 20% of the present population of Turkey being Kurds, 50% of the school children in Turkey are Kurds, and that consequently: Within a generation, ...
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Did Turkey use poison gas against the Kurds in 1937-38?

Baki Tezcan writes in an LA Times opinion piece: In the 1920s and ’30s, Kurdish citizens of Turkey were brutally massacred in military responses to rebellions. Those uprisings were also ...
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