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Turkish Offensive into Rojava, Reasons and Implications

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By Sharif Behruz Turkey has launched a planned military offensive into the Kurdish territories in northeastern Syria, long held by the Kurdish forces led by Syrian Democratic Forces ever since Syrian regime forces abandoned those territories in 2012. Turkey’s President, … Continue reading

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Prostitution, a growing trend in Kurdish areas, lack of mismanagement and leadership to be blamed

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-Prostitution, addiction and other social problems have always been on the rise ever since this regime and the ones before it took control of our land. Occupiers and the Iranian oppressors are the sins of Kurdish society in Eastern Kurdistan. … Continue reading

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Iran counters ‘Maximum Pressure’ by reaching out to the Kurds

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The author well explains #Iran’s incentives to reach out to its Kurdish foes; however, it is not clear in this piece why the Kurdish political leaders would concede to an alleged meeting with the regime never been so desperate. I … Continue reading

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Contact Canadian Senators to vote for Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations during their session on Wednesday

Non-Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran Act An Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations Canada’s Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade is expected to vote on Bill S-219: Non-Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran Act, … Continue reading

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PDKI Deputy Leader: We have always been fighting against the Islamic Republic.

If we wait to see unity, a ripe situation & all met means to continue our struggle in #Rojhelat it means never #Iran pic.twitter.com/dG0cj4RHHQ — Sharif Behruz (@sharif_behruz) July 11, 2016

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At Last, Change of Course, in Midst of Setback

This commentary first appeared in Iran Roundtable and was prepared to add some more insight to a short interview with BBC World Service Newsday Program.  Below is also the interview: The first death in action of an American soldier in … Continue reading

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Iran hangs another Kurdish political prisoner in August

Behrouz Alkhani’s execution order was carried out early Wednesday morning, August 26 in the central prison of Wurme, where he was held. On August 9, Sirwan Nejavi, another Kurdish political prisoner was executed in Tabriz Prison following three years of … Continue reading

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Resurgence of terror and repression following the deal with Iran

Four improvised explosives devices (IED), containing more than 25 kilograms of TNT, had been defused at the headquarters of Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan near Sulaimani.  Iranian agents assassinated more than 270 activists belonging to various Kurdish opposition parties inside the Southern Kurdistan Region between … Continue reading

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Interview with Jerusalem Online: PKK Widely Interferes in the Affairs of other Parts

Iran Roundtable It was reported yesterday that the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) attacked the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (PDKI) Peshmerga on the border between Iraqi and Iranian Kurdistan, killing one PDKI Peshmerga member.   In an exclusive interview withRachel Avraham … Continue reading

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Unrest in Kurdistan, Nukes Deal with Iran, Parts of Our Discussion on WSRadio with Host Cynthia Dillion

This interview was conducted on Wednesday May 13, 2015.  Here are some of the discussion excerpts from WSRadio website: The View from Abroad. Iran. Sharif Behruz Sharif Behruz is co-founder of the Iran Roundtable, described in its website as a … Continue reading

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Video: Anti-riot Forces Fire at Protesters in the Kurdish City of Mahabad

A large demonstration in front of Hotel Tara to protest the murder of a young Kurdish girl who escaped rape in the hands of intelligence agent by jumping from the four story hotel. She died immediately and the hotel owner … Continue reading

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In Pictures: At the Conference of Armenian Genocide

March 20, 2015: At the Conference on Genocide ‘Prevention to Justice’ organized by the Armenian Genocide Centennial and Armenian National Committee of Canada at University of Toronto. Honored to be here, however, disgusted by the presence of so-called Yeizidi representative from … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Meeting with the Canadian Defence Minister, Mr. Jason Kenney

On March 20, 2015, at the request of the Office of Canada’s Defence Ministry, a delegation of Canadian Kurds from all parts of Kurdistan met the Minister, Mr. Jason Kenney. At the meeting, the Member of Parliament  for Mississauga-Streetsville, Mr. Brad … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings – Happy Newroz

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To US Congress: Reform VOA-Persian Service to better communicate US policy to the peoples of Iran

Iran is the most diverse country in the Middle East; understanding this population’s diversity has serious implications for an effective US foreign policy towards Iran and to the future US-Iran relations.  US need a consistent policy that supports the human … Continue reading

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