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Old 10-07-2014, 01:01 PM
 
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http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News...S-hostage.html

A Syrian Kurdish female combatant, who appeared on a
BBC report in September, shot herself with a last bullet during fighting with militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last week, according to media reports.

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Old 10-07-2014, 09:07 PM
 
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damn...
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:28 PM
 
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Well if you read the article there are conflicting reports. "But other reports suggested Ozalp, also known as Diren –which means “resist” in Turkish, never left the northern Syrian town of Jezaa, which is still under the Kurdish control, according to International Business Times."

So I hope that is the case.

What I don't understand is how the Kurds aren't been helped more to combat these ISIS psychos. All those Turkish troops amassed at the border near Kobane and they don't do anything. They could wipe them out if they wanted but I wonder if this stems from the long history of conflict between Turks and Kurds?

What is everyone waiting for when this ISIS is actually on the Turkish border?
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:34 PM
 
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Yes, the Kurds are being left hung out to dry. They get limited support and empty promises to encourage them to do all the dirty work - but in the end the West win turn its back on them again.
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Old 10-08-2014, 03:08 PM
 
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They get limited support because Turkey wants to continue having the kurds under control.
And for an unknown reason for me, the NATO always helps the muslims... afghanistan, serbia, libya...
And I think Turkey looks quite kindly upon ISIS...
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Old 10-08-2014, 05:35 PM
 
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Well if you read the article there are conflicting reports. "But other reports suggested Ozalp, also known as Diren –which means “resist” in Turkish, never left the northern Syrian town of Jezaa, which is still under the Kurdish control, according to International Business Times."

So I hope that is the case.

What I don't understand is how the Kurds aren't been helped more to combat these ISIS psychos. All those Turkish troops amassed at the border near Kobane and they don't do anything. They could wipe them out if they wanted but I wonder if this stems from the long history of conflict between Turks and Kurds?

What is everyone waiting for when this ISIS is actually on the Turkish border?
Those troops are there to prevent the Kurds from helping their fellows in Syria as much as to keep ISIS out. Turkey has been waging a decades long conflict against the Kurds and the recent riots prove this conflict is far from over. Erdogan must see a chance here to bleed the Kurds dry, here's hoping it doesn't explode in his face by reigniting another Kurd Insurgency considering how angry the Kurds are at being prevented to help.
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:08 PM
 
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Turkey always claims to be a European nation - now's the time to prove it.

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They get limited support because Turkey wants to continue having the kurds under control.
And for an unknown reason for me, the NATO always helps the muslims... afghanistan, serbia, libya...
And I think Turkey looks quite kindly upon ISIS...
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:30 AM
 
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Turkey always claims to be a European nation - now's the time to prove it.
Erdogan has only been paying lip service to the EU nowadays, the guys has delusions restarting the Ottoman Empire, joining the EU is pretty low on the list for Turkey nowadays.
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:37 AM
 
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Turkey always claims to be a European nation - now's the time to prove it.

Turkey is a muslim country. Europe is not a muslim territory (well I know they're slowly invading it, but thatś another subject)
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