Leaders and diplomats from nearly thirty countries have gathered in the French capital to discuss military action against the self-declared Islamic State (formerly, ISIS) in Iraq. Continue reading
I’ve been absent from the blogsphere for quite some time, and with good reason. I recently graduated, got married, have an eight-month old son and much more! Continue reading
A Kurdish mother has been convicted for selling books related to Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK). She is a new mother, her twins are 6-months-old. As a new mother myself, I can’t put into words how incredibly frustrated I have become over this news. Continue reading
When spring arrives, so do the Kurdish version of picnics, which are akin to a “nightmare” for me. Our gleeful neglect and disregard for the environment is an embarrassment — while others look at our countryside they see a nation that fights for independence but disrespects the soil it seeks to represent. What good is our nationalistic sentiment when so many are keen on destroying it. Continue reading
When thinking about ‘villages’ what should come to your mind is greenery, refreshened scenery, cows, goats, horses but most certainly not bumpy roads and pollution. Ironically enough, in Kurdistan the only villages we pay attention to are known as ‘American villages’ and ‘English villages’ while forgetting our own villages. Continue reading
Kurdistan’s Regional Government (KRG) has failed to pay the salary of a significant number of Kurdish armed forces (Pêşmerge) although according to recent estimates, Southern Kurdistan contains around 45 billion barrels of oil – 6th largest oil reserve in the world.