“This is not just a Kurdish problem. This is a problem artificially created by the imperialist European states, mainly Britain and France, after the collapse of the Ottoman empire. This means that the solidarity with the Kurdish people’s struggle is not just a solidarity for their right to self-determination. The vital part of the Kurdish struggle is the democratization of the region.”
Betrayal of the Kurds, whether in Iraq or in Syria, is a hallmark of contemporary West Asian history.