quinta-feira, 23 de outubro de 2014

Kurds wait for Peshmerga in Kobani

Under pressure from allies and with internal turmoil, caused by the Kurds of Turkey, Ankara decided to open the border to Iraqi Peshmerga.

"It's great to see that the Turkish Government will authorize the passage of the Peshmerga for Kobani. That God bless you, we're very grateful, "says a Kurdish refugee.

With the casualty list growing, it remains to be seen whether the Peshmerga have availability to act in Kobani, as leaders of the Kurdish Iraqi forces claim to be on the edge of capacity in other fronts.

In Turkey, Kurds, Syrians and Turks, they want more. "They should open the border for people of can not fight Kobane the Peshmerga. It's been a month and people have gone to the border but the Turkish Government did not pass to the other side, "says another Kurdish.

Ankara sees the Syrian Kurds with some suspicion because of possible links with the PKK, the group that fights for the rights of the Kurdish minority in Turkey and is considered a terrorist organization by the United States.

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