News Release

Syria vs Erdogan?


CHARLES GLASS, [currently in Italy] charlesglassbooks at, @charlesmglass
Glass is a noted journalist who has covered the Mideast for decades. His books include Syria Burning: A Short History of a Catastrophe. He said today: “The Syrian Kurds trusted the U.S. and are paying for it, as Iraq’s Kurds did in 1975 and 1991. They kept their lines open to Assad all along, so the new alliance was their only option. It remains to be seen whether Syria’s weaker, albeit battle experienced, army is a match for Turkey’s much larger armed forces with their NATO weapons and Russian air defense. Russia may broker some arrangement to turn over large areas to Assad while letting Erdogan hang onto his border corridor.” See his website for more material:

KANI XULAM, kani at, @akininfo
Xulam is director of the American Kurdish Information Network.

REESE ERLICH, reeseerlich at, @ReeseErlich
Erlich’s writes the syndicated column “Foreign Correspondent.” He recently wrote the piece “Turkey Plans an Attack on Syrian Kurds,” which was published by The Progressive.

EDMUND GHAREEB, edmundghareeb at
Ghareeb is an internationally recognized scholar on the Kurds and on Iraq. He teaches at American University. His books include The Kurdish Nationalist Movement. He was just recently interviewed by The Real News.