Kurdish War: May 22, 2004


Syria is dealing with the recent unrest among it's 200,000 (or two million, depending on who provides the numbers) Kurds by diplomacy, not force. Kurds in Syria have always been restless, and in 1962 they all lost their Syrian citizenship (on the grounds that they were actually illegal immigrants from Iraq and Turkey.) So 20,000 Syrian Kurds will be given Syrian citizenship, in response to recent riots by Syrian Kurds over ill treatment. Hundreds of Kurds arrested in recent demonstrations have been released from police custody.


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