18 April, 2010

Kurds: an introduction to conflict

This evening i went to dinner with two Kurdish friends. Through them i encountered another face of Turkiye - where a family member held as political prisoner was tortured until he became physically handicapped; where a new, state-run television at last offers Kurdish-language programming, and famous singer in exile refuses to return until his return will represent not political statement but genuine equality. The people of Diyarbakir have a lot to say - and once i catch up on this two week backlog, you'll learn more about them, and the delicious treat that is çevizli sucuk.