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The Kurdish Fight and the Syrian Conflict

In the immediate aftermath of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement of a possible breakthrough on a ceasefire in Syria, yesterday, terrorist attacks ripped through Damascus killing more than 100 people. The carnage adds to an already volatile situation as a major player in the fighting, Turkey, has ramped up verbal attacks on the U.S. and the West for not being more aggressive towards Kurdish fighters it views as terrorists. The number of various Kurdish factions in and around Syria complicates matters further. We talk about the Kurdish actors in Syria and their connections to Turkey with Goran Zaneti, a Kurdish American and independent journalist who writes on Middle East affairs. He’s currently producing a documentary on Kurdish refugees stuck on the Turkish-Syria border called 'Resistance is Life'. Guest: Goran Zaneti is a Kurdish American and an independent journalist who writes on Middle East affairs. He’s currently producing a documentary on Kurdish refugees stuck on the Turkish-Syria border called 'Resistance is Life'.

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