U.S. works with Kurdish fighters, despite classification as terrorists
Various Kurdish fighters, e.g. Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) from Iraq, Turkey and Syria, have helped in rescue efforts of the Yazadi minority and in defending Iraqi Kurdistan. Recent events in Iraq have opened new doors for the Kurds, but also revealed longstanding feuds. We’ll talk about Kurdish geopolitics with Ali Ezzatyar. He’s of Iranian Kurdish origin and is a lawyer and executive director of the University of California Berkeley Program on Entrepreneurship and Development in the Middle East.
(photo: A group of armed Kurdish fighters from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) enter northern Iraq in the Heror area, northeast of Dahuk, 260 miles (430 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/ Ceerwan Aziz))