Street noise makes her a little hard to hear, but she’s definitely worth a listen. FYI: Trump was the first American president to directly arm Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State in Syria, despite the fact that it angered Turkish allies who view the Kurdish fighters as terrorists.
Kurds are an ethnic minority that live in parts of Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Iran. They have been persecuted for decades — from Turkey’s suppression of Kurdish identity and banning of Kurdish language to Saddam Hussein’s use of chemical weapons on Kurdish communities. Their leaders, from the numerous different parties and rebel groups that represent them, have long sought an independent Kurdish state encompassing that territory and have fought against their respective governments to try to achieve that. Find out why Islamofascist Turkey Sees the Kurdish People as a Bigger Threat than ISIS