The Debate

War in Syria: where do Kurds stand?

For years the Kurds were persecuted and oppressed but since the Syrian war broke out in 2011, they have enjoyed a certain autonomy in the northeast region close to Turkey and Iraq.Laura Cellier and her panel revisit Syria and look at the impact of the fighting on the country's largest minority - the Kurds.

  • William JORDAN, Former State Department official
  • Elias WARDE, Member, Syrian National Council
  • Shwan ZULAL, Kurdish blogger 
  • Barak BARFI, Research fellow, New America Foundation
  • Majid RAFIZADEH, Lecturer, Oxford University

Programme produced and prepared by Annelise Borges, Dheepthi Namasivayam and Diaraye Bah.

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