Roadtrip with a hero

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Ako and Abbas are the heroes, who rescued more than 70 people from the IS-frontlines using an old armored BMW. Fidelis Cloer is a dear friend of mine and the most knowlageble person in the world when it comes to armored vehicles. My other dear…

Peshmerga, sold weapons, blown up houses

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There are several accusations against Peshmerga that consistenly come up. On the one hand, that the whereabouts of the German Federal Armed Forces are unknown, on the other hand, that they would blow up houses of the Arabian population. I was…

Traveling Kurdistan with Kaka Hama

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Once more I have paid a visit to the Autonomous Kurdistan Region – for short: Kurdistan – in northern Iraq. In this small aspiring (all but independent) country, people fight against ISIS/ISIL while at the same time in large parts of the…

Shingal, Kurdistan and the German weapons

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Since the situation in Kurdistan (North-Iraq) keeps changing daily, I went there again to report from this region. My report from June you'll find here, a summary of the Kurdish history here. Together with Tobias Huch (FDP) I will visit…

Live from Kurdistan – From Mosul to Kirkuk

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20th June 2014, Mosul I just had the opportunity to talk to two Peshmerga generals. The overall situation in Kurdistan is good. We came from Erbil to Mosul without any problems. According to one of the generals, we were the only journalists…

Kurdistan: a new country in the making

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South of Turkey, east of Syria, west of Iran and north of Iraq lies Kurdistan. Today, South-Kurdistan is called the "Autonomous Kurdistan Region" or the "Kurdistan Region of Iraq“. (Dieser Text auf Deutsch / read this article in German) Kurdistan…