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Roadtrip with a hero

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…

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Peshmerga, sold weapons, blown up houses

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…


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Traveling Kurdistan with Kaka Hama

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…


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Shingal, Kurdistan and the German weapons

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…



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Kurdistan: a new country in the making

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…