Bayan Sami Rahman, David Rubin, Kurdistan, Rubini-Rahman Interview 2016, Stephan Mansfield-Kurds Overview 2016
Leon, Melissa. “Erdogan vows to ‘crush the heads’ of Kurds if they don’t withdraw; both sides trade blame for violating cease-fire.” Fox News, October 19, 2019.
Manson, Katrina. “An ambassador without a country.” Financial Times, September 8, 2017.
Tomlinson, Lucas. “Trump says US troops in Syria to be withdrawn, redeployed in region.” Fox News, October 15, 2019.
Varfolomeeva, Anna and Mahir Zeynalov. “Kurdistan Representative: Sanctions, Threats Don’t Work on Us.” The Globe Post, October 2, 2017.
She said the U.S. and other countries privately acknowledged that Kurdistan has legitimate aspirations and some of them even agreed that Baghdad had pushed the region into a corner leading effectively to a point where it needed to have a referendum. But they also advised the regional Kurdistan government that it was not the right time for independence.
“But when we asked them, ‘well when is the right time?’, there wasn’t an answer.”https://theglobepost.com/2017/10/02/kurdistan-rahman-independence-threats/ – 10/2/2017.
BackChannels could do with professional intelligence interpretation — and vetting — on this apparently (or so claimed) near live video compilation.