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Video: Interviewing Westerners Fighting With Kurdish YPG

Ergülen Toprak is a freelance reporter based in New York. Toprak writes articles about Kurdish and Turkish societies in the United States. Most of his articles are political stories, interviews and analysis related the Kurdish question in Turkey. The interviews below originally appeared in a piece Toprak published for Rudaw. You can follow Toprak’s blog here.

Interviewing YPG Fighters

Ergulen interviewed Macer Gifford, a Brit, who spent nearly six months in Syria over the past year. In the interview below, Gifford expressed a message of encouragement for individuals and governments to quickly provide support to the Kurds. Gifford says that this is the only way to quickly end the war with Daesh (also known as ISIS).

Rojava’da IŞİD’e karşı savaşan İngiliz Macer Gifford: Suriye’de iç savaş değil dünya savaşı var!

Posted by Ergülen Toprak on Sunday, November 15, 2015

Ergulen also interviewed an American, named Robert Rose, who has visited the Kurdish regions twice in the last three years. Rose has spent a total of nearly six months fighting with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria.

Biri Londra’da bankadaki isini, digeri New York’ta 8 yasindaki oglunu geride birakip Rojava’da Kurtler icin ISID’le savasmaya giden Ingiliz ve Amerikali iki gencle yaptigim soylesiIŞİD’e karşı savaşan Amerikalı Robert Rose: Kalbimin sesini dinleyip Rojava’ya gittim

Posted by Ergülen Toprak on Sunday, November 15, 2015

Rose spent most of his time fighting near al-Hasakah in the Jazira (Cizre) Canton of Rojava, or Western Kurdistan in Syria.

[To learn more, visit Ergulen’s blog]

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  • The French are partying in Paris to show “courage’? Nature abhors two things, a vacuum and weakness. So our non-fecund, heavily indebted to foreign plutocrats, Brave New World hedonists decided not to address lack of children, lack of Christian religion, lack of patriarchal family structure, lack of employment due to immigrants, and “Party”. Liberalism, atheism and progressivism with their cowardly “tolerance” have brought Christian, capitalist, Caucasian Europe , Australia and North America to the brink of the Dark Ages and Darwinian Extinction. This, “Brave” Dionysian display of debauchery and drinking sounds like Edwin Gibbon’s explanation in the rise Fall of the Roman Empire. But the inheritors of a once Great Western Civilization have been seduced to their own destruction by the voices of the atheistic socialist and their plutocratic masters-the Zionist and billionaire Wahhabi oil sheiks of Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar, What a continent of weak degenerates without the courage to defend their Constitution, national sovereignty, cultures, societies and civilization. Thank God for Putin and the Orthodox Russians. The only Caucasians with courage and convictions. Oh, and the Kurds as well bravely defend what is right too. Stay Brave Kurdestanm you have our honor, love and respect!

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