What's happening in Northern Syria?
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 916 , Segment 6
Episode: Flake’s Game, Vaccines, Mild Activity,Kurds in Northern Syria
- Oct 8, 2018 11:00 pm
- 15:50 mins
Guest: Quinn Mecham, PhD, Associate Professor, Political Science, Coordinator, Middle Eastern Studies, BYU There is an ethnic group in Northern Syria and Iraq that is fiercely independent and famously fierce on the battlefield. The Kurds have been a key ally of the US military in fighting ISIS. And in both Iraq and Syria, the Kurds have managed to establish secular democratic governments that the United States and its allies would like to see thrive. But getting too close to the Kurds could drive a serious wedge between America and another of its key Middle Eastern allies – Turkey.