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crumbum OP wrote

Does it matter in the eyes of the state, and would they know the difference if someone practiced proper security (like not posting pictures of yourself holding an AK and talking about your YPG training on social media)?

Genuine question. Like if someone goes over there quietly, the state may know they went and not care about your motives, just that you went at all, and monotor/repress ypu accordingly. Is that concern valid, and have there been any stories about people who have come back, either from participating in armed conflict or something else, and faced repression?

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Anarcat wrote

The US state is allied with the Rojava movement though, they fought with them and trained them

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crumbum OP wrote

Historically it has been, and it seems like there's been tacit support for US citizens going over there. But I think the terrain has shifted now that it's less focused on combatting ISIS and is now primarily facing state sanctioned violence from Turkey, a NATO aligned nation. Am I wrong about that though?

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