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[SUGGESTION] Rename to Kurdistan

Submitted by ergdj5 in Rojava

PKK and other KCK comrades are active in the Bakur and other regions of Kurdistan, and I think having a place to post about the Kurdish struggle as a whole would be convenient.

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Cheeks wrote

Either way, most of the content that has and will be posted here in the future will most likely be geared towards rojava. My question is why could we not include content that includes greater Kurdistan?

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ziq wrote (edited )

Oppose. Rojava describes a radical project. Greater Kurdistan doesn't. We also have f/SyrianCivilWar. Make an f/Turkey or f/Kurds if you want to talk about Kurds outside Syria.

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ergdj5 wrote

The PKK works alongside the YPG and is just as radical; there have been communes formed in Turkey (and promptly crushed by the Turkish military).

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ziq wrote (edited )

I don't know if you're aware but 'Kurdistan' is an entirely different word than 'PKK'. Most proponents of a Kurdistan nation state obv aren't radicals.

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ergdj5 wrote (edited )

I know, and I'm not a proponent either; but 'Rojava' itself is a Kurdish nationalist term as opposed to the DFNS which is the entire multi-ethnic group, so I supposed encompassing the KCK as a whole is better than only including PYD and YPG.

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ziq wrote

There is certainly a need for a Kurdish forum, but I don't know that the struggle of Turkish Kurds is the same as the struggle of Syrian Kurds. It almost feels nationalistic just to group them together.

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ergdj5 wrote (edited )

The PKK and YPG closely cooperated to birth the DFNS during the Syrian Revolution's start, and the Democratic Confederalist ideology was rooted in the PKK, which still cooperates in Rojava via the KCK, which more right wing groups like those in the KRG do not. I'd be plenty happy with a separate Kurdish forum, though. Is it possible you could make one? I try not to link to having actual accounts for obvious reasons. (Turkish secret police aren't friendly.)

But I also propose that if this is to refer to the DFNS that its not referred to as Rojava, since that brings forth the often-heard criticism of it being an ethnocentric nationstate, when in reality it is the furthest thing from it, incorporating Assyrians, Yazidis, Arabs, and more into decentralized communes and cantons. So, my proposal is that the sidebar at least becomes less specific than 'Rojava and YPG' since both are Kurdish terms and exclude the huge amount of Arabs working to build a new society in the DFNS.

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ziq wrote (edited )

You can make the forum and then remove yourself as mod, that's what I do.

Support improving the sidebar here. Write it up.

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ergdj5 wrote

Proposed sidebar change; 'For all content on the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria.'

Keeps it short and simple like it is now whilst encompassing Arabs and Assyrians as well as other SDF militias.

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ziq wrote

there are no mods here, so pm an admin to update it