On the route of Kobane - Giacomo Sini Photography


The Kurds, after the end of I World War were divided by the creation of new borders and nation states. Some of them, broken by a line of border between two countries, are always living the suffer of the division. In fact, the territory of Kurdistan, today splits some parts of Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria. Sometimes the new division has caused the break-up of many families that once lived in the same context. This is particularly visible on a great part of the border between Turkey and Syria. The Kurdish people in the Syrian area, called in Kurdish, "Rojava", have passed on the international news headlines for the constant siege of the militias of the Islamic State. The longest siege that Kurds have been faced was the one on Kobane city, in Arabic, Ayn Al Arab. Many Kurds, despite the historical repression exercised by the Turkish State, managed to escape from the besieged city, taking refuge in different parts of Kurdistan under the control of Turkey, where they found the solidarity of their own old and historical relatives. Some of these refugees start their own difficult travel to Europe from here. On the other hand some people have continued to live in Kobane city despite the destruction. Some others, nowadays, are therefore still living in Turkey try to get back in Kobane. The city of Kobane was heavily damaged by the constant attacks of IS (Islamic State) and by the bombing of the international coalition anti IS. The People's protection Units and the Women's Protection Units(YPG-YPJ), after an exhausting resistance, have managed to liberate the city on January 2015, thus allowing a large number of displaced Kurds and other minorities that inhabited the area, to have a bigger possibility on returning slowly in the city, opening a hope to a gradual and difficult reconstruction of life, despite the difficult situation at the border.


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