The war is now widely seen as a stalemate, while thousands die and tens of thousands flee. Yet, Lebanon officially maintains a diss... ... middle of paper ... ...onomic output. However, the fighting in Syria and the associated resurgence of sectarian tensions in Lebanon have severely jolted the country's tourism industry." I come from a nation that's almost half the size of New Jersey, but where more than 16 religious sects live together. Despite the tension that comes from this, Lebanese people unite on issues that threaten their country's existence.
The Kurdish problem has claimed the lives of around 35,000 people, displaced even more, and has created economic and political problems not only domestically, but also internationally. Becoming one of Turkeys most important security issues, there have been attempts at peace on multiple occasions, but until now they were to no avail. This essay attempts to address various aspects of the Kurdish Problem; the domestic implications the Kurdish problem has created, such as the political disarray that develops when discussing the creation of pro-Kurdish parties, their opposition, and their inability to have any form of success within the government. The “terror problem.” The economic impact associated with regions most closely related to the Kurdish people. International implications dealing with Turkey, it’s neighbors, and the United States.
The point of genocide is not only to destroy the people of today, but the future people as well. It is considered to be one of the first modern genocides, being at the beginning of the 20th century. It is agreed upon that the genocide started on the 24th of April 1915. It is estimated that 1.5 million Armenians died between 1915 and 1923 due to the Ottoman Empire. The majority of the Armenian population was removed from Anatolia and Armenia and was sent to Syria, where most of them were sent into the desert to die of thirst and hunger.
FORGOTTEN The Armenian genocide is a hidden, almost lost part of world history, pretty much eclipsed by the more publicized genocide of the twentieth century, the Holocaust. The question is why. I could take a poll of this room and I am willing to bet that 95% of the students have ever even heard of the Armenian Genocide and those who have couldn't tell me more than a couple sentences about it. This is pretty scary, considering the statistics of the Armenian Genocide. OTTOMAN EMPIRE The Ottoman Empire was ruled by the Turks who had conquered the land from across West Asia, North Africa to Southeast Europe.
Civil wars are an exceedingly significant reason that immense societies collapse. These wars with a country against itself tear the nation into two parts, or leave them vulnerable to attack. In Syria since March 2011, there has been a ceaseless conflict that has ravaged the country located in the Middle East. The war has been fought because one side believes that the current leader shouldn’t be in power anymore. The opposing force supports the government, and wants their ruler, Bashar al-Assad, to stay in office and govern the territory.
Through Saddam Hussein’s tyrannical rule, ethnic and religious groups were subject to repression that ultimately involved foreign nations. One such group was the Kurdish people living in Iraq. Originally living in the nation of Kurdistan, a nation eliminated by the Allied Powers after World War I, over 20 million Kurds lived in parts of Iran, Iran, Turkey, and Syria (PBS). The Kurds were often used as pawns in Middle Eastern polit... ... middle of paper ... ...q. Hussein spent months in hiding, however he was later found. He was charged with genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.
Incidents of mass genocide and several other war crimes became regular occurrences under his rule. The Bosnian crisis has shown the world the worst of human nature. On behalf of the United Nations, in an effort to settle the unrest in the Balkan region, The United States became involved in 1995. The United States involvement includes: the commitment of twenty thousand troops, the troop support of legions of tanks and other vehicles, and the “full support” of the United States Government. Unfortunately this upset the native Bosnian people.
By February 2016, the U.S had resettled 2,819 Syrians, which has risen from 90 admitted in 2013, in addition to 4.5 billion dollars in aid. Following the Paris tragedy, at least 27 state governors stated their refusal to accept refugees or questioned the admission process. The US State Department has confirmed that the country will accept 10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016. This was met with some backlash from modern day Restrictionists, the conservatives. While helping people who are threatened by terrorism is a moral obligation, the issue was complicated by terrorists hiding as refugees.
Many Armenians were killed during the genocide. Vartan Kazarian a researcher in “The University of Michigan-Dearborn” said, “One and a half million Armenians were killed, out of a total of two and a half million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire.” The Turks killed the Armenians and took their lands and made them march off to concentration camps in the desert between Jerablus and Deir ez-Zor where they would starve and thirst to death in the burning sun. The Ottoman Empire moved the Armenians from their own land with their power and annihilated them from their more than 3 thousand ... ... middle of paper ... ...alist Ogun Samast.” The statement implies that Turkey is still not giving Armenians human rights and the right to speak up whatever they want, because Hrant Dink wanted Armenian’s rights in Turkey and he tried to speak up in the newspaper “Agos”, the Turks threatened him and eventually ended up murdering him. Not only they killed the Armenian author they also did not punish the murderer. This indicates that Turks still don’t let Armenians have freedom to speak up and have their rights.
Conflict between Kurds and Turkish Forces "I would not wish on anyone what I went through that day." This is what a Kurdish man said in a Turkish courtroom in October 2003. This was the common testimony among many Kurds that took the stand on a trail against Turkish forces. Hundreds of thousands of Kurds were displaced from their homes and then the villages were burned by the Turkish military. Finally in 2003 the Turkish government is investigating this brutal fight among the Turks and the Kurds of southeast Turkey.