The other march: An estimated 100,000 Kurds in Syria flee ISIS [photos]

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At least 70,000 refugees have crossed into Turkey from Syria in less than 2 days

— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 21, 2014

Kurds flee into Turkey in their thousands to escape Isis offensive @guardianworld

— The Guardian (@guardian) September 22, 2014

But without any colorful signs promoting the overthrow of capitalism, nobody is really paying attention. For example, this genocide in real-time doesn’t make the front page of today’s New York Times (full-size .pdf here):


And this is how Turkey, our ally and fellow NATO member, responds:

Turkish police fire tear gas to stop more Kurds arriving over from #Syria via @marklowen

— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) September 21, 2014

We’re surprised Turkey hasn’t invoked NATO’s Article 5 to get U.S. help to stop the Kurds:

More photos from Syria:

IS militants force 100,000 Kurds to flee into Turkey

— FRANCE 24 (@FRANCE24) September 22, 2014

Powerful work by @JohnStanmeyer at the Syrian-Turkish border, of Kurds fleeing the IS/ISIS

— Chua Chin Hon (@chinhon) September 21, 2014

Over 130,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing #ISIS crossed into Turkey – official

— RT (@RT_com) September 22, 2014

70,000 Syrian Kurds flee from Islamic State in 24 hours

— SBS News (@SBSNews) September 21, 2014


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