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Why Tehran is attacking Iranian Kurds amid countrywide protests

The crackdown on demonstrations turned into a massacre behind closed doors in the Kurdish provinces in the country’s northwest. But the government’s official narrative that Kurds are “dangerous separatists” is becoming less and less acceptable to a population in the midst of a “social revolution.”

Why Tehran is attacking Iranian Kurds amid countrywide protests

Damage sustained at the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) following an Iranian cross-border attack in the town of Koye (Koysinjaq), east of the Arbil district in the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, Nov. 26, 2022. (Credit: Safin Hamed/AFP)

Videos speak of a country in armed conflict. This is what outside observers receive from inside Iran’s Kurdish provinces, when the Internet connection is back.“We are at war,” said Shukriya Bradost, a doctoral student in international relations at...

Videos speak of a country in armed conflict. This is what outside observers receive from inside Iran’s Kurdish provinces, when the Internet connection is back.“We are at war,” said Shukriya Bradost, a doctoral student in international relations at...Pourquoi Téhéran s’acharne contre les Kurdes iraniens...