WorldViews: Why many Kurds in Turkey are willing to die in Syria’s border towns

By Ishaan Tharoor, June 26, 2015

The battle for Kobane raged once more this week after Islamic State fighters launched an assault on the Syrian border town, which had been firmly in the control of Kurdish militias ever since they chased out the jihadist organization in January. Initial reports suggested dozens died in the fighting, including numerous civilians, with Syrian Kurdish militias forces either killing, capturing, or cornering most of the Islamic State militants.Read full article >>