People walking down the street in Qamishli, northern Syria, with storefronts featuring signage in various languages. Elizabeth Tsurkov

U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Threatens Revival of Kurdish Language, Too

The civil war lessened the Assad regime’s grip on northeastern Syria, allowing Kurdish culture to be seen and heard again. Locals worry that recent events will force it underground once more

QAMISHLI and AL-MALIKIYAH, Northern Syria — The students at Rojava University rise to welcome their Kurdish literature professor. The large room is dimly lit by indirect sunlight because the electricity is cut...

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