In recent weeks, the new French minister for Families, Laurence Rossignol made headlines as she expressed surprise and anger at Islamic fast fashion hitting the Western high street which, she feared, might turn French Muslims into raging fundamentalists…Yet France continues to trade with Fundamentalist countries with the worst human rights record…

The unresolved mystery regarding Jacky Sutton’s death raises the question of the fate of journalists and opponents both local and foreign who express their opposition to the domestic and foreign policy of Turkey and its allies, including ISIS. Whatever the outcome of Sunday’s elections, the pressure on the press will not disappear and is likely to get worse

On October 5, President Erdogan held an election rally, not on home ground in Turkey, but Strasbourg, France.This was a true call to war made on European soil…The careful planning of the massacre that took place only six days later, during a peace rally in Ankara, shows that the Turkish president really meant business, as promised.

Ankara’s carefully crafted campaign has gone full circle from the massacre last Monday in Suruç to the bombings of the Kurdish villages of Zor Mixar and Tel Findir in Rojava, with in its centre Kobani which represents everything Erdogan’s ruthlessly autocratic government opposes.

Blog paru sur Mediapart le 17 juillet 2015   http://blogs.mediapart.fr/blog/carol-mann/170715/la-revolution-du-rojava-voisin-attire-des-idealistes-du-monde-entier