Finances across Kurdistan are in the spotlight today. An ISIS leader captured during ISIS’ failed jailbreak attempt in January 2022, which cost the lives of at least 121 locals as well as hundreds of ISIS members, has said that Turkish officials financed the uprising. Meanwhile, an American journalist has drawn attention to corruption in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, estimating that members of the dominant Barzani family are now worth tens of billions of dollars.
Meanwhile, pro-democracy and pro-Kurdish political movements are continuing their work. The Syrian Democratic Council has met with US and UK politicians in Sweden, while the HDP has held its annual congress in Ankara ahead of next year’s Turkish elections.
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