Dutch Arnhem Iraqi Kurdish young woman world star in Kurdish world
Millions of Kurds in North Iraq and in the Kurdish diaspora in Europe and Northern-America are fan of her. Her big examples in life are Oprah Winfrey, whom she calls her second mother and the Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, businesswoman, and philanthropist Shakira.
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (/ʃəˈkɪərə/, Spanish: [ʃaˈkiɾa]; born 2 February 1977) is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, businesswoman, and philanthropist. Born and raised in Barranquilla, her first studio albums, Magia and Peligro, failed to attain commercial success in the 1990s; however, she rose to prominence in Latin America with her major-label debut, Pies Descalzos (1996), and her fourth album, Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998).
Born on 2 February 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia, she is the only child of William Mebarak Chadid and Nidia Ripoll Torrado. Her paternal grandparents emigrated from Lebanon to New York City, where her father was born. Her father then emigrated to Colombia at age 5. The name Shakira is Arabic for "grateful", the feminine form of the name Shakir. From her mother, she has Spanish (Catalan and Castilian) and Italian ancestry. She was raised Catholic and attended Catholic schools.
The tensions you see here between the Turkish state and the radical Kurd youth takes place in Europe too between the Ethnic Turkish majority migrant population and the Turkish Kurd minority migrant population. Both are fierce in the Turkish- and Kurd nationalism and in their commbat and rejection of the other.
Published on 13 feb. 2015
On January 6, a 14-year-old Kurdish boy named Ümit Kurt was shot dead by Turkish special forces in the Syrian border town of Cizre in southeast Turkey.
Ümit Kurt was killed as he walked home through an area controlled by the Patriotic Revolutionary Youth Movement (YDG-H), the militant youth wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). The YDG-H has been acting as a paramilitary force in Cizre for the past few months and has closed off several Kurdish neighborhoods with their armed checkpoints and patrols.
VICE News gained exclusive access to members of the YDG-H, mostly in their teens and early twenties, who give their story on why gun battles broke out between them and the Turkish security forces, leading to some of the worst fighting in Cizre since the 1990s.