The Kurds were given a raw deal when the Near/Middle East was carved up, and they've had a raw deal ever since. They were the ones who stopped ISIS, practically with their bare hands, and then put an end to its nihilist theocracy. I'm stating the obvious, and will continue by saying that Erdogan is a vile, demagoging election-thief. His actions are no surprise. May the Kurds have their homeland and keep it.