The Kurdish Flag: A marketing scheme keeping the KDP-PUK tyranny alive

A protester runs through teargas as Kurdish security forces approach during anti-government demonstrations in Sulaymaniyah on Dec. 11, 2020. (Rebaz Majeed/VOA)

If you ask most Kurds what 17th December, Kurdish Flag Day, means to them, most of them will respond with common buzzwords such as “freedom” or “sacrifice”. And perhaps that was its initial meaning. For many, including myself in my younger days, the flag symbolized a haven — protection from its surrounding enemies. A symbol telling the world of our existence, and indeed…