Travels in Rojava (part 2): Kobanê

“All religions have the same heart. We’re all one,” a man says to us warmly as we drink tea in his home. We are in the city of Kobanê in Rojava, an autonomous and democratically run region in the north of Syria. In late 2014, Kobanê became the focus of the world’s media when ISIS…

Travels in Rojava (part 1): Cizîrê canton

“We’re solidarity activists,” we say to a man who greets us as we cross the border into Rojava. “You’ve come too late!”  he replies. Nevertheless, he smiles widely, welcomes us and shakes our hands. In a way, I agree with him. We have come too late. We are only visiting Rojava when there has been…