Entry Title: "Road to Kobane"
Name: Giacomo Sini , Italy
Category and Expertise: War/Conflict, Student
Entry Description: Kobane was heavily damaged by the constant attacks of IS (Islamic State) and by the bombing of the international coalition anti IS.Many Kurds, despite the historical repression exercised by the turkish state, managed to escape from the besieged city, taking refuge in different parts of Kurdistan under the control of Turkey. The People's protection Units and the Women's Protection Units(YPG-YPJ), after an exhausting resistance, have managed to liberate the city, thus allowing a large number of displaced Kurds returning slowly in the city, opening the way to a gradual and difficult reconstruction of life.