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Amy Austin Holmes has been tracking attacks that Turkey has been making against Kurdish and Yazidi regions in Iraq and Syria for quite some time. And with so much going on in the world, many may have missed the fact that Turkey has struck again, this time killing a popular Yazidi leader within Iraqi territory.

Check out some of Amy's work on this issue here. You can also learn more from a Wilson Center event "Update on the Victims of Sinjar: The Need to Locate Thousands of Missing Yezidis" featuring Amy Austin Holmes and additional experts held on August 10, 2021.  


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The Wilson Center’s office of Congressional Relations works to maintain a vibrant relationship with Members of Congress and their staffs. We organize and run a series of educational programs led by Wilson Center experts, ranging from seminars to podcasts, with the purpose of increasing congressional staffers’ knowledge of international policy. We also coordinate outreach to Capitol Hill, including testimonies by Wilson Center scholars and briefings for Members of Congress.  Read more