Kurds - A People Without a State Introduction Of all the ethnic groups in the world, the Kurds are one of the largest that has no state to call their own. According to historian William Westermann, "The Kurds can present a better claim to race purity...than any people which now inhabits Europe." (Bonner, p. 63, 1992) Over the past hundred years, the desire for an independent Kurdish state has created conflicts mainly with the Turkish and Iraqi populations in the areas where most of
Analysis of Kurdish Geopolitics Past and Present Who are the Kurds? Most of us have heard about them but don’t know who they are. Are they a race, a religion, a country? As we see from the following example, even Europeans who are much closer to the Kurds still do not have a complete understanding of the Kurds or the middle east in general: In the West, the left and liberal minded people in general, especially in the Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon countries, have usually supported or at least expressed
Northern Kurdistan Since 1984, and especially the last few months, the domestic problems of a major N.A.T.O, Middle Eastern, and American ally state have come to the forefront of the international news scene. That state is the Republic of Turkey and it's primary troubles stem from the past seven decades of acrimonious policies directed at the indigenous ethnic Kurds. The main problem, now, is the Kurdish popular insurgency on it's hands, in Turkish occupied Northern Kurdistan. The Kurdish
The Phenomenon of Greece Greece is a strange phenomenon the similar of which could hardly be equaled elsewhere in the world. The greatest misfortune of Turkey is that it is condemned to live with that country side by side. When the issue is Turkey, Greece always sees red. When we analyze the feelings of Athens toward Turkey, it is seen that those feelings exceed every criterion of what would be an "enmity ". The presence of the Turk has manifested itself in the behavior of the Greek as a '
Just the other day, I was sitting in a cafeteria with a couple of my friends, chatting and discussing the old times of high school. It didn’t take a long time till the content of the discussion took a discriminating dimension. They started to talk about a group of students who became rappers and wore in a different style than ours. They said that they were “freaks” and “Losers,” and that the likes of them are the reason why we never reached a good educational, social, and economic level. I asked
A Detailed Look into the Culture of Iraq In the early 1900s, Iraq was formerly part of the Britain Empire known as the Ottoman Empire. At this time, Britain occupied the country during the course of World War I. Over the next twelve years, Iraq finally attained its independence as a Kingdom in 1932. In mid 1958 Iraq was proclaimed a Republic, however truth be told the country was actually ruled by a series of dictators until 2003. The final dictator was Saddam Hussein, whom the United States
..Republic. All these discourses straightforwardly demonstrates that Armenian Genocide is used by Turkish officials. Armenian genocide and the recognition of it described as part of secret agenda and starting point for new demands. Possibility of future “harmful” demands perception is created scenario which reproduce the paranoia derives from the legacy of the Treaty of Sevres. Briefly, Armenian genocide used by Turkish officials, who are both members of ruling and opposition parties, to reproduce