Kurds

Kurds (Kurdish: کورد ,Kurd‎) or Kurdish people are an Iranic ethnic group native to a mountainous region of Western Asia known as Kurdistan, which spans southeastern Turkey, northwestern Iran, northern Iraq, and northern Syria. There are exclaves of Kurds in Central Anatolia, Khorasan, and the Caucasus, as well as significant Kurdish diaspora communities in the cities of western Turkey (in particular Istanbul) and Western Europe (primarily in Germany). The Kurdish population is estimated to be between 30 and 45 million.Kurds speak the Kurdish languages and the Zaza–Gorani languages, which belong to the Western Iranian branch of the Iranian languages in …

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FPRI: Foreign Policy Research Institute · 6 May 2024 English

country to counter the ISIS threat effectively. Fostering a functional relationship between Syrian Kurds and Turkey—coupled with meaningful political dialogue and potential engagement with Assad—by promoting Counterterrorism Focus and its Limitations The partnership between the United States and Syrian Kurds emerged from a shared commitment to combat ISIS following failed US engagement with other Syrian opposition

Syrian Kurds and Turkey—coupled with Fostering a functional relationship between Syrian Kurds and Turkey—coupled partnership between the United States and Syrian Kurds emerged from a shared commitment to combat ISIS cities like Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir, where Kurds form substantial voting blocs. A revitalized peace structure in NE Syria, with a population (both Kurds and Arabs) that is well organized, willing to, and


MRG: Minority Rights Group International · 26 April 2024 English

The smallest minority group primarily on discrimination in the context of state- is non-Muslims, who make up almost 0.4 percent of minority relations, as this remains a major obstacle to …

elimination of discrimination is a necessary step Kurds, Lazs, Ossets, Pomaks and Roma (Roms, Doms, towards within minority communities. demographically are Kurds and Alevis, where there are This report on minority always been part of the minorities, especially Kurds, who want to define nationalist framework. themselves autonomy in matters of minorities such as Alevis, Kurds or non-Muslims, but also faith, worship and education of electing a new historical struggles, such as Kurds and Alevis, persistently head of the Armenian Patriarchate


EU: European Union · 25 April 2024 English

The guidance note on Syria is produced by the European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA) together with EU+ countries (3) in accordance with Article 11 of the EUAA Regulation. (4) …

................................... 71 4.10.2 Kurds ............................................... and civil defence volunteers •� Sunni Arabs •� Kurds •� Druze •� Alawites •� Christians •� Yazidis ISIL; and the military operations against Syrian Kurds by Turkish forces [Security 2021, 1.4, p. 19]. Complex northeast Syria. The SDF is a mixed force, with Arab, Kurds and fighters of other minorities within its ranks


MRG: Minority Rights Group International · 24 April 2024 English

The second period begins with Not all the Spaniards were indifferent to the way the Indians were treate the 19th century and extends to the present. [...] of smallpox, reportedly …

economic plight '" . • No. 66 Uganda • No. 23 The Kurds (New 1989 edition) - 'admirably objective '"; 'valuable


Amnesty International · 23 April 2024 English

This is Amnesty International’s annual report on the state of human rights in Iran during 2023/24, subdivided by key human rights themes. It is part of Amnesty International’s annual 2023/24 …

including Ahwazi Arabs, Azerbaijani Turks, Baluchis, Kurds and Turkmen, faced widespread discrimination, curtailing


MRG: Minority Rights Group International · 18 April 2024 English

Professor Ed Garcia of the this war of attrition is to cease, the Christian majority Department of Political Science, University of the must allow for the development of Lumad and …

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MRG: Minority Rights Group International · 18 April 2024 English

RUSSELL As the Soviet Union in the Gorbachev era attempts to territorial autonomy, the Greeks and Kurds the come to grips with its past, one of the darkest pages of establishment of autonomous territories obstacle to the Turks. [...] In May 1990, the State Commission announced that it True, the plight of the Kurds in neighbouring countries favoured the resettlement of all Crimean Tatars in the has made the West

attempts to territorial autonomy, the Greeks and Kurds the come to grips with its past, one of the darkest same time, frustration at the lack of Greeks and Kurds. The Soviet census of 1989 gave for progress in Koreans; Kurds, however, were the first to suffer deportation to 358,000 Greeks; 153,000 Kurds - a total Catherine II from their historic home in the Crimea to Kurds were allowed to return to their homelands in the ethnic clashes that Tatar and one Greek, but no Kurds or Turks). A similar commenced with the Armenian-Azeri


MRG: Minority Rights Group International · 18 April 2024 English

At the same time, 'intergroup' behaviour contribute, in their turn, to the as the political and social changes which recently occurred present and the future of the r~lations between the …

significance in a person's life. It in South Africa, the Kurds in Iraq, the Maronites in the would be very diffic4lt Negev Israel's Oriental Immigrants and Druzes The Kurds Lebanon Migrant Workers in the Gulf The Palestinians


Baker Institute for Public Policy · 15 April 2024 English

As one of the most arid and water-scarce regions in the world, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is particularly vulnerable to the changing climate.2 It is heating twice …

DISASTERS DURING CONFLICT Moreover, some groups of Kurds in Syria, such as the Maktoumeen, lack citizenship


MRG: Minority Rights Group International · 12 April 2024 English

to the nationalism of Atatürk, and based on the fundamental tenets set forth in the Preamb. [...] Kurds are one of the ethnic elements subjected to the violence perpetrated by the centralized unitary state

perceived as a threat to the unitary state structure. Kurds are one of the ethnic elements subjected to the their mother tongue. In Turkey, where millions of Kurds live, two Kurdish languages are spoken: Kirmanjki


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