April 28, 2016
Who are they and why do they matter?
The Kurds, the fourth largest ethnic group in the Middle East, are often referred to as the largest “stateless nation” in the world. Despite their large size, an estimated 30 to 40 million worldwide, they were geographically divided after World War I which made them ethnic minorities in modern Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. Today, they make up roughly 20% of the total populations in Turkey and Iraq and 10% of the total populations in Iran and Syria....