Nelson Mandela famously stated, “If you really want to know about Turkish Government, be a Kurd for one hour.” Kurdistan is a homeland to a population that has been persecuted by those in power and yet little has ever been reported by the media. With 30-38 million strong people in the region Kurdistan puts the world to shame with it being the largest ethnic nation in the world without a state. Kurdish populations in Turkey, Iran, Syria, and Iraq have been singled out for persecution, but there is increasing global awareness of the Kurds as a people striving for independence. While focus on the Middle East has largely been centered around the Israeli-Palestinian relations, a solution to the situation in Kurdistan is necessary to bring about long-lasting stability to the region. The world needs to take cognizance of this dire situation a huge population finds itself in, and take immediate steps to solve their long-ignored quandary.
Friday, July 8th 2016 at 6:16PM | Executive Board
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