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Kurdistan. A nation of people who wish to be their own state. The Middle East. The Middle East if redrawn along nationalistic boundaries. A much more conservative Kurdistan. How many Kurds are there?. Turkey: 11.4 – 12.6 million people Iran: 4.8 – 6.6 million people

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Kurdistan

Kurdistan

A nation of people who wish to be their own state.





How many kurds are there
How many Kurds are there? . .

  • Turkey: 11.4 – 12.6 million people

  • Iran: 4.8 – 6.6 million people

  • Iraq: 4-6 million people

  • Syria: 0.6 – 2 million people

  • The “Stans” of central Asia also have significant populations of Kurds (tens of thousands)

  • Israel, Germany, France, Sweden also have tens of thousands


Who are the kurds
Who are the Kurds? . .

  • An ethnic group with unclear ancient origins

    • Their histories go back to around 3,000 BC as existing as a separate and unique group

  • Most of them are Sunni Muslims

  • They are not Arabic, like most people of the Middle East are


Why do the kurds want independence
Why do the Kurds want independence? . .

They have been the targets of many ethnic cleansings and other discrimination.


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