Caring for the Kurdish People In a Land of Darkness . . . Introductory Page The Kurdish people are the largest ethnic group in the world without a country of their own.
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Approximately 25-30 million Kurds live in an area called Kurdistan, a mountainous area covering 200,000 miles from southeast Turkey, northeast Syria, north Iraq and west Iran.
Who Are the Kurds?Who are the Kurds? Map
Kurdistan . . .
In the homeland, Kurdish guerrillas call themselves pesh merga, "those who face death," and many have died in attempts to establish an independent homeland.
"The Kurds have no friends," is a Kurdish proverb stemming from centuries of oppression which continues to this day.
Ex: Daniel in a the Lions Den (King Darius was a Mede)
For the most part the Kurds were left alone to live in peace in their homeland until the 20th Century.
Kurdish HistoryAncient History
After World War I, the Ottoman Empire became past history: new states arose on its former territory.
According to the Treaty of Sèvres, which was signed on 10 August 1920, the state of Kurdistan was also to be established in the region. But this intention was not subsequently implemented.Modern History
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In the Treaty of Lausanne, signed on 24 July 1923, that part of Kurdistan which had been part of the Ottoman Empire was carved up again. The largest part of Kurdistan remained within the state borders of the Republic of Turkey.Modern History (cont.)
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Pray for those working on scripture translation – for their physical health, stamina, and perseverance in difficult circumstances.
Pray for S, a Kurdish believer who is helping to develop radio programs in the Kurdish dialect that can be broadcast into the homeland.
Pray for the Kurds living in the Diaspora. Pray they will be befriended by Christians, led to Christ, discipled and called to return to the homeland with the good news of Jesus Christ.
Pray for the missionaries working in the homeland. Pray for physical and spiritual protection, and renewed sense of God’s calling and presence with them in a land of spiritual darkness.
Pray for volunteer teams needed to assist in scripture distribution among the Kurds and Turks in Germany. Pray God would provide the necessary volunteers and money for the New Testaments.
Pray that God would call out people to prayer walk in the Kurdish homeland.
For information on participating in any project pertaining the Kurdish Unreached People Group, please write e-mail address103671.360@CompuServe.com