A Kurdish awakening

Kutschera, Chris
January 2005
Middle East;Jan2005, Issue 352, p30
This article reports that the Kurds of Iran, encouraged and invigorated by the progress of Kurds across the border in Iraq are moving to consolidate their own position. Sanandaj is a city of 350,000 people and far more prosperous and modern than the other capitals of Kurdistan, Suleimania or Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan, or Diyarbekir in Turkish Kurdistan. Sanandaj is also where most of the recently tolerated Kurdish newspapers are based and where Kurdish students have begun to meet to criticise the role of the historical Kurdish political parties and to dream of their own version of an independent Kurdistan. INSET: The American card.


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