The Roots of Kurdish Struggles


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The Roots of Kurdish Struggles

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Kurds are an ethnic minority living in the Middle East. Like most other minorities, they have also suffered at the hands of the majority population of the countries they live in. Currently they are Turkey’s largest minority group. They inhabit the area present at the junction of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran. They are Muslims, their religious beliefs are the same as people of Turkey or Syria, Iran, Iraq. But the issue comes with their language. They have different dialects and argots. The issue begins with their demand of a separate state named “Kurdistan”. The proposed state comprises of the territory of all four countries mentioned above. They want an independent state of their own in which they can enjoy the status of a majority.

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