WHY KURDISH QUESTION

Although possibly derived from a mistranslation of the Turkish “Kürt sorunu” — which actually translates as Kurdish problem — the term “Kurdish Question” has been broadly used by politicians, academics, journalists and activists to describe the economic, social, political and ideological situation of the Kurdish people in each of the four nation-states (Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria) that currently engulf the geography that the Kurds have called “homeland” for thousands of years.

As the Kurdish Question increasingly takes on a regional, if not global, significance, we will be providing those that are interested in Kurdish affairs with the latest developments, insights and context from Kurdistan, the Middle East and the world.

KurdishQuestion.com will aspire to encourage thought and debate on the social, political, economic and ideological aspects of the Kurdish Question. Contributions from grassroots activists on the ground in Kurdistan, analyses by scholars and students on theoretical aspects, opinion pieces from you, our readers, and breaking developments from sources on the front lines will make KurdishQuestion.com a valuable source for anyone wanting to understand the realities, dynamics, prospects, and possible answers to one of the oldest questions of the Middle East.

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