The Kurds in the Middle East

Authored by: David Romano

Routledge Handbook of Minorities in the Middle East

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138649040
eBook ISBN: 9781315626031
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This chapter will begin by briefly explaining who the Kurds are, along with their geography, history, and contemporary status. This is followed by a discussion of the Kurds’ minority status and why most Kurds do not like being labeled a “minority.” Their preference notwithstanding, the Kurds remain a minority in every state in which they reside, and as such they face several challenges – including a few that are unique to the Middle East.

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