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A Brief Guide to Understanding the Kurds

May 23, 2016 | 09:15 GMT
It has been said that the Kurds are a nation without borders at the crossroads of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran, though that is only partly true. Citizenship is not always so simple a matter.
In 2005, Kurds in northern Iraq chose who would represent them in their legislature as well as in the Iraqi legislature. It has been said that the Kurds are a nation without borders at the crossroads of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran, though that is only partly true. Citizenship is not always so simple a matter.
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It has been said that the Kurds are a nation without borders, though that is only partly true. They are, of course, citizens of any number of countries, ones that envelop their homeland in the Middle East and ones much farther afield. But citizenship is not always so simple a matter....

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