Rosemary Hollis

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Contemporary Kurdish aspirations for statehood date from the end of the first world war, when the remains of the Ottoman empire were divided into what became the contemporary state system of the Middle East.

During four years of bargaining, contestation, conflict and deal-making, the possibility of Kurdish autonomy in eastern Anatolia, potentially leading to statehood, was mooted (in the Treaty of Sèvres) then shelved. The Kurds have not forgotten this, their first betrayal of many at the hands of competing foreign and regional powers.

Since then, the people of Kurdistan have lived a divided existence as sizeable minorities in the states of Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria.…  Seguir leyendo »