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Kurdish Cuisine

Kurdistan’s location in what was once known as the Fertile Crescent has had a huge impact on not only their cuisine but the cuisine of their neighbors. Thanks to archeological evidence, the Fertile Crescent has proven to be the home of great technological and agricultural advancements in the early years of civilization- in fact one […]



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Kurds’ Fight to become Kurdistan

The Separatists Movement I chose to discuss is the Kurd’s fight to become Kurdistan, separate from Turkey. I am currently in the COR-330 class Minority Report with Ken Wade, and it has repeatedly shined a light on the inherently violent conflict between the two groups. After researching the conflict I have come down to a […]



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Kurdish-Turkish Conflict

Kurdish-Turkish Conflict The Kurds and Turks have been in conflict since the Ottoman Empire over two centuries ago. More recently however, the Kurds have been pushing for the creation of their own independent country called Kurdistan. In the mid 1970’s the Kurdistan Workers Party (the PKK) was founded by Abdullah Ocalan under the ideas of […]



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Kurdish Culture and Tradition

There are many creation myths that tell the origin story of the Kurds. They are a displaced people, an entire ethnic group without a nation. In one, the Kurds were the descendents of King Soloman’s slave girls, sired by the demon Jasad. They were driven into the mountains by the angry King. [Albert]. These stories […]



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