Who Are The Kurds?
The Kurds are the largest stateless ethnic group on Earth. The home of the Kurds, Kurdistan, is the mountainous region that crosses the borders of present-day south-eastern Turkey, northern Iraq, western Iran, and northern Syria; each called Bakur, Bashur, Rojhilat, and Rojava, the Kurdish words for north, south, east, and west.
The Kurds have been persecuted and oppressed under all four nation-states that claim the land under their feet for generations. Kurds have been subjected to genocide, brutal repression, denied autonomy, and even the freedom to be Kurdish, to speak the language or practice Kurdish culture.