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Minorities in the Middle East

Minorities in the Middle East
Kurdish Communities 1918–1974
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  • Date Published: February 2006
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781840971606

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  • These volumes of original dispatches, correspondence and reports record aspects of the Kurdish situation starting from the period following the First World War. Although the Kurdish peoples are numerous, their aspirations for unity and independence have been repressed by the dominant regimes in the region, effectively minoritising the Kurds within a group of established states. Since the end of the First World War the former Ottoman Kurdistan has been administered by five sovereign states: Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and the former Soviet Union. In 1918 Kurdish hopes for an independent Kurdistan provided for by the Treaty of Sevres (1920) were quashed by the constitution of modern Turkey, founded by Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk), and by the division of Kurdistan between Turkey, Syria and Iraq by the French and British, formalised in the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923.

    • Treatment of ethnic minorities is at the forefront of current political discussion
    • Coverage of over 50 years of a key minority people in the Middle East
    • Provides essential background to many current events in Iraq
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    • Date Published: February 2006
    • Format: Multiple copy pack
    • Isbn: 9781840971606
    • Length: 2000 pages
    • Dimensions: 315 x 242 x 255 mm
    • Weight: 5kg
    • Availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
    • Paper: Printed on acid free paper
    • Binding: Library bindings with gilt finish
    • Resume

      These volumes of original despatches, correspondence and reports record aspects of the Kurdish situation starting from the period following the First World War.

      Although the Kurdish peoples are numerous, their aspirations for unity and independence have been repressed by the dominant regimes in the region, effectively minoritising the Kurds within a group of established states. Since the end of the First World War the former Ottoman Kurdistan has been administered by five sovereign states: Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and the former Soviet Union. In 1918 Kurdish hopes for an independent Kurdistan provided for by the Treaty of Sèvres (1920) were quashed by the constitution of modern Turkey, founded by Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk), and by the division of Kurdistan between Turkey, Syria and Iraq by the French and British, formalised in the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923.

    • Arrangement of Volumes

      Volume 1: 1918–1930
      Volume 2: 1931–1940
      Volume 3: 1941–1967
      Volume 4: 1968–1974

      CONTENTS OUTLINE
      Among hundreds of documents, the following topics are included

      Volume 1: 1918–1930
      the aspirations of the Kurds before the Paris Peace Conference of 1919
      the grievances, petitions and agitations of the Kurds when the Iraqi Government fails to deliver the pledges given by the League of Nations in 1926
      the riots and Kurdish uprisings in Hakkari and Sulaimani
      the Kurdish policy of the Iraqi Government and the Kurdish demands for a Kurdish state under a British Mandate
      Volume 2: 1931–1940
      reports the divergence of views between the British and Iraqi Governments on the Kurdish petitions
      reports on the Local Languages Law, schools and education
      describes the personalities and factions of the Kurdish tribes, the arrest of Taufiq Wahbi Beg and the treatment of Kurds in Iraq
      reports on the Kurdish resentment of Arab rule and the beginning of Kurdish nationalism
      Volume 3: 1941–1967
      reports on the military and political position in Iranian Kurdistan in 1941
      comments on the Turkish attitude to the Kurdish question
      reports the situation along the Iran–Iraq border during World War II, including Russian, German and Turkish involvement in the region, and raids by the Kurds on the Iranian–Turkish frontier
      describes the post-War Kurdish situation in Syria, Russia, Iraq and Azerbaijani Kurdistan
      records the beginnings of Kurdish broadcasting in Iran, Iraq, Azerbaijan and Russia
      reports the birth of the Kurdish Democratic Party in 1961 led by Mulla Mustafa Barzani
      documents the deterioration of relations between the Kurds and the Iraqi Government in 1965, leading to the deployment of Iraqi troops
      describes the Kurdish counter offensive and the supply of aid to the Kurds from Iran

      Volume 4: 1968–1974
      reports the position of Kurds in Syria
      describes the British attitude to the Kurdish rebellion in a document entitled ‘Kurdistan: Iraq and Iran'
      reports the 1970 Agreement between the Kurds and the Iraqi Government
      records the resumption of hostilities in 1973 between the Ba'ath Party and the Kurds
      reveals the plans in 1974 for Kurdish Autonomy
      records activities of the Iraqi Front Delegation, Kurdish dissidents in London and Kurdish Red Crescent Society
      includes British Government reviews of the Kurdish situation written in 1979, 1983 and 1992

  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1. 1918–1930: looks at the aspirations of the Kurds before the Paris Peace Conference of 1919
    the grievances, petitions and agitations of the Kurds when the Iraqi Government failed to deliver the pledges given by the League of Nations in 1926
    the riots and Kurdish uprisings in Hakkari and Sulaimani
    the Kurdish policy of the Iraqi Government and the Kurdish demands for a Kurdish state under a British Mandate. Volume 2. 1931–1940: reports the divergence of views between the British and Iraqi Governments on the Kurdish petitions
    reports on the Local Languages Law, schools and education
    describes the personalities and factions of the Kurdish tribes, the arrest of Taufiq Wahbi Beg and the treatment of Kurds in Iraq
    reports on the Kurdish resentment of Arab rule and the beginning of Kurdish nationalism. Volume 3. 1941–1967: reports on the military and political position in Iranian Kurdistan in 1941
    comments on the Turkish attitude to the Kurdish question
    reports the situation along the Iran–Iraq border during World War II
    describes the post-War Kurdish situation in Syria, Russia, Iraq and Azerbaijani Kurdistan
    records the beginnings of Kurdish broadcasting in Iran, Iraq, Azerbaijan and Russia
    reports the birth of the Kurdish Democratic Party in 1961
    documents the deterioration of relations between the Kurds and the Iraqi Government in 1965, leading to the deployment of Iraqi troops
    describes the Kurdish counter offensive and the supply of aid to the Kurds from Iran Volume 4. 1968–1974: reports the position of Kurds in Syria
    describes the British attitude to the Kurdish rebellion in a document entitled 'Kurdistan: Iraq and Iran'
    reports the 1970 Agreement between the Kurds and the Iraqi Government
    records the resumption of hostilities in 1973 between the Ba'ath Party and the Kurds
    reveals the plans in 1974 for Kurdish Autonomy
    records activities of the Iraqi Front Delegation, Kurdish dissidents in London and Kurdish Red Crescent Society
    includes British Government reviews of the Kurdish situation written in 1979, 1983 and 1992.

  • Editor

    B. Destani

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