21 Apr 2013

Ideas for 21 April 2013: Kurdistan in Focus

From Ideas, 10:06 am on 21 April 2013

The Kurds are the world's largest ethnic group without a state, with an estimated population of 30 million spread across Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran. And in all four countries the Kurds have spent the best part of a century struggling for greater autonomy and even the right to speak their own language. Ideas explores the Kurdish question with: William Harris, a professor of politics at Otago University and the author of three books on the Middle East; Welat Zeydanlioglu, author of The Kurdish Question in Turkey: New Perspectives on Violence, Representation and Reconciliation and Sarkawt Abdullazada, the president of the New Zealand Kurdish Association.