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Kurds Vs Turks - Online Paper

Kurds Vs Turks


Kurdish lands, rich in natural resources, have always sustained and promoted a large population. While registering modest gains since the late 19th century, but particularly in the first decade of the 20th, Kurds lost demographic ground relative to neighboring ethnic groups. This was due as much to their less developed economy and health care system as it was to direct massacres, deportations, famines, etc. The total number of Kurds actually decreased in this period, while every other major ethnic group in the area boomed. Since the middle of the 1960s this negative demographic trend has reversed, and Kurds are steadily regaining the demographic position of importance that they ...

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displacing the Turks. Furthermore, if present demographic trends hold, as they are likely to, in about fifty years Kurds will also replace the Turks as the majority ethnic group in Turkey itself.
There is now one Kurdish city with a population of nearly a million (Kirminshan), two with over half a million (Diyarbekir, Kirkuk), five between a quarter and half a million (Antep, Arbil, Hamadan, Malatya, Sulaymania), and quarter of a million people (Adiyaman, Dersim [Tunceli], Dohuk, Elazig [Kharput], Haymana, Khanaqin, Mardin Qamishli, Qochan, Sanandaj, Shahabad, Siirt and Urfa).
The Turks’ Vicious Approaches:
The Turks have had no mercy on the Kurds, who only want to see their leader back among them. The PKK leader was kidnapped, which no doubt has upset the Kurds; therefore, it’s their right to protest this act. What did the Turks think the Kurdish reaction would be?? Did they actually think that the Kurds would remain silent through this whole ordeal?? Therefore, they should ...

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meeting might endanger ties with Turkey.
Some reports say it could take several months for the Constitutional Court to make a final ruling.

The Greek Involvement:

Turkish defense lawyer Ahmad Zaki Oglo, who represents the leader of the Kurdistan's Workers Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, has announced that Ocalan accused Greece, especially the former chief of the secret intelligence system, recently impeached, of handing him over to the Turkish authorities.
In a statement to the Greek daily "Novima" published on Sunday, Oglo stated that Ocalan told him during their meeting on Thursday that the chairman of the former Greek secret intelligence sent him from Athens to Nairobi in ...

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Added: 2/11/2007 05:57:19 PM
Category: World History
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