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Information about Kurdistan

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Information about Kurdistan   Broadly defined geographic region traditionally inhabited mainly by Kurds. It consists of an extensive plateau and mountain area, spread over large parts of what are now eastern Turkey, northern Iraq, and western Iran and smaller parts of northern Syria and Armenia. Two of these countries officially …

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The National Flag of Kurdistan

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INTRODUCTION: The aim of this document is to nroduce in brief the history of the current National Flag of Kurdistan and to help those who use the Kurdish national flag to reproduce it correctly. The document contains the basic rules for the construction of the flag as well as the …

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KURDISH TRIBES

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KURDISH TRIBES. Kurdish tribes are found throughout Persia, eastern Anatolia and northern Iraq, but very few comprehensive lists of them have been published. The one most often cited is that of François Bernard Charmoy, which was based on the Šaraf-nāma by the 16th-century Kurdish historian Šaraf-al-Din Bedlisi (q.v.; I, pp. …

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Kurd

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Kurd, member of an ethnic and linguistic group living in the Taurus Mountains of southeastern Anatolia, the Zagros Mountainsof western Iran, portions of northern Iraq, northeastern Syria, and western Armenia, and other adjacent areas. Most of the Kurds live in contiguous areas of Iran, Iraq, and Turkey—a somewhat loosely defined …

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Zagros Mountains

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Zagros Mountains Zagros mountains salt dome: © NASA Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center The Zagros Mountains make up a belt of deformed crustal rocks located in south eastern Iran. They extend for over 1500km from eastern Turkey in the northwest through to the Gulf of Oman in …

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ISIS genocide of Yezidis and Christians

Yazidi refugee women stand behind a banner as they wait for the arrival of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Special Envoy Angelina Jolie at a Syrian and Iraqi refugee camp in the southern Turkish town of Midyat in Mardin province, Turkey, June 20, 2015. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

ISIS genocide of Yezidis and Christians Overview In the summer months of 2014, the Yezidi and Christian communities of Nineveh and Shingal (Sinjar) – as well as a host of other civilians belonging to diverse religious and ethnic components of Iraq – came under siege when the Islamic State of …

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