How Powerful Is Kurdistan?

Is The PKK A Terrorist Group?

The Middle Eastern region of Kurdistan has a strong military and a population of over 25 million people. But is Kurdistan powerful enough to gain independence?

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Who are the Kurds?
“Between 25 and 35 million Kurds inhabit a mountainous region straddling the borders of Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Iran and Armenia.”

Infographic: The Kurdistan Region 2013 Facts & Figures
“Kurdistan is a Federal Region of Iraq. Kurdistan has distinguished itself via its dedication to political stability, democratic governance, economic development, and national cohesion.”

Kurdish troops retake cities in Syria from ISIS
“In contrast to the Iraqi army’s failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against ISIS, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country’s northeast under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes.”

A History of the Turkish-Kurdish Conflict
“In 2013, the Turkish government and one of the most important Kurdish movements in the Middle East, the Kurdistan Worker’s Party, known as the PKK, announced a bilateral cease-fire and the beginning of “historic” peace talks between the two sides, which aimed to end a bloody conflict that has lasted for almost three decades and claimed the lives of more than 40,000 people, mostly Kurds.”

Kurds world’s largest minority group without home state
“Turkey is home to an estimated 15 million Kurds, about one-fifth of the country’s population of 76 million. Most are Sunni Muslim.”

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