Soviet policy towards its Kurds fluctuated and remained fragmented, ambivalent, and inconsistent throughout the existence of the USSR. On one hand, the Soviet government provided for the material and cultural development of Kurds in Armenia and Azerbaijan during the 1920s and 1930s. On the other...

Horses in the Kurdish lifestyle has always held a special place. And in grief, and in joy is almost impossible to imagine the life of a Kurd without a horse. At weddings, its mandatory part is equestrian competitions - "Jrid", horse racing, running "Teraten", on...

The values that format the life styles can be called mixtures of customs and beliefs. Culture is not only something we live upon, also things worth we live for. Also cultural inheritance since the beginning of human history, in order to live better quality life,...

Alexandra Tolstaya was recalled to Igdir to fulfil the next task. It was decided to send her as part of a small detachment to the city of Van, where the Armenian-Kurdish massacre recently broke out. A thousand and two hundred Kurds, who miraculously survived the...

The whole space, starting from Lake Van to the south and west, the Bitlis-Bush region, then through Khnys, Bulanyk, Patnots, Manazkert, Ala-Dagi together with Alashkert, to the Basen and Bayazid-Diadin regions, where more than 800 000 Kurds lived before the war - is now completely...

"The success of any people is caused by, unity and support of their whole nation, any nation that does not have unity will forever be under its enemies’ rule." Qazi Muhammed...

Kurdish Etymological Dictionary (Comparative) by ALI HUSEIN KERIM   This book is defined as unique, because there is no such attempt in any other group of language; moreover, it is considered to be the first embodiment of the Kurdish language dictionaries. We are fully entitled to allege that...

The Kurds: A Concise History and Fact Book Paperback – 27 Oct 1992 by Mehrdad Izady  PREFACE Since before the dawn of recorded history the mountainous lands of the northern Middle East have been home to a distinct people whose cultural tradition is one of the most authentic and original in...

Göbekli Tepe Turkish for "Potbelly Hill", is an archaeological site in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey, approximately 12 km (7 mi) northeast of the city of Şanlıurfa. The tell has a height of 15 m (49 ft) and is about 300 m (980 ft)...