AKIN and Kurdistan

The American Declaration of Independence declared everyone was “created equal.”

But some tyrants have made other people very unequal.

That is especially true in the Middle East…where the Turks, the Persians and the Arabs have their own countries.

But not the Kurds.

They have no country...no freedom… and no recognized or respected national identity.

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Kani Xulam

KaniA native of Kurdistan, Kani Xulam is a commentator on the history and politics of Kurdistan, and advocates for the right of the Kurdish people to self-determination.

He is the director of the American Kurdish Information Network.

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One of the greatest tragedies in Turkey’s history is happening now. Our Kurdish brothers are being slaughtered, and apart from a couple of hesitant voices, no one is standing up and demanding to know what the Government is doing…What will come of all this?

— Yasar Kemal, perennial candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature