A Kurdish awakening in Iran
In recent years, the Shi’ite Kurds have become increasingly politicized. This was evidenced in the role they played in the ‘Green Revolution’ of 2009.
The "Kurdish spring" that has affected three parts of Kurdistan - in Iraq, Turkey and Syria - may appear to have bypassed the Kurds of Iran. But in fact, since the brutal suppression of their uprising during the early years of the Islamic Republic (1979-1983 ), Iran's Kurds, estimated today to be seven million in number, never stopped opposing the country's successive governments. And even though they...
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