San Francisco Examiner
California |Change My City
Now | Forecast 56/47
Print Edition | Marketplace
News By Location
San Francisco Home > Opinion > Letters
News | Post comments
Kurds deserve their own state
Kurds live in Iraq, Turkey, Iran and Syria, but they have no physical nation to call their own.
As a result, many have become estranged from each other, integrated into the mainstream of their respective societies, and some don’t even speak Kurdish, all in this mountainous territory.
They should have a country to themselves, really. And as soon as the eight-year war began between Iraq and Iran, the Kurds were caught in the middle of it.
The question of an independent Kurdish state remains open. For the most part, Kurds in Iraq, Turkey, Iran and Syria today are not talking about independence, but rather about equal civil rights and the need to establish federated political states.
Ted Rudow III