The Kurdish Stance on Political and Social Power Structure of the Region

Document Type : Original Article


In the war between Ottomans and Safavids Dynasty, two thirds of Kurdistan area was separated from Iran, and joined the Ottoman territories. The Ottoman empire was defeated in World War I and Kurdistan was divided among Turkey, Iraq, Syria, and a small part joined the Soviet Russia, i.e. Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Concerning the Kurdish governments which were established in Iran being led by Karim Khan-e-Zand, Kurdish Red republic established in Kazakhstan during the time of Lenin, Ararat Republic in Turkey in 1927, Kurdistan Republic in Iran 1944-45 and Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq since 2005. Thus, what should be the Kurdish stance on political and social structure and distribution of power in the region? The hypothesis of this essay is: In spite of the historical, political, military backgrounds and ethnic, linguistic and religious similarities and the importance of the Kurds desire and population, they could still not have considerable share in power structure. The method of this essay is analytical-historical method.