The following is an excerpt of an article by Dan Mountain which will feature in our second print issue, being released on the 15th March.

Find out how to get your own copy of the issue here.

For decades, the Kurdish people have been subjugated to marginalisation, exploitation and repression.

Their identity has been threatened by systematic attempts to destroy their language and culture by forcefully integrating them into the newly formed nations of the Middle East.

Furthermore, despite being one of the largest ethnic groups in the region, the Kurds have been denied a nation of their own.

Recently, Kurdish Peshmerga forces have been on the front lines in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Yet despite this, the Kurds have been repeatedly discarded by their allies and are still threatened with imminent destruction.

In order to understand the Kurds position, it is important to recognise Kurdish relations with various states within the region, both historically and presently. This coupled with Kurdish relations inter-nationally will aid ones understanding of a complex misjustice in the Middle East.

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Read the rest of this article in the print issue, to be released on the 15th March.

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