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Kurds in Syria: The Forgotten People Kerim Yıldız

Kurds in Syria: The Forgotten People

Kerim Yıldız

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ISBN : 9781281750976
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160 pages
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This is the first book to focus on the plight of the Kurds in Syria. The Kurds are Syrias largest minority, and continue to be subject to extreme human rights abuses. Along with Kerim Yildizs other recent books -- The Kurds in Iraq, and the KurdsMoreThis is the first book to focus on the plight of the Kurds in Syria. The Kurds are Syrias largest minority, and continue to be subject to extreme human rights abuses. Along with Kerim Yildizs other recent books -- The Kurds in Iraq, and the Kurds in Turkey -- this builds on his comprehensive analysis of the current human rights situation for the largest ethnic group worldwide without its own state. Yildiz examines the contemporary situation of the Syrian Kurds in the context of Syrias own history, and the present situation where it is outlawed as a terrorist state by the USA. Fifty percent of Syrias income now goes on military spending -- for Syria feels threatened by her neighbours, and this is mirrored in the way minorities are treated within the country. Covering all aspects of Kurdish life including language, education, religion and history, Yildiz offers a unique insight into the human rights situation of the Kurds in Syria.