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Why are the Kurds considered a stateless nation?
Keeping this in consideration, are the Kurds a stateless nation?
Stateless nations can have large populations; for example the Kurds have an estimated population of over 30 million people, which make them one of the largest stateless nations. However, not all peoples within multi-cultural states have the same awareness of being a stateless nation.
Beside above, why does Turkey dislike the Kurds? The initial reason given by the PKK for this was the oppression of Kurds in Turkey. By then, the use of Kurdish language, dress, folklore, and names were banned in Kurdish-inhabited areas. In an attempt to deny their existence, the Turkish government categorized Kurds as "Mountain Turks" until 1991.
Also to know is, why do the Kurds not have a country?
However, the reconquest of these areas by the forces of Kemal Atatürk (and other pressing issues) caused the Allies to accept the renegotiated Treaty of Lausanne (1923) and the borders of the modern Republic of Turkey, leaving the Kurds without a self-ruled region.
Why are the Kurds called the Kurds?
Name. There are different theories about the origin of the name Kurd. According to one theory, it originates in Middle Persian as ???? kwrt-, a term for "nomad; tent-dweller". After the Muslim conquest of Persia, this term was adopted into Arabic as kurd-, and was used specifically for nomadic tribes.