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Reader comment on item: The Case for a Unified Kurdistan

Submitted by Nazim Cairo (France), Sep 17, 2014 at 17:19


A recent survey of Turkish citizens has revealed that being a citizen of the Turkish Republic is the most important identity factor for Kurds in Turkey, rather than being of Kurdish ethnicity.

For 24.5 percent of those polled by Istanbul's Boğaziçi University and the Open Society Institute who said they know Kurdish, "being part of the Turkish nation" is the most important identity factor, while 21 percent said it is "being a citizen of the Turkish Republic." For 21.7 percent of Kurds, "being a pious Muslim" is the most important identity factor, while 19.9 percent said "being a member of my ethnic and cultural community" is the most important factor.


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