International Colony Kurdistan
London: Gomidas Institute, 2015, with a new foreword by Ismail Besikci (2005)
164 pp, map,
ISBN 978-1-909382-20-6, paperback,
UK£12.00 / US$18.00
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International Colony Kurdistan is probably Besikci's most open critique of the present division of Kurdistan, en ethnically contiguous
area (mainly) between Turkey, Iran and Iraq with a Kurdish population of over 20 million people. Besikci argues that, for all their political differences, there is a longstanding understanding between these regional states to deny Kurds the right to self-determination.
International Colony Kurdistan was originally published in 1991 and led to the imprisonment of the author in Turkey. The book remains a road map to our understanding of Kurdistan today.