Skip to main content

HIST: Modern World (Bachelor)

Who are the Kurds?

Start Here

Abdullah Ocalan, PKK founder.

Ahmet Turk, Kurdish nationalist politician in Turkey, former chairman of DTP.

Barham Salih, Iraqi Kurdish politician. He is the former prime minister of the KRG.

Cemil Bayik, one of the founders of the PKK and member of the PKK Executive Committee.

Fuad Masum, Iraqi Kurdish politician, 7th President of Iraq.

Hakan Fidan, Turkish politician, head of the National Intelligence Organization.

Jalal TalabaniKurdish nationalist politician in Iraq and founder of the PUK. Former President of Iraq.

Kosrat Rasul Ali, Iraqi Kurdish politician, PUK member, Peshmerga veteran.

Leyla Zana, Kurdish politician in Turkey, former DTP member.

Masoud Barzani, President of the KRG and leader of the KDP.

Mullah Mustafa Barzani, legendary Kurdish nationalist leader. Former leader of the KDP.

Murat Karayilan, PKK Chairman of Executive Committee, commander-in-chief of the People's Defense Force.

Masrour Barzani, Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council.

Nawshirwan Mustafa, Iraqi Kurdish politician, General Coordinator of the Movement for Change, opposition leader within KRG.

Nechervan Barzani, Prime Minister of the KRG.

Qazi Muhammad, former Kurdish leader and the Head of the Republic of Kurdistan (Republic of Mahabad).

Qubad Talabani, Deputy Prime Minister of the KRG.

Salih Muslim, co-chairman of the PYD.

Selahattin Demirtaş,  Kurdish nationalist politician in Turkey and co-head of the left-wing pro-Kurdish HDP.

A list of on-line newspaper and television sources that provide news, analysis, and/or propaganda about the Kurdish Issue.

Multilingual Sources:

Al Arabiya (English)    (Arabic)

Rudaw (English)   (Sorani)   (Arabic)   (Turkish)

Hurriyet (English)   (Turkish)

Sources in English:

Al Monitor (English)

EKurd Daily (English)

Iraqi News (English)

The Kurdistan Tribune (English)

Today's Zaman (English)