Kurdistan During the First World War
Saqi Books, 1994 M01 1 - 234 pages
In spite of the promises made by the Allied powers in the 1920 Treaty of Sèvres, the Kurds have so far failed to secure their national independence - a goal achieved by the Arabs and other nations in the region.
The author shows how, before and during the First World War, the political manoeuvring of the Allied powers, particularly Britain, concentrated on securing easy access to the region's oilfields and thus ignored the rights of the Kurds. The role and involvement of Germany and Russia are also discussed in detail.
Of major importance are the chapters examining the role of the Kurds in the Armenian massacres. In his dispassionate analysis of this sensitive issue, the author sheds new lights on the involvement of the Kurds in the tragedy of the Armenian people under Ottoman rule.
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