American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An extensive plateau region of southwest Asia. Since the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire after World War I, it has been divided among southeast Turkey, northeast Iraq, and northwest Iran, with smaller sections in Syria and Armenia.
- n. A region in the Middle East inhabited mostly by the Kurds. It encompasses parts of Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria.
- n. an extensive geographical region in the Middle East to the south of the Caucasus
- n. an oriental rug woven by Kurds that is noted for fine colors and durability
“Kurdistan does not express any historicity and the various peoples claimed by the terrorist leaderships as theirs are not theirs and do not desire the formation of a ´Kurdistan´ because they know that a development of this sort would endanger their historical continuity.”
“However, our strength in Kurdistan is partly dependent on us letting the Kurdish parties and militias do what they want.”
“In a landmark visit to the region last year, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan repeatedly referred to the "Kurdish administration," but never once used the word Kurdistan.”
“The statement from the Union of Communities in Kurdistan accused Turkey's government of failing to endorse a democratic solution that would satisfy the country's large ethnic Kurdish minority and end the conflict with the PKK.”
“But on Monday, the Union of Communities in Kurdistan, a group that shares a common leader with the PKK and often speaks on its behalf, sought to distance itself from the attack, which took place earlier on the day the PKK's four-month unilateral cease-fire had been due to expire.”
“She responded, There are so many, but I think that my favorite hooping memory was when I was in Kurdistan in a Cafe.”
“Three hikers in Kurdistan took a wrong turn and are being held in Iran.”
“And among them is the urgent business of Kurdistan and the question of the status of, well, the largest city that may be in Kurdistan or not in Kurdistan, depending on who you talk to.”
“Make Oil Company of Lebanon was to start building a $3 billion, 250,000 b/d refinery in Kurdistan in 2006, and Make Oil Company bid for a $2.2 billion, 150,000 b/d refinery in Iraq.”
“Dindar Zebari, KRG Coordinator to the UN and other NGOs in Kurdistan, claims to have been awarded the degree Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Westminster University in London.”
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