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Season 2006 Episode 0307

The Kurds: A People in Search of Their Homeland

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The Kurds: A People in Search of Their Homeland
The Kurds: A People in Search of Their HomelandKevin McKiernan discusses the plight of the Kurds who live in Northern Iraq, Turkey, Iran and Syria. As part of his talk, Mr. McKiernan looks at the atrocities committed against the Iraqi Kurds by Saddam Hussein during the 1980s (with the support of the U.S. government), the abandonment of the Iraqi Kurds after the 1991 Gulf War, and the leading role that the Kurds are playing in Iraq today. He also talks about the repression faced by Kurds living in Turkey and the clashes between the Kurds of Turkey and the Kurds of Iraq. The talk was hosted by MIT's Center for International Studies. Includes a slide show and Question and Answer with the MIT audience.Kevin McKiernan's work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Christian Science Monitor, Newsweek, and Time. He has been reporting on the Kurds since 1991 and most recently covered the Iraq War for ABC News.moreless

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