kurd kurd  /ˈkɜrd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a member of a largely pastoral Islamic people who live in Kurdistan; the largest ethnic group without their own state

News

  1. Chevron Signs Iraq Kurd Oil Deal

    U.S. energy giant Chevron has signed another oil exploration deal in Iraq's Kurdistan region, one of several pacts between Kurds and foreign firms that have enraged Baghdad. U.S. energy giant Chevron has signed another oil exploration deal in Iraq's Kurdistan region, one of several pacts between Kurds and foreign firms that have enraged Baghdad. read more
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Industry Week

  2. IHT Rendezvous: Kurds Uneasy About Turkish Protests

    Although some Kurds have expressed support for Turkey’s protest movement, the minority community is worried that the anti-government mood could undermine a fragile peace deal and even strengthen its enemies.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "We've tackled corruption by firing 62,000 employees and begun to dismantle sectarianism by prohibiting all political activity by police officers and creating a force made up of all Iraqis, Shi'ite, Sunni and Kurd," Mr Bolani wrote in his...
    on Mar 22, 2009 By: Jawad al-Bolani Source: The Australian

  2. "The idea, as in Bosnia, is to maintain a united Iraq by decentralizing it, giving each ethno-religious group - Kurd, Sunni Arab and Shiite Arab - room to run its own affairs, while leaving the central government in charge of common interests,"...
    on Jul 28, 2007 By: Leslie Gelb Source: New York Times

  3. In the article, Biden and Gelb wrote: "the idea is to maintain a united Iraq by decentralizing it, giving each ethno-religious group -- Kurd, Sunni Arab and Shiite Arab -- room to run its own affairs, while leaving the central government in charge...
    on May 1, 2006 By: Joe Biden Source: AINA

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