Turkey’s Kurds Slowly Rebuild Their Cultural Identity

Since the birth of the Turkish nation-state in the 1920s, the the country’s Kurdish population (about 20% of the total) saw its distinctive music, literature, folklore, visual arts and even language suppressed by a government bent on keeping the nation unified. Gradually, Kurdish books, music, theater and proper language classes (long forbidden) are returning to the region.

Source: The New York Times 06/05/11