‘To be a Kurd means to fight’. Belsat TV report from Turkish Kurdistan (ENG subs)

dir. Konrad Zagórski, Syarhei Marchyk, 2016

The Kurds is one of the world’s largest nations that has no own state. The areas inhabited by them are divided among four countries – Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey. And if in the three former countries the Kurdish people do have their own autonomy, Turkey does not recognize them as a nation at all. As the Kurds cannot accept it, they have been fighting for independence for decades. The conflict has recently flared up.

Journalists Syarhei Marchyk and Konrad Zagórski made a report from Turkish Kurdistan, where Ankara is squashing the uprising with the help of tanks and helicopters.

 

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