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Kurdistan Line breaks: Kur¦di|stan
Pronunciation: /ˌkəːdɪˈstɑːn/

Definition of Kurdistan in English:

An extensive region in the Middle East south of the Caucasus, the traditional home of the Kurdish people.

The area includes large parts of eastern Turkey, northern Iraq, western Iran, eastern Syria, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. The creation of a separate state of Kurdistan, proposed by the Allies after the First World War, is opposed by Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Turkey. Following persecution of the Kurds by Iraq in the aftermath of the Gulf War of 1991, certain areas designated safe havens were established for the Kurds in northern Iraq, although these havens are not officially recognized as a state

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