Letter in the Times on debate about moving the Kurds to a new homeland


Sir, Richard Long (letter, May 7) dismisses “pious” talk about supporting the Kurds but suggests an odd possible solution. The Kurds, including several million in Iran whom he omitted to mention, live in four states at varied levels of development. A single Kurdistan is improbable but, having survived for centuries between larger civilisations, the Kurds are deeply attached to their beautiful and agriculturally rich land, rivers, canyons, mountains and plains.

Moving millions to Saudi Arabia, Sudan or anywhere else would deprive the Middle East of a decent people who enrich its mosaic.

Gary Kent
Secretary, all-party parliamentary group on the Kurdistan region in Iraq

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