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Reflections on the Kurdish diaspora: An interview with Dr Kendal Nezan

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  • Mari Toivanen


    (Department of Social Research, University of Turku, Finland)

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    In this interview, Dr Kendal Nezan, the director of the Kurdish Institute in Paris, reflects on the development of the Kurdish diaspora, the current state of affairs concerning Kurdish movements in Europe and the past and present of the Kurdish Institute in Paris, first established in 1983. Nezan notes that the institute has been successful in creating a non-partisan public space open for Kurds from all corners of the world as well as to others interested in Kurdish history, language, culture and politics. Furthermore, the institute has been an important platform to raise awareness about the Kurdish cause in Europe. The continued functioning of the institute remains essential and, according to Nezan, not least for the second generation diaspora to be able to engage for the Kurdish cause. To this end, the institute has been negatively affected by the austerity policies of the French authorities and launched a donation campaign to draw contributions to ensure that it can continue to operate as an independent institute.

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    Article provided by Transnational Press London, UK in its journal Kurdish Studies.

    Volume (Year): 3 (2015)
    Issue (Month): 2 (October)
    Pages: 209-216

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    Handle: RePEc:mig:ksjrnl:v:3:y:2015:i:2:p:209-216
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