Are Iraqi Kurds a colonized nation? This is the title of the fifth chapter of the book, which was entitled with “Politics and Society in Northern Kurdistan”, which was printed and published a couple of weeks ago.
The author of this book, Dr. Ibrahim Sadiq Malazada, lecturer at the Sociology Department of Faculty of Arts, is seeking to find the answer of the question (Is Kurdistan a colonized state? )
In a speech to the university media, Dr. Malazada stated; the decision 1514 of the United Nations in 1960 ended the old colonialism when gave freedom to the nations under the mandatory. But Iraqi Kurds and the other parts of Kurdistan were not included in this decision . Therefore, here arises a question (Is Kurdistan a colonized state?)
The lecturer of sociology department, during responding to the question said; for answering this question, we should look at it in two directions. Giving attention to the attempt to theorize the relation of Northern Kurdistan with the dominated people and the central government in one hand, and whether Kurds were in a constant struggle to be free or they have struggled to get their citizenship in an Iraqi framework in the other hand. Continuing his speech, Dr. Malazada revealed the methodology of his research and said; depending on the Zhyar process theory and via a questionnaire survey, they were trying to determine the level of dependance of Kurdistan people with dominated people together. Bringing up the dimensions of the relation, this is along with practicing it as a sociological circle in the Iraqi government as an argument to display the success or failure of this government.
The details of the writing are published in the source as the following;
Malazada, Ibrahim Sadiq (2020), Have Iraqi Kurds been colonized?. Politics and society in northern Kurdistan. Prepared by Ihsan Walzy and Muslih Irwani. Erbil-General Political Institute. P 125-156.