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Title: The Kurds and the City
Author(s): LEEZENBERG, Michiel
Journal: Journal of Kurdish Studies
Volume: 2 Date: 1996-1997
The romantic stereotype of the Kurds as a people of nomads and mountain guerillas still holds sway over much of the popular, and part of the scholarly, imagination. This image has tended to downplay several important recent social and political developments among the Kurds. The fact of the matter is that in Turkey as well as Iraq and Iran, the Kurdish population has become predominantly, if not overwhelmingly, urban in the past decades.