Kurdish facts n°1-17
International society Kurdistan
Kurdistan: divided, mountainous country of +- 500, 000 km2 in heart of West-Asia. Principal cities: Bitlis. Van, Diarbekir, Erbil, Sulaimaniyah, Kirkuk, Mehabad. Economics: Mountain peasant ry (some seasonal nomadism), tobacco, handicrafts, a beginning industry.
The International Society Kurdistan (ISK), founded 1. VII. 1960 in the Netherlands, is a non-party, democratic world-wide action group. Aims: Collecting & spreading facts about Kurdistan; alding Kurdish nation in its struggle for emancipation; promoting friendly relations between Kurds, their neighbours & all other nations. President: Silvio E. Van Rooy.