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    From 1915 to 1918, Kurds struggled to end Ottoman rule over their region. They were encouraged by Woodrow Wilson's support for non-Turkish nationalities of the empire and submitted their claim for independence to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. The Treaty of Sèvres stipulated creation of an autonomous Kurdish state in 1920, but the subsequent Treaty of Lausanne in 1923 failed to mention Kurds. In 1925 and 1930 Kurdish revolts were forcibly suppressed.

    Which leads to this link:

    Ultimately, Winston Churchill who had a damaged career because of his failure at the Battle of Gallipoli, during which he had urged the Armenian population to rebel with vague promises to divert manpower from his failure during that battle,[3] and his inability to be able to enforce the Treaty of Sèvres even though managed to dismantle Ottoman Empire with the occupation of Istanbul remarked: "In the Lausanne Treaty, which established a new peace between the allies and Turkey, history will search in vain for the name Armenia."

    It was Armenia he lamented.

    I believe it was the fellow who drew the map for the Treaty of Lausanne and, he said, inadvertently left out the Kurds because he knew nothing about them.   I don't remember his name, but I do remember hearing he expressed regret before he died.

    Have you read about the Kurds yet?

    by jhritz on Mon Mar 26, 2007 at 09:48:43 PM PDT

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