Kurdish Human Rights in Turkey
Kurds in Turkey refers to people born in or residing in Turkey who are of Kurdish origin. The Kurds are the largest ethnic minority in Turkey. According to various estimates, they compose between 15% and 20% of the population of Turkey. Kurds live throughout Turkey but are primarily concentrated in Turkish Kurdistan, in the southeast of Turkey.
Massacres, such as the Kocgiri, Sheik Said, Zilan massacre, and Dersim ethnocide have periodically been committed against the Kurds since the establishment of the Republic of Turkey in 1923. The Turkish government categorized Kurds as