NAGs Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)

Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)

Year Formed: 1961
Year Terminated: 1991

Target States:

Ideational Characteristics:

Demands for Autonomy
Secession/Territorial Demand

External Supporters:



United States of America


United Kingdom

Narrative Summary:

NAG Support Dataset Code: 101

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1102


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____. 1980. 'Gulf War Brings Out Israel-Kurd Links', The Associated Press, September 30, International News

____. 1980. 'Israel Aided Iraqi Kurds Up to '75, Begin Reports', The New York Times, September 30, Tuesday, Late City Final Edition, Section A; Page 11, Column 1; Foreign Desk

van Bruinessen, Martin. 1986. 'The Kurds between Iran and Iraq', MERIP Middle East Report, No. 141, Hidden Wars (Jul. - Aug.), pp. 14-27,   

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