The British Guardian Newspaper’s Attitude about the Kurdish Issue in Iraq (1970-1975)

  • Ali M. Qader Department of Human Sciences University of Zakho, Kurdistan Region - Iraq

Abstract

The Kurdish liberation movement in northern Iraq and its struggle against the Iraqi government during (1970-1975) became the subjects of internal and external press, because it was one of the most significant topics in the Middle East. The British newspaper Guardian filled its pages with these events that took place between the Kurdish revolution and the socialist Baath Party in Baghdad during those five years. It has to be said, that the Guardian newspaper was recorded events directly from the heart of the event when it erupted. The (Ta’akhi -brotherhood) newspapers has spoken on behalf of the Kurdistan Democratic Party and it was defending the Kurdish liberation movement. In contrast, the (al Thawra) newspaper, has spoken on behalf of the Baath Party and encouraged those decisions were taken by the Iraqi government toward the Kurds. But, in this regard the Guardian newspaper was neutral in its writings and publishing of the events that were taking place between both of them. Especially, as those events that arose after the signing of the March Agreement of 1970, till the signing of the convention of Algeria in March 1975, between Iraq and Iran. In this field, the Guardian newspaper was neutral in its attitude; in one of those attitudes and in a very neutral stance about the Kurdish revolution the Guardian stated that the demands of the revolution for independence are legitimate rights of the Kurds.

Published
2016-12-30
How to Cite
Qader, A. M. (2016). The British Guardian Newspaper’s Attitude about the Kurdish Issue in Iraq (1970-1975). Humanities Journal of University of Zakho, 4(3), 460-477. Retrieved from https://hjuoz.uoz.edu.krd/index.php/hum/article/view/242
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Humanities Journal of University of Zakho