SAT-7 Explains What Sets the Kurds Apart from Other Stateless Peoples

The Kurds face a lot of challenges, but one of their foremost problems is land; they don’t have any to call their own. SAT-7, a satellite TV ministry to the Middle East and North Africa, broadcasts programming that makes God’s Love visible in the Middle East.

The Kurds and Statelessness

One of the principles SAT-7 programs focus on is how each person has a right to be treated equally under the law and live without discrimination or segregation in society. That includes the Kurds. However, their situation poses some challenges.

“But if you look at the Kurds, they’re spread over five countries: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and a few other places. They actually hold a passport in these different countries. They can vote in those countries. They have a national identity,” says Terry Ascott, founder and president of SAT-7.

These rights separate the Kurds from what defines other stateless people, such as Palestinians living in the West Bank who do not share the same privileges.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Bethann Flynn