TURKEY: Kurds in Oil

General Salikh Pasha of Turkey, with horse, foot and artillery marched over the Persian frontier last week to surround the rebel Kurdish tribesmen who for the past two months have been holding out on the slopes of Mount Ararat against some 30,000 well-equipped Turkish troops (TIME, July 28). Persia protested the invasion formally, did nothing to stop it.

Kurdish rebellions are nothing new for Turkish soldiers. For 400 years Kurdistan, a district which overlaps the present boundaries of eastern Turkey, Persia and Irak, has been rising in revolt against its Turkish conquerors. Kurdish...

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