Avesta press agency published a book titled “Kurds of ancient Istanbul” in 1998 written by Rohat Alakom, one of unique Kurdish author. He has published more than 10 books in Turkish and Kurdish. The translation copy of the book has been published by Aras agency in 2005.
Rohat was born in 1954 in Qars province in Turkey. He has graduated in psychology department at Ankara University. And then he left Turkey and went to Sweden.
“Istanbul; Biggest Kurdish City”
Regards to its geographical location, Istanbul was collected diverse nations and people. Some visited foe behalf of find jobs, some other due to commercial purposes and some others visited to be immigrants there. According to 1498 census, three villages: Danshmilu, Tepeviran, and Ishqli” inside city center were locations of more than three hundred and Eighty two persons. This was despite the number of the village of “Yaila” which is not well known the number of Kurds there. After conquer of Istanbul by Sultan “Mohamad Fatih” in 1453, the demography of the city was completely changed.
Obligatory transfer Kurds to Istanbul
Some of Kurds of Istanbul who are living in Istanbul are faced obligatory migration, particularly those leaders who participated in revolutions and uprisings. Therefore, the Turkish authority obliged them to go to Istanbul as war captives. These captives include religious supermen and ordinary people as well. Additionally, some of Kurds of Istanbul were could not be able to stay there, and then by the Istanbul authorities obliged them to go to other countries.
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