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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • May 11, 1949

    Kurdish Activities in Lebanon

    The Journalist Informer describes Ṣalaḥ al-Dīn al-Ḥaj's visit to Beirut from Damascus, his meeting at the Russian Legation with Mr. Pisrenko and his involvement with the Kurdish party and independence movement in Syria.

  • June 18, 1949

    Project against the Kurds

    Report on Russian efforts to gather intelligence on Anglo-American activities related to Kurdish political parties in the Middle East.

  • June 30, 1949

    Russian Interest in the Kurds

    The Journalist Informer reports Russia's continued interest in Kurdish actions in Syria, provides information on recent Kurdish activity.

  • July 16, 1949

    Kurdish Activities

    Report on a meeting of Iraqi Kurds in Beirut to discuss the Kurdish movement in Azerbaijan.

  • July 26, 1949

    Kurdish Youth Society

    Report on the Kurdish organization Khūybūn [Xoybûn].

  • August 18, 1949

    Kurdish Activities against Turkey

    Report regarding the distribution of posters by a new Kurdish party in eastern Turkey.

  • 1950

    Kurdish Communist Activities

    A list of the Kurdish organizations involved in Communism, names of Kurdish communists and numbers of Kurds in the Communist Party in the Jazeera region.

  • 1951

    The Kurds and the Russians

    Document describes the development of the Kurdish nationalist movement in northern Syria and its links to the Soviet Union and Communist Party.

  • January 07, 1951

    Kurdish Conference in Baku

    Report on a conference of Kurds in Baku convened to organize various Kurdish independence efforts.

  • 1960

    The Kurds in Al Jazeera

    Report on a coup plot against Turkish Prime Minister Adnan Menderes, Kurdish activities in al-Jazeera and Soviet interest in Kurdish activities.