is a neologism, coined after
" , used to describe a
cultural change in which something ethnically non-Kurdish
is made to become Kurdish , usually
in polemic contexts of post-Saddam Iraq
particular in relation to Assyrian
and Iraqi Turkmen
.Kurds in the north have also tried to kurdify Shabaks
, to gain more territory and claim the
Shabaks as being Kurds.
- "Overcrowding and Kurdification threaten Christians
in northern Iraq" (AsiaNews, October 2007)
- A. Bazzaz, turkmen.nl "The Kurdification procedure was
soon implemented by the Kurdish leadership after toppling Saddam
down in April 2003"
- Park, Bill, The Kurds and post-Saddam political
arrangements in Iraq The Adelphi Papers (2005), Taylor &
Francis: "The Kurds, who are intent on the further ‘Kurdification’
of Kirkuk before any census is held"
- Park, Bill, Iraqi scenarios, The Adelphi Papers,
Volume 45, Number 374, May 2005 , pp. 49-66
- PKK Iran - Strategic Comments, 2004 -
informaworld.com "recent months Turkish intelligence has begun
to report Turcoman frustration with Ankara’s failure to prevent the
increasing ‘Kurdification’ of northern Iraq"