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Komara Agiriyê
Republic of Ararat



Capital Not specified
Language(s) Kurdish
Religion Sunni Islam
Government Republic
 - Independence Declared 1927
 - Turks establish control
 - Leaders executed 1930

The Republic of Ararat was a self-proclaimed Kurdish state. It was located in the east of modern Turkey, being centred on Ağrı Province. (Ağrı, the name of the province, is the Kurdish name for Ararat.)

The Republic of Ararat led by Khoybun (Found by Kurds and Armenians) party declared independence in 1927, during a wave of rebellion among Kurds in south-eastern Turkey. The Ağrı rebellion was led by General İhsan Nuri Pasha. In October 1927, a village near Mount Ararat was designated as the provisional capital of Kurdistan. Khoybun made appeals to the Great Powers and the League of Nations, and also sent messages to other Kurds in Iraq and Syria to ask for co-operation.[1]

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  1. ^ Edmonds, C.J. (1971). "Kurdish Nationalism". Journal of Contemporary History 6 (1): 91. doi:10.1177/002200947100600105. 


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