Although the Kurdish people do not have their own nation, they number 35-million worldwide. It makes sense then that a group of Kurds has plans to apply for a Kurdish gTLD— either .kur or .kurd.
Like any group, Kurds have a right to a gTLD. My guess is one reasoning behind their seeking a gTLD is to make themselves look more legitimate, but it would also help link the broken-up ethnic group, too. The Kurdish people have long sought their own country.
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