Posts Tagged ‘iran’

Ethnic identity in Iran

Ethnic identity in Iran by Richard Frye

Politicization of the background of Nizami Ganjavi

Full text Article PDF version Politicization of the background of Nizami Ganjavi: Attempted de-Iranization of a historical Iranian figure by the USSR By Dr. Ali Doostzadeh (In memory of Vladimir Minorsky and Nowruzali Mohammadzadeh) Note 1: The article believes that Nizami Ganjavi despite his Iranic background, culture and contribution to Iranian civilization, and being a […]

Response to Pan-Turkist Manipulation of the Demographics of Iran

Main Article Recently, pan-Turkist groups have been exaggerating the number of Turkic speakers and giving false statistics to different sites. They claim that in 2008, there are 20,25, 30, 35,40 45 million Turkic speakers in Iran (depending on which pan-Turkist site one looks at)! Note the total population of Iran was 70 million in 2008. […]