THE RISE OF NATIONALISM AMONG IRANIAN AZERBAIJANIS: A STEP TOWARD IRAN'S DISINTEGRATION?

Author
Emil Souleimanov, Josef KRAUS, Kamil Pikal
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Middle East Review of International Affairs
Volume
17
Issue Number
1
Publication Date
Spring 2013
Institution
Global Research in International Affairs Center, Interdisciplinary Center
Abstract
The Islamic Republic of Iran is a country of multiple nationalities. Ethnic Persians account for approximately half of the total population. The remainder of the population consists of members of various ethnic groups of Turkic, Iranian, and Semitic origin, generally concentrated in a particular area. The exact number of these individual minorities and even of the Persian majority is unknown, since population censuses in Iran do not determine nationalities, but rather religious affiliation alone.
Political Geography
Iran, Turkey