ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Kurdish officials sent their condolences to the family of Chris Kutschera, a French writer who recently passed away, highlighting his vital contribution to Kurdish history.
“I was very saddened to hear about the death of your husband, Chris Kutschera, a historian, and a great writer,” President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani recently wrote in a letter to Edith Kutschera.
Kutschera had written several books on the Kurds over the past decades, and published many articles in various newspapers.
“On behalf of myself and the people of the Kurdistan Region, I extend our condolences to you and all the relatives of Chris Kutschera,” Barzani stated. “He was a great friend of the Kurdish people. His writings and books had a significant role in introducing the Kurds to the world.”
He also highlighted and praised the role of Edith Kutschera in helping Chris publish his books and writings concerning crimes and atrocities committed against the Kurds.
The spokesperson of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Safeen Dizayee, also sent his condolences to the family of the French writer, stating Chris has "consistently supported the Kurdish revolution and the rights of the people in the Kurdistan Region."
"When the voice of Kurdistan people and its struggle was unknown to the world, he was a friend to the Kurds, informing the world through his writings and interviews about the suffering of the Kurdish people,” Dizayee continued. “Kurdistan lost a loyal friend with the loss of Kutschera.”
Editing by G.H. Renaud