Due to the lack of a constitutional status of the Kurdish language in Northern Kurdistan and Turkey as well as to political pressures and obstacles, Kurdish people are denied the right to have an education in their mother tongue.
Therefore, the majority of Kurds in Northern Kurdistan and in Turkey cannot read or write in their own language. Likewise, some Kurds do not know their language whatsoever for reasons stemming from the assimilationist policies carried out systematically by the Turkish State. Due to the existing situation, the Kurdish language is ever less spoken at homes and outside.
Unless this trend is obviated and turned around, the Kurdish language will fall into an endangered state both in Northern Kurdistan and in Turkey. So as to raise an awareness of this state of affairs, the Kurdish Research Association undertakes and conducts such activities as organising conferences, panels, seminars and workshops, teaching how to read and write in Kurdish as well as workshops of teaching Kurdish, and publishing and supporting publications in Kurdish language.