The middle east is a hot mess that was the product of essentially the breakdown of a mutli ethnic empire, the ottomans. The west basically used the newly emerging states in the middle east as pawns for their interests, for a long time Iran for britain and arabia for the USA (still the case today). The kurds basically ended up as the main casualty of “nation” states that replaced the ottoman empire afterwards, partially due to the fact that a chunk of ethnic kurdistan which was conquered is in turkey, a major military power still, even after the fall of the ottomans, and turkey is largely what stopped a kurdish state forming, along with the rest of the “nation” states in the middle east
I put “nation” states in qoutes here because most of these states built themselves off quite literal fictional ethnicities to justify themselves, a good and nutshell explanation of this is available here:
The most notable example being Iran which built itself off a “Aryan ethnicity” (not related to nazis, its just a translation from their language and saying Iranian). But in reality 40% of the country are not ethnically iranian(“aryan”).
In short, yes Kurds should be allowed freedom of determination, but it will never happen because it will weaken alot of states, not to mention much of the area of Kurdistan sits on oil, which basically means you need to dial a phone to america or russia to let you come into existence, and hope someone else didnt do that already for you.
Dont you just love imperialism?
part 2 is also awesome: