The Greek Ministry of Culture released a statement saying that a new decision has been made regarding Kurdish literary works.
It is reported that a special department is to be opened for Kurdish books and thousands of books authored by Kurdish writers will be included in the National Library of Greece in accordance with this decision.
The National Library of Greece located in downtown Athens hosts several outstanding treasures of Greece’s printed heritage and contains more than a million works, including rare books and handwritten manuscripts dating from 9th to the 19th centuries.
The library was founded by the first head of state of independent Greece, Ioannis Kapodistrias, and is in a neoclassical building built by the Danish architect Theophil Freiherr von Hansen, who also built the Academy of Athens. The idea proposed in 1824 to found a library became a reality after Greece obtained its independence from the Ottomans in 1829.
The Kurdish Institute in Paris maintains the largest Kurdish Library in the western world so far. This library contains over 10,000 monographs about the Kurds, in 25 languages, tens of thousands of published documents as well as audio archives and music recordings.
The Institute has digitized a thousand books related to Kurds and the Middle East general with the Kurdish Digital Library (BNK) project to make the Kurdish cultural heritage available as digital data.