Halabja: In the Golden Days

by Gulan

An online magazine celebrating the history and culture of Halabja.


Halabja, in Iraqi Kurdistan, is known mainly because of the terrible chemical weapons attack in 1988 by Saddam Hussein’s regime as part of the ‘Anfal’ campaign of persecution. This has overshadowed Halabja’s peaceful and illustrious past when it was called the ‘city of poets’.


This online publication, brought together by Gulan through historical research and interviews with past and current residents, is a celebration of life in Halabja before the attack.


Click here to see Halabja: In The Golden Days


Gulan promotes what is best in the culture of the Kurdish people. Its objective is to help sustain the sense of Kurdish identity and to preserve the heritage of Kurdistan for the benefit of people of all cultures and identities. It respects all people, cultures and faiths.

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