Kurds in France
|Regions with significant populations|
|Kurdish, French, (some knowledge of Turkish, Arabic and Persian)|
|Majority Sunni Islam|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Iranian people (Yazidis, Zazas)|
In France, Kurdish immigrant workers from Turkey first arrived in the second half of the 1960s. Thousands of Kurdish refugees and political refugees fled from Turkey during the 1970s and onward, from Iraq and Iran during the 1980s and 1990s, and from Syria especially during the Syrian Civil War.
In October 2014, Kurds in France and other European countries marched in protest over the ISIS offensive on the Syrian town of Ayn al-Arab, known in Kurdish as Kobani.