Norwegian-Kurdish TV News Announcer Siamak Nematpoor

By: Azad Karimi

when you study politics and study the philosophy and theory of it, you get a more clear picture of how societies are built and destroyed. This in turn makes you appreciate politics more as well as makes you more frustrated to some degree.



Norwegian-Kurdish TV News Announcer Siamak Nematpoor

By Azad Karimi


Oh! So I think this is my last interview in the International Interviews Cultural Project, which I started eleven months ago.

I need to congratulate all the people who participated in this interesting and very heavy and challenging project...


I would like to thank my dear friend Farrokh Nematpour, the editor-in-chief of the Qelam literary-cultural website, for helping to publish and maintain these valuable interviews, which are a global cultural archive.

Many thanks to my dear friend Laura Miller, who obsessively and carefully turned oral interviews into written texts... Laura and her husband Andrew are my dears and close friends from the United States.

Of course, she and Andrew are fans of my Dollma... Dollma is one of the famous dishes of the Middle East and, its recipe depends on the nature and taste of different ethnic groups ...

I can say about myself, my name is Azad Karimi a Kurdish novelist, journalist, and law graduate. I live in Norway but I was born in Saqez, a city in Kurdistan. Kurdistan is not a country but an old land in the heart of the Middle East... For various reasons, this land has not been able to achieve independence...This land is recorded in the Bible and in the history of Herodotus under the names of Medes and Parthians. Kurdistan is now part of Iran, Turkey, Iraq, and Syria. I was born in East Kurdistan, which is located on the political borders of Iran... My paternal ancestors lived around Sna(Sanandaj), but my mother's family is an old and historical family. My mother's lineage goes back to Mir Abdulaziz Djziri.

Mir Abdulaziz is the son of Slemaan Beg Botaani. He was the ruler of the Djzira-Botaan (Cizre) and its surrounding areas in 1330 AD.

Djzira-Botaan is now in northern Kurdistan on the political borders of Turkey.

The history of Kurdistan and its people, with all its failures and bitterness, is an interesting history and I am glad that the people of Kurdistan are still alive and well despite all the misery and oppression they have seen from the governments of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria and they fight for happiness, freedom, and progress.

I would love to do something for the people and my Kurdistan that crosses the borders of Persian, Arabic, and Turkish fascism and selfishness and introduces the name of Kurdistan and Kurd and the Kurdish language to the people of the world without violence, slogans, lies, and fantasies and on the other hand, I tried to introduce many artists, writers, and business owners from all over the world to the people of Kurdistan ...

Great God! Two hundred and thirty-five interviews from all over the world, with two hundred and thirty-five different topics, for the introduction on interviews... I am very thankful that God helped me to be able to do this ...

Enemies of Kurdistan's independence argue that Kurdistan has no access to the high seas, so it cannot be an independent state that can trade with the world, feed its own people, become an independent political entity, and own a position in United Nations.

But I proved that I can convey the message of the friendship of the Kurdish people to the world through these interviews without the use of ships and planes and without the permission of Turkey or Iran and another country and I was also able to introduce the representatives of many countries to the people of Kurdistan.

Thanks so much to Facebook for creating the free space to help me publish my interviews. Thanks to Norway for its freedom of expression and its beautiful democracy.

Congratulations to the logic of friendship and congratulations to our world that is our home. God bless the world and human society.

I dedicate this project to all those who believe in and strive for democracy, freedom, justice, peace, and prosperity, and social and human solidarity.

In many ways, this famous song by Frank Sinatra is the story of my life ... as if I have written the lyrics of this song ...


This journalism project is a gift also to the Belarusian journalist colleague Roman Dmitriyevich Protasevich who was arrested and imprisoned by dictator Alexander Lukashenko a few days ago.

In the end, I wish my dear Siamak happiness and success.


With honor, Azad Karimi




1- Please present yourself: Name, education, Civil status and...

. My name is Siamak Nematpoor. I am 24 years old. I have a bachelor's in Comparative Politics from the University of Bergen.


2-What is your artistic speciality?

. I wouldn't say I have an artistic specialty even though I do enjoy arts greatly. Such as books, music, films, and paintings.


3- When and how did you become interested in this field?

. However, I do enjoy writing and make music myself. I have always appreciated storytelling, which in many ways has been my biggest passion in life. For me, art and storytelling go hand in hand.


4- Who was your motivator?

.I don’t know if I have one motivator. But there are some musicians that inspire me in terms of their writing quality, such as J. Cole, an American artist.


5- What was your parent’s reaction?

.My father has always pushed me towards reading and writing as well, so much of the enjoyment I find in it has to do with him as well.


6- When did you become such as professional Graduated Politic?

.I started studying back in 2017. I chose Comparative Politics because social relations was always my favorite field of study as a kid. I finished my degree in 2020.


7- Are you thankful and happy because of your activities as Graduate in Comparative Politic?

.I am really happy with my degree because I loved the combination between theory and empirical cases. The professors were great and the subjects as well.


8- You are artist also; tell us please: what you think about Politics logic?

. I do consider myself a student of political philosophy however and as a student of politics, I have learned to appreciate the field as a  science.


9- How do you see the view about politics, culture?

. Most people’s relationships with politics are both distant and close; we have either chosen our leaders or been born into a system where our leaders took the power themselves. They do politics, with or without the consent of the people.


10- Can you become one part of the cultural movement for motivation in youth or new generations in your country and so on?

. However, when you study politics and study the philosophy and theory of it, you get a more clear picture of how societies are built and destroyed. This in turn makes you appreciate politics more as well as makes you more frustrated to some degree.


11- How can you help our world become a better place to live?

.As a child of immigrants, my hope is that other kids that have immigrated to Europe, can look at me and see that we can do just as well as children who were born into a life in peace and security, with families that have economic stability and resources. Even though we don’t have those same resources, success can be made. Through achieving your personal success, we can help the world become a better place to live in.


12- Have you more words to say or suggest for our readers?