Biography Who is Chopy? The regime of Saddam Hussein was powerful and barbaric toward its people and especially the Kurds, that Chopy, her little brother and her parents had to leave Kurdistan. Chopy left Kurdistan when she was only 3 years old. Far away from her own culture, language, population and all of her family (close relatives), Chopy didn’t forget where she came from, what her language and culture was. This was not possible without the help and support of her parents. Her parents did their best trying to help their children not to forget about Kurdistan. Chopy has been living in Holland for the past 16 years now with her parents and 2 brothers.