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Turkey's Kurdish Question : Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict (Paperback) - Henri J. Barkey

Turkey's Kurdish Question

Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 28th April 1998
ISBN: 9780847685530
Number Of Pages: 264

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The Kurds, one of the oldest ethnic groups in the Middle East, are reasserting their identity--politically and through violence. Divided mainly among Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria, the Kurds have posed increasingly sharp challenges to all of these states in their quest for greater autonomy if not outright independence. Turkey's essentially democratic structure and civil society_ideal tools for coping with and incorporating minority challenge_have so far been suspended on this issue, which the government is treating almost exclusively as a security problem to be dealt with by force. For the West the situation in Turkey is particularly significant because of the country's importance in the region and because of the economic, political, and diplomatic damage that the conflict has caused. If Turkey fails to find a peaceful solution within its current borders, then the outlook is grim for ethnic and separatist challenges elsewhere in the region. This study explores the roots, dimensions, character, and evolution of the problem, offers a range of approaches to a resolution of the conflict, and draws broader parallels between the Kurdish question and other separatist movements worldwide.

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This is a first-class analysis of Turkey's continuing Kurdish problem.--Erwin C. Hargrove, Vanderbilt University "Political Science Quarterly "

Introduction: Why Turkey Mattersp. 1
Origins of the Problem: The Roots of Kurdish Nationalismp. 5
Enter the PKKp. 21
The Building of Kurdish National Consciousnessp. 61
The Kurdish Issue in Turkish Public Opinionp. 97
Turkish Government Policies in the Southeastp. 133
The Kurds and Turkish Foreign Policyp. 157
Toward a Solution of the Kurdish Problemp. 179
Conclusionp. 221
Indexp. 225
About the Authorsp. 239
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ISBN: 9780847685530
ISBN-10: 0847685535
Series: Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 28th April 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.06 x 15.29  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.41