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The Kurdish Question in Turkey: New Perspectives on Violence, Representation and Reconciliation

Social science


by
Cengiz Gunes (Editor) and Welat Zeydanlioglu (Editor)

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 2.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


Almost three decades have passed since political violence erupted in?Turkey’s south-eastern regions, where the majority of?Turkey’s approximately 20 million Kurds live. In 1984, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) initiated an insurgency which intensified in the following decades and continues to this day. Kurdish regions in?Turkey?were under military rule for more than a decade and the conflict has cost the lives of 45,000 people, including soldiers, guerrillas and civilians. The complex issue of the Kurdish Question in Turkey is subject to comprehensive examination in this book.

This interdisciplinary edited volume brings together chapters by social theorists, political scientists, social anthropologists, sociologists, legal theorists and ethnomusicologists to provide new?perspectives?on this internationally significant issue. It elaborates on the complexity of the Kurdish question and examines the?subject matter?from a number of innovative?angles.

Considering historical, theoretical and political aspects of the Kurdish question in depth and raising issues that have not been discussed sufficiently in existing literature, this book is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of Nationalism and Conflict, Turkish Politics and Middle Eastern politics more broadly.

Almost three decades have passed since political violence erupted in?Turkey’s south-eastern regions, where the majority of?Turkey’s approximately 20 million Kurds live. In 1984, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) initiated an insurgency which intensified in the following decades and continues to this day. Kurdish regions in?Turkey?were under military rule for more than a decade and the conflict has cost the lives of 45,000 people, including soldiers, guerrillas… (more)

Almost three decades have passed since political violence erupted in?Turkey’s south-eastern regions, where the majority of?Turkey’s approximately 20 million Kurds live. In 1984, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) initiated an insurgency which intensified in the following decades and continues to this day. Kurdish regions in?Turkey?were under military rule for more than a decade and the conflict has cost the lives of 45,000 people, including soldiers, guerrillas and civilians. The complex issue of the Kurdish Question in Turkey is subject to comprehensive examination in this book.

This interdisciplinary edited volume brings together chapters by social theorists, political scientists, social anthropologists, sociologists, legal theorists and ethnomusicologists to provide new?perspectives?on this internationally significant issue. It elaborates on the complexity of the Kurdish question and examines the?subject matter?from a number of innovative?angles.

Considering historical, theoretical and political aspects of the Kurdish question in depth and raising issues that have not been discussed sufficiently in existing literature, this book is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of Nationalism and Conflict, Turkish Politics and Middle Eastern politics more broadly.

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