Kurdish Politics in Turkey: From the PKK to the KCK

1st Edition

Seevan Saeed

Routledge
Published September 19, 2016
Reference - 154 Pages
ISBN 9781138195295 - CAT# Y227154
Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

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Summary

In the aftermath of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the Kurds were promised their own state. However, several factors meant that this dream never became a reality, and the land of the Kurds was divided. Amid a sense of a loss of identity, the Kurds started to fight for their social and political rights.

‘Kurdish Politics in Turkey’ argues that the Kurdish struggle has largely been a failure, and that the emergence of the Unions of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK) has been a direct result of this. The book examines the success of the KCK and how it has transformed this Kurdish struggle in Turkey from a one-dimensional political movement, to a multi-dimensional social movement.

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