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Kurds and the Future of Turkey
     

Kurds and the Future of Turkey

by Michael M. Gunter
 

Since 1984, Turkey has suffered from an increasingly virulent guerrilla/terrorist insurgency led by the Partiya Karkaren Kurdistan (PKK), or Kurdistan Workers Party, headed by Abdullah Ocalan. By 1996, more than 20,000 people had been killed and another 2,000,000 displaced and 2,000 villages destroyed. At present, this crisis threatens to challenge the future of

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Since 1984, Turkey has suffered from an increasingly virulent guerrilla/terrorist insurgency led by the Partiya Karkaren Kurdistan (PKK), or Kurdistan Workers Party, headed by Abdullah Ocalan. By 1996, more than 20,000 people had been killed and another 2,000,000 displaced and 2,000 villages destroyed. At present, this crisis threatens to challenge the future of the country. Gunter analyzes the authoritarian tradition in Turkey and puzzles over the inability of Turkey to take the final steps toward democracy. He offers a solution that will allow the country to remain whole. Gunter's masterly analysis and proffered solution is necessary reading for anyone interested in Turkey and its troubling problem.

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Describes the guerilla/terrorist activities of the Kurdistan Workers Party, looks at the way the current Turkish government is dealing with the problem, and analyzes the role of the authoritarian tradition in the country. Traces the Kurdish struggle over the past five years, examines the roles of Syria, Iraq, and Western Europe, and offers a solution that will allow the country to remain whole. For those scholars, students, and general readers interested in world affairs and terrorism. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312172657
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.72(d)

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