Civilian Victimization and the Politics of Information in the Kurdish Conflict in Turkey

  title={Civilian Victimization and the Politics of Information in the Kurdish Conflict in Turkey},
  author={Ceren Belge},
  journal={World Politics},
  pages={275 - 306}
  • C. Belge
  • Published 17 March 2016
  • Political Science
  • World Politics
During the 1990s, thousands of Kurdish settlements in Eastern Turkey were forcibly evacuated, resulting in the displacement of more than one million Kurdish villagers. This article examines why some villages survived while the populations of others were forcibly displaced. It also addresses the broader question of why particular groups of civilians become more vulnerable to coercion in the course of armed conflict, and how their vulnerability is shaped by the extent and quality of information… 
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