Disarming, Demobilizing, and Reintegrating the Kurdistan Worker's Party

  title={Disarming, Demobilizing, and Reintegrating the Kurdistan Worker's Party},
  author={David L. Phillips},
  journal={American Foreign Policy Interests},
  pages={70 - 87}
  • D. Phillips
  • Published 18 April 2008
  • Political Science
  • American Foreign Policy Interests
Abstract This research report suggests strategies for disarming, demobilizing, and reintegrating (DDR) the Kurdistan Worker's party (PKK). To this end, it proposes measures that would enable the international community and the Kurdistan regional government (KRG) to increase pressure on the PKK. It also assesses the political and socioeconomic conditions that increase support for the PKK among Turkish Kurds. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey is under pressure to act decisively… 
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