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Double squeeze on educational development: land inequality and ethnic conflict in Southeastern Turkey

  title={Double squeeze on educational development: land inequality and ethnic conflict in Southeastern Turkey},
  author={Cem Oyvat and Hasan Tekg{\"u}ç},
This paper examines two structural factors that have restricted educational development in Southeastern Turkey: land inequality and ethnic fractionalization/conflict. Until recently a semi-feudal structure persisted in the region with politically and economically powerful tribal leaders and large landowners called agas. At the same time, the region has been the site of an ethnic conflict, which has been ongoing as an armed insurgency for over 30 years between Kurdish insurgents and the Turkish… Expand
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  • 2009
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