Down but not out? The Kurds in international politics

  title={Down but not out? The Kurds in international politics},
  author={Louise Fawcett},
  journal={Review of International Studies},
  pages={109 - 118}
  • Louise Fawcett
  • Published 1 January 2001
  • Political Science
  • Review of International Studies
The capacity of the Kurds—a scattered, divided and stateless people—to make headline news never ceases to astonish. Perhaps most sensational were the extraordinary events early in 1999 which accompanied the seizure in Kenya and subsequent extradition to Turkey of Abdullah Ocalan, leader of the Kurdish Workers Party, with its now familiar acronym, the PKK. Ocalan's arrest, and his sentencing to death by a Turkish court in June 1999, are only the most recent in a series of Kurdish-related events… 


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