Ethnic Conflict and the Kurds

@article{Harris1977EthnicCA,
  title={Ethnic Conflict and the Kurds},
  author={George S. Harris},
  journal={The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  year={1977},
  volume={433},
  pages={112 - 124}
}
  • G. Harris
  • Published 1 September 1977
  • Political Science
  • The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
The Kurds seem further from autonomy or independence today than in the past. In part, the cause lies in their disunity in language, religious behavior, and es pecially tribal structure. The division of their core area among Turkey, Iran, and Iraq after the First World War assured Kurdish nationalism major opponents. In Turkey, the govern ment has attempted to deny the very existence of Kurds as a separate people. While Kurdish leaders can exploit the multi-party system to establish local power… 

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