Ethnic Kurds in Turkey: A Demographic Study

  title={Ethnic Kurds in Turkey: A Demographic Study},
  author={Servet Mutlu},
  journal={International Journal of Middle East Studies},
  pages={517 - 541}
  • S. Mutlu
  • Published 1 November 1996
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
It would scarcely be an overstatement to say that the realism of the political demands of an ethnic group within a polity is largely determined first by size, both absolute and relative to other groups, and second by its geographical distribution. The current demands ranging from autonomy to independence by some Kurds in Turkey are no exception to the rule; hence their number and geographic pattern deserve careful study. 

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