Exaggerating and exploiting the Sheikh Said Rebellion of 1925 for political gains

  title={Exaggerating and exploiting the Sheikh Said Rebellion of 1925 for political gains},
  author={Hakan {\"O}zoğlu},
  journal={New Perspectives on Turkey},
  pages={181 - 210}
  • H. Özoğlu
  • Published 2009
  • Political Science
  • New Perspectives on Turkey
Abstract The religious and nationalist nature of the Sheikh Said Rebellion in 1925 has been debated by the scholars for decades. For the Kurdish nationalists the rebellion symbolized the Kurdish struggle for an independent state. For the Turkish state, it was another deception by Great Britain to stir up the region for its colonialist interests. Newly available sources in the US diplomatic archives raise the question of the Turkish government's fomentation and/or manipulation of the Sheikh Said… 
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