Five stages of the construction of Kurdish nationalism in Turkey

  title={Five stages of the construction of Kurdish nationalism in Turkey},
  author={M. Hakan Yavuz},
  journal={Nationalism and Ethnic Politics},
  pages={1 - 24}
  • M. Yavuz
  • Published 1 September 2001
  • Sociology
  • Nationalism and Ethnic Politics
The construction and politicization of Kurdish ethno‐nationalism in Turkey evolved in five stages. The state's policies are the determinant factors in the evolution and modulation of the Kurdish ethno‐nationalism. Each stage examines the state‐society relations and the way in which the Kurdish identity has been framed. The article argues that the major reason for the politicization of Kurdish cultural identity is the shift from multi‐ethnic, multi‐cultural realities of the Ottoman empire to the… 
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