THE IDEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL ROOTS OF THE KURDIST MOVEMENTS IN TURKEY: ETHNICITY, DEMOGRAPHY, AND POLITICS

@article{Lainer2004THEIA,
  title={THE IDEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL ROOTS OF THE KURDIST MOVEMENTS IN TURKEY: ETHNICITY, DEMOGRAPHY, AND POLITICS},
  author={Sedat Laçiner and İhsan Engin Bal},
  journal={Nationalism and Ethnic Politics},
  year={2004},
  volume={10},
  pages={473 - 504}
}
  • S. Laçiner, İ. Bal
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Nationalism and Ethnic Politics
The Partia Karkare Kurdistan, or the Workers Party of Kurdistan (PKK) campaign of violence has cost Turkey about 30,000 lives and billions of dollars. In 20 years the organization made great efforts to create a Kurdish nation and to establish a separate state. However the lack of popular support forced the PKK to shift its policies. In fact the PKK movement is no exception. All Kurdist movements in Turkey's history have failed. This article looks at the reasons of this failure. According to the… 

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