The Kurdish Issue in June 2011 Elections: Continuity or Change in Turkey's Democratization?

@article{atana2012TheKI,
  title={The Kurdish Issue in June 2011 Elections: Continuity or Change in Turkey's Democratization?},
  author={Nil Seda Şatana},
  journal={Turkish Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={13},
  pages={169 - 189}
}
  • N. S. Şatana
  • Published 1 June 2012
  • Political Science
  • Turkish Studies
This article analyzes the Kurdish issue in various aspects before the June 2011 elections. The main research questions include what constitutes the major grievances of the Kurds; how the ongoing conflict is framed as “Kurdish issue” versus a “terrorism problem” and how major political parties in Turkey approach the issue and its solution in their 2011 election manifestos and rallies. This article contributes the literature on the Kurdish issue in particular and Turkey's democratic consolidation… 

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