The Kurdish Question and Turkey: An Example of a Trans-State Ethnic Conflict

  title={The Kurdish Question and Turkey: An Example of a Trans-State Ethnic Conflict},
  author={Kemal. Kirişci and Gareth M. Winrow},
Kirisci and Winrows courageous and timely account is unquestionably the single most important study to date on the intricacies and difficulties of Turkey"s Kurdish question." Henri J. Barkey, Lehigh University, Middle East Quarterly "a strong contribution to the field, essential for study by any serious student of Kurdish affairs and contemporary Turkish studies" The Turkish Studies Association Bulletin "Kirisci and Winrow"s book should be purchased by all university, college, and large urban… Expand
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