Turkey's Military Victory over the PKK and Its Failure to End the PKK Insurgency

@article{KayhanPusane2015TurkeysMV,
  title={Turkey's Military Victory over the PKK and Its Failure to End the PKK Insurgency},
  author={{\"O}zlem Kayhan Pusane},
  journal={Middle Eastern Studies},
  year={2015},
  volume={51},
  pages={727 - 741}
}
This article explores the major reasons why Turkey could not end the PKK insurgency despite its military defeat in the late 1990s. It argues that Turkish governments have failed to sufficiently address two key aspects of their low-intensity conflict with the PKK, namely the fact that the PKK is not just a group of armed militants, but rather a complex insurgent organization and that it appeals to a large number of Kurds. Turkey's inability to definitively quell the PKK insurgency raises… 
Insisting on victory
In a COIN campaign, using the term victory, a military defeat of the enemy –in its classical definition– is highly problematic. A review of the Turkey-PKK conflict reveals that after Turkey’s pursuit
Insisting on victory: Victory versus success in limited and asymmetric wars
In a COIN campaign, using the term victory, a military defeat of the enemy –in its classical definition– is highly problematic. A review of the Turkey-PKK conflict reveals that after Turkey’s pursuit
Turkey’s Shift to Green Energy and Search for Hydrocarbons
Turkey is following as two-track policy in its energy policy. It is rapidly shifting to renewable energy in parallel with Energy Transformation as a medium-term policy objective, investing heavily in
Countering insurgency: Turkey’s policy toward the PKK’s transnational dynamics in Europe
ABSTRACT Insurgents often develop international connections and benefit from external assistance from a variety of sources. Support from diaspora communities has long been considered one of the
Expecting the Unexpected : The Marginal Effect of Unanticipated Terrorist Attacks on Foreign Direct Investment in Israel and Turkey
The paper examines if and to what to extent unanticipated terrorist attacks affect Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) net inflow in Israel and Turkey between 1975 and 2014. The paper utilises two new

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 52 REFERENCES
When democratization radicalizes: The Kurdish nationalist movement in Turkey
This article addresses a historical puzzle: Why did the insurgent PKK (Partiya Karkerên Kurdistan), which was militarily defeated, which renounced the goal of secession, and whose leader was under
Turkey''s Kurdish question: critical turning points and missed opportunities
The deteriorating Kurdish problem in Turkey is neither new nor is it beyond resolution. This article focuses on two sets of occasions that help us understand the dynamics and chances for the
Turkey's Kurds: A Theoretical Analysis of the PKK and Abdullah Ocalan
Introduction Part 1: Nationalism 1. Distilling the 'Mongrelized' Twin Concepts of Modernity 2. The Twilight of 'Communist Nationalism' 3. Kurds' Nationness and Nationalism in Modern Turkey Part 2:
Anatomy of a Successful COIN Operation: OEF-Philippines and the Indirect Approach
THE TERRORIST ATTACKS of 9/11 have ushered in a new era of counterinsurgency to deal with Al-Qaeda-linked insurgent and terrorist organizations. The U.S. military's initial success in Afghanistan, as
The vacillating PKK: Can it be resurrected?
Along with the dubious process of the autonomization of Iraqi Kurds, the future of the PKK remains at the top of the agenda of all concerned powers. This increasingly causes unease – for the US and
Modern Warfare: A French View of Counterinsurgency
Forward Introduction: A Portrait of the "Centurion" by Bernard B. Fall PART I. PREPARATION FOR WAR The need to Adapt Our Military Apparatus to Modern Warfare Modern Warfare Defined An Example of a
Terrorism and Development: Using Social and Economic Development to Inhibit a Resurgence of Terrorism
Abstract : This report examines social and economic development policies enacted by three countries-Israel, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom-to inhibit a resurgence of terrorist violence
How Democracies Lose Small Wars: State, Society, and the Failures of France in Algeria, Israel in Lebanon, and the United States in Vietnam
1. Introduction 2. Military superiority and victory in small wars: historical observations 3. The structural original of defiance: the middle-class, the marketplace of ideas, and the normative gap 4.
Five stages of the construction of Kurdish nationalism in Turkey
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
...
...