Turkish-Kurdish Relations and the European Union: An Unprecedented Shift in the Kemalist Paradigm?

@article{Moustakis2005TurkishKurdishRA,
  title={Turkish-Kurdish Relations and the European Union: An Unprecedented Shift in the Kemalist Paradigm?},
  author={Fotios Moustakis and Rudra Chaudhuri},
  journal={Mediterranean Quarterly},
  year={2005},
  volume={16},
  pages={77 - 89}
}
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