Why Aren't Kurds Like the Scots and the Turks Like the Brits?

  title={Why Aren't Kurds Like the Scots and the Turks Like the Brits?},
  author={Murat Somer},
  journal={Cooperation and Conflict},
  pages={220 - 249}
  • Murat Somer
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • Political Science
  • Cooperation and Conflict
By modelling and analysing Turkey's Kurdish question in light of democratic transition theories, the Scottish Case and recent developments, this article explains the lack of cooperation between the `moderate' Turkish majority and Kurdish actors pursuing peace and European Union membership. It analyses whether there may be more cooperation in the near future and discusses implications for theories of political moderation. A `most different case', Scotland, helps in explaining the Turkish case… Expand

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