Why Religious People Support Ethnic Insurgency? Kurds, Religion and Support for the PKK

  title={Why Religious People Support Ethnic Insurgency? Kurds, Religion and Support for the PKK},
  author={Ekrem Karakoç and Zeki Sarigil},
  journal={Politics and Religion},
  pages={245 - 272}
Abstract This study challenges a dominant view that religion constrains the support for an ethnic insurgency. It argues that observing the discrepancy between religious brotherhood discourses of ethnic majority state and discrimination and inter-ethnic inequality in the social, political, and economic sphere as a result of the long-standing securitization of minority rights increase skepticism toward government among religious minorities. This long-term perception makes them receptive to the… 
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