kurds Archive

  • Turkey and the Kurds: Charting the End of a Peace Process

    Turkey and the Kurds: Charting the End of a Peace Process

    Turkey’s fragile Kurdish peace process, which has been in place with varying levels of success since 2009, effectively ended in June 2015, when both sides resumed hostilities. Since then, hundreds of people — civilians, Turkish soldiers and Kurdish fighters —have been killed, a level of violence that has destabilised the country and strengthened the resolve […]

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  • Transnational Kurdish Geopolitics After 2014

    Transnational Kurdish Geopolitics After 2014

    SCHRÖDINGER’S KURDS: TRANSNATIONAL KURDISH GEOPOLITICS IN THE AGE OF SHIFTING BORDERS Journal of International Affairs, Spring/Summer 2016, Vol. 69, No. 2. Abstract As the Middle East goes through one of its most historic, yet painful episodes, the fate of the region’s Kurds have drawn substantial interest. Transnational Kurdish awakening—both political and armed—has attracted unprecedented global […]

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  • Kürt meselesi nasıl tanımlanır?

    Kürt meselesi nasıl tanımlanır?

    AKP’nin önayak olduğu, toplumun farklı kesimleri ile görüşme, fikir alma ve uzlaşı arama politikası, bazı muhalefet üyeleri tarafından zikredildiği gibi ‘alıştırma politikasının bir parçası’ değil, Kürt açılımı dahilinde ortaya çıkacak siyasi tezahürlerin ne olacağı hakkında varılacak toplumsal uzlaşının bir parçasıdır Yorum / 28/08/2009 H. AKIN ÜNVER Kürt açılımı olarak tanımlanan inisiyatifin sıkça tartışıldığı şu günlerde, […]

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  • Post-PKK Operations: Will Turkey Change Its Attitude toward Iran and Syria?

    Post-PKK Operations: Will Turkey Change Its Attitude toward Iran and Syria?

    Since the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003, the absence of U.S. action toward the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) presence in northern Iraq has been driving a wedge between Turkey and the United States. Meanwhile, Turkey’s ties with Iran and Syria, which analysts characterized as “cold if occasionally cordial” in the 1990s, have […]

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  • Iraqi Kurds and the Turkish-Iraqi Memorandum against the PKK

    Iraqi Kurds and the Turkish-Iraqi Memorandum against the PKK

    On August 7, Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki and Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Ankara against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Although the PKK, based in northern Iraq, is on the U.S. State Department’s list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations, lack of action against the group by Washington […]

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  • July 2007 Turkish Elections: Winners and Fault Lines

    July 2007 Turkish Elections: Winners and Fault Lines

    In the wake of a May 2007 presidential election crisis and subsequent political stalemate — punctuated by massive public rallies and intervention by both the judiciary and the military — Turkey called for early parliamentary elections to be held in July 2007. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), which consolidated its hold on various […]

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