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Kurdish Politics in Turkey

From the PKK to the KCK, 1st Edition

By Seevan Saeed


154 pages

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In the aftermath of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the Kurds were promised their own state. However, several factors meant that this dream never became a reality, and the land of the Kurds was divided. Amid a sense of a loss of identity, the Kurds started to fight for their social and political rights.

‘Kurdish Politics in Turkey’ argues that the Kurdish struggle has largely been a failure, and that the emergence of the Unions of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK) has been a direct result of this. The book examines the success of the KCK and how it has transformed this Kurdish struggle in Turkey from a one-dimensional political movement, to a multi-dimensional social movement.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Historical Background of Kurdish Nationalism 3. Down to Turkey: Overview of the PKK and the KCK 4. The KCK: The Beginnings of the Transformation 5. The KCK: Democratic Autonomy and the Road Map, the Projects of the Transformation 6. The KCK: The Outcomes of the Transformation Conclusion

About the Author

Seevan Saeed is a lecturer in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, United Kingdom

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

This series is concerned with recent political developments in the region. It will have a range of different approaches and include both single authored monographs and edited volumes covering issues such as international relations, foreign intervention, security, political Islam, democracy, ideology and public policy.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies