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Kurdish politics in Turkey, from the PKK to the KCK, Seevan Saeed

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
General perspectives, key concepts, literature review and theoritical approaches -- Historical background of Kurdish nationalism -- Down to Turkey : overview of the PKK and the KCK --The KCK : the beginnings of the transformation -- The KCK : democratic autonomy and the road map : the projects of the transformation -- The KCK : the outcomes of the transformation
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (163 pages).
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Form Of Item

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