The Kurdish Movement in Turkey
Between Political Differentiation and Violent Confrontation
The last years of Turkish politics have been tumultuous, yet the reemergence of the Kurdish crisis in Turkey has not garnered much international political attention. The region has returned to open war with thousands of casualties and mass repression of Kurdish politicians and activists. The little information, which emerges from this deeply complicated political environment, is often confusing for international audiences. This report sheds some light on the contemporary Kurdish movement by outlining the origins and political objectives of the main actors: the institutional political parties and the insurgent movement, the PKK.
O'Connor, Francis (2017): The Kurdish Movement in Turkey. Between Political Differentiation and Violent Confrontation, PRIF Report No. 147, Frankfurt/M.