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The Kurdish Nationalist Movement in the 1990s (Paperback)
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The Kurdish Nationalist Movement in the 1990s (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 31/10/1996
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The Kurds are the fourth largest ethnic group in the Middle East, numbering between twenty and twenty five million. Approximately fifteen million live in contiguous regions of Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and Syria, an area that they call Kurdistan, yet they do not have a country of their own. Formal attempts to establish such a state were crushed by the larger and more powerful countries in the region after both world wars. But the Gulf war, the Iran-Iraq war, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the end of the cold war have worked to reinvigorate a Kurdish nationalist movement. The movement is a powderkeg waiting to explode. With the majority of Kurds living within its borders, no country faces this threat more squarely than Turkey. And because of Turkey's concept of a unified, cohesive nationhood - in which the existence of ethnic minorities is not acknowledged - these tensions are more difficult to manage in Turkey than elsewhere.

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813108964
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 230 x 154 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Readers struggling to understand the renewed presence of U.S. Cruise missiles and B-52s in the skies over Iraq... and willing to invest time and effort to achieve a better grasp of this complex and troubled region will find useful data and insights here." -- Booklist


"The Kurdish question is poisoning the body-politic of the whole country." -- Middle East International


"An invaluable briefing on one of the Middle East's most complex, enduring, and tragic conflicts." -- Midwest Book Review


"Accomplishes what we cannot do in this country and which will cause eyebrows to be raised in official circles." -- Milliyet


"The book's essays are not only informative but impressive." -- Perspectives on Political Science

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