FROM A HISTORICAL PROBLEM TO AN INTERNATIONAL ISSUE KURDISH QUESTION AND TURKEY
TARİHSEL BİR SORUNDAN ULUSLARARASI BİR MESELEYE KÜRT MESELESİ VE TÜRKİYE

Author : Taner ZORBAY
Number of pages : 457-492

Abstract

In our study about the Kurdish question, one of the long lasting issues of Turkey, firstly the historical background is given, so the reasons behind it were tried to be pointed out. In our study, the development of the official approach is examined. The denial of Kurdish identity is given, following this looking at the issues as a religious backwardness is examined. Afterwards, the official approach of rebellion of tribes and rebels is covered. Then, the approaches of the issues as intervention of outsiders or foreign states and Kurds being as enemy are being examined. Finally, the approach of seeing issue as an economic problem is covered in our study. On the second part of our study, within the existing solution proposals, Turkish and Kurdish nationalist approaches, Islamic approach as well as other political parties and actors are examined. Moreover, the European Parliament, which is always an important actor of the issue, and its approach is examined through its regular reports regarding the issue. So that an outside approach is also tried to be covered within our study. Our study ends with a general review and the clues of why and how this issue in any case should be solved.

Keywords

Kurdish Question, Official Approach, Nationalism, the European Parliament, the Solution Proposals

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