Kurdish Politics in Turkey : From the PKK to the KCK, Hardback Book

Kurdish Politics in Turkey : From the PKK to the KCK Hardback

Part of the Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics series


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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.