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Record number 405784
Title Fruitless Attempts? The Kurdish Initiative and Containment of the Kurdish Movement in Turkey
Author(s) Casier, M.; Jongerden, J.P.; Walker, N.
Source New Perspectives on Turkey 2011 (2011)44. - ISSN 1305-3299 - p. 103 - 111.
Department(s) Rural Sociology
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) security
Abstract Following the victory of the Kurdish party DTP (Demokratik Toplum Partisi, Democratic Society Party) in Turkey’s southeastern provinces in the local elections of March 2009, Turkey witnessed the AKP (Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi, Justice and Development Party) government’s Kurdish initiative, the closure of the victorious Kurdish party, and waves of arrests of Kurdish activists and politicians. This rush of action constituted a renewed effort to contain and roll back the political and societal influence of the Kurdish movement. But what is it exactly that the government and the state were attempting to contain, and why? This article considers the recent moves of the ruling AKP, the judiciary, and the Turkish Armed Forces in regard to the “Kurdish problem” in Turkey’s southeast, interpreting them as different responses to the regional success of the Kurdish movement
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