Kurds and the State Option Politique étrangère, Vol. 79, No. 2, Summer 2014
The Kurds in Iraq occupy what is practically a state. The Syrian civil war has resulted in the autonomization of the country’s Kurdish population. To Kurdish advantage, the JDP’s (Justice and Development Party – Turkey) ambiguous policy has cleared a new political space in Turkey.
The development of entities that are almost states has not, however, led to the constitution of a unique political space. It remains fragile and divides Kurds into separate zones just as much as it unites them through a common political goal.
Article published in Politique étrangère, Vol. 79, No. 2, Summer 2014