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2014
Politique étrangère Articles from Politique Etrangère
Hamit BOZARSLAN

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.

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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

 

Keywords
Kurdish Issue States Crisis Iraq Kurdistan Syria Turkey