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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (1): 99–116.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Spyridon Plakoudas By June 2016, the Kurds of Syria (just 12 percent of the country's total population) controlled almost all of the 822-kilometer Turkish-Syrian border and advanced against Manbij and Raqqa — the Islamic State's resupply center and capital, respectively. How did the Syrian Kurds...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (4): 17–35.
Published: 01 December 2007
... to the Iraq Project and Back Again? Kurds and Turks after the 22 July 2007 Elections Robert Olson I argue in this essay that the Kurdish question was the dominant political issue in Turkey’s politics from January 2007 to the parliamentary...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (2): 138–141.
Published: 01 June 2009
...C. Edward Dillery Metin Heper: The State and Kurds in Turkey: The Question of Assimilation . New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. 249 pages. ISBN 13:978-0-333-64628-1 (hbk). $84.95. Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2009 C. Edward Dillery is a retired US Foreign Service officer who served...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (1): 114–117.
Published: 01 March 2011
...C. Edward Dillery Metin Heper: The State and Kurds in Turkey: The Question of Assimilation . Houndsmill, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. 249 pages. ISBN-13 978-0-333-64628-1, ISBN-10 0-333-64628-2. $84.95 (hbk). Copyright 2011 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2011...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2005) 16 (4): 77–89.
Published: 01 December 2005
..., “Are the Kurds an Obstacle to Turkey’s Accession to the European Union?” Paper presented at the EU Seminar, fall 2003, at www.meditagenda.com/ Journal/Are%20the%20Kurds%20an%20Obstacle%20to%. 2. In June 1993, the Copenhagen European Council recognized the right of the countries of Cen- tral and Eastern...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (2): 99–121.
Published: 01 June 2008
... benefit of its Kurdish and other minorities. For the PKK again to resort to ter- rorism was seen as impeding Turkey’s EU negotiations and therefore threat- ening the Kurdish people’s recent gains. Several conspiracy theories were offered to explain the PKK’s intentions. Some anti-PKK Kurds accused...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (4): 22–31.
Published: 01 December 2009
... privately, that cover story often disappears. With the Kurdish population, there is seldom even the pretense of an allegiance to Iraq. Media interviews and opinion surveys show overwhelming majorities in favor of full-fledged independence.3 Although the Kurds have not proclaimed an independent...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Metin Heper: The State and Kurds in Turkey: The Question of Assimilation. Houndsmill, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. 249 p a g e s . I S B N - 1­ 3 9 7 8 - 0­ - 3­ 3 3 - 6­ 4 6 2 8 - 1­ , I S B N - 1­ 0 0 - 3­ 3 3 - 6­ 4 6 2 8 - 2­ . $ 8 4 . 9 5 (hbk). Reviewed by C...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (2): 141–144.
Published: 01 June 2009
... Reviews Metin Heper: The State and Kurds in Turkey: The Question of Assimila- tion. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. 249 pages. ISBN 13:978-0- 333-64628-1 (hbk). $84.95. Reviewed by C. Edward Dillery. Metin Heper is professor of politics and dean of the Faculty of Economics, Administra- tive...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (1): 48–72.
Published: 01 March 2006
... elections in the eighteen provinces (muhafaza) of Iraq and for the Kurdish parliament in the three provinces under the control of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) as well as a referendum among the Kurds in the Kurdish-controlled region on whether...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (3): 101–104.
Published: 01 September 2006
... for a market, preferably a national market,” an apt description, he says, of Kurdish nationalism in northern Iraq today, or “Kurdistan- Iraq” in this study. The dynamics of Kurdish politics in occupied Iraq come primarily from three actors, the Kurds, Turkey, and the United States, with the Kurds...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (3): 104–108.
Published: 01 September 2006
... actors, the Kurds, Turkey, and the United States, with the Kurds themselves divided, not very rigidly it appears, between those involved in nationalistic aspiration (goats) and those looking at national autonomy/independence from an economic per- spective (butchers). This book examines...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (3): 108–110.
Published: 01 September 2006
... nationalism in northern Iraq today, or “Kurdistan- Iraq” in this study. The dynamics of Kurdish politics in occupied Iraq come primarily from three actors, the Kurds, Turkey, and the United States, with the Kurds themselves divided, not very rigidly it appears, between those involved in nationalistic...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (1): 33–41.
Published: 01 March 2008
... and Turkey find themselves looking at quite different short-term solutions to the volatility of the region and are increasingly at loggerheads over policy visvis Kurd-dominated northern Iraq. Both the United States and Turkey regard the PKK as an international terrorist group and agree...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2005) 16 (4): 140–142.
Published: 01 December 2005
... implies that, at least for the time being, the contributors think that a “unifi ed” Iraq would best serve the interests of the peoples of Iraq, especially the Kurds, and implicitly the geopolitical and geostrategic interests of the United States and Europe as well as Middle East states...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2005) 16 (4): 142–145.
Published: 01 December 2005
... implies that, at least for the time being, the contributors think that a “unifi ed” Iraq would best serve the interests of the peoples of Iraq, especially the Kurds, and implicitly the geopolitical and geostrategic interests of the United States and Europe as well as Middle East states...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2005) 16 (4): 145–148.
Published: 01 December 2005
... implies that, at least for the time being, the contributors think that a “unifi ed” Iraq would best serve the interests of the peoples of Iraq, especially the Kurds, and implicitly the geopolitical and geostrategic interests of the United States and Europe as well as Middle East states...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (4): 13–45.
Published: 01 December 2006
..., such as Israel’s polices toward the Kurds of Iraq and the trans- national aspects of the Kurdish question, including the challenge of Kurdish nationalism in Turkey, would be undertaken at some risk of damage to its military, economic, and trade relationship with Israel and, hence, with Amer- ican Jews...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Quarterly: Winter 2013 Carpenter: Tangled Web  3 (also about 10 – 12 percent); Druze (about 6 percent); and various, mostly Sunni, ethnic minorities, primarily Kurds and Armenians. The Alawite Assad family has based its...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (1): 42–62.
Published: 01 March 2008
...-five-member Governing Council, which represented a mix of Iraqi society, with his appointments including thirteen Shiites, five Sunnis, five Kurds, one Christian, and one Turkman.21 Their task was to draw up a demo- cratic plan for Iraq in six to eight months. Throughout his brief tenure...