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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (1): 33–41.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Philip Giraldi The US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 has resulted in a resurgence in Kurdish nationalism. There has also been a revival of the terrorist threat directed against Turkey coming from the Kurdistan Workers' Party based in northern Iraq. The inability of the United States to curb...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2005) 16 (4): 77–89.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Fotios Moustakis; Rudra Chaudhuri 2005 Fotios Moustakis is senior lecturer in strategic studies at the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. Rudra Chaudhuri is a researcher at the Department of Politics, University of Exeter. Turkish-Kurdish Relations...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (4): 17–35.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Robert Olson This essay argues that from the first of January 2007 to Turkey.s general elections on 22 July the ruling Justice and Development Party.s (AKP) major focus was on the .Iraq project. rather than the established .EU project.. The Iraq project refers to the challenge of Kurdish...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (2): 99–121.
Published: 01 June 2008
... the European Union Emrullah Uslu The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is the largest Kurdish opposition group in Turkey, serving as an umbrella for a myriad of organizations. The PKK includes the following basic components: 1.  Organizations •  an armed militia group...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (4): 22–31.
Published: 01 December 2009
.... If Iraq becomes a cockpit of instability, as it was during the first four years following the US invasion, the implications for the region are ominous. Unfortunately, the factors that cause turbulence, including Kurdish secessionist aspirations and simmering Sunni-Shiite tensions, are largely beyond...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (1): 99–116.
Published: 01 March 2017
... under the black banner of the Islamic State; and (4) an almost continuous Kurdish statelet along the long Turkish-­Syrian frontier.1 In March 2016, the Syrian Kurds proclaimed the establishment of a federal gov- ernment in northern Syria, meaning that a second autonomous Kurdish state had...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (1): 114–117.
Published: 01 March 2011
... outside Turkey, including Harvard and Princeton. In this book he addresses one of the most important policy issues facing the state of Turkey. It is particularly timely because of the international interest in the Kurdish issue in several countries of the Middle East. Heper poses a new paradigm...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 March 2011
.... In this book he addresses one of the most important policy issues facing the state of Turkey. It is particularly timely because of the international interest in the Kurdish issue in several countries of the Middle East. Heper poses a new paradigm for evaluating the relationship between the state...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (2): 138–141.
Published: 01 June 2009
... the state of Turkey. It is particularly timely because of the international interest in the Kurdish issue in several countries of the Middle East. Heper poses a new paradigm for an evaluation of the relationship between the state of Turkey and its Kurdish minor- ity. His main point is that the current...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (2): 141–144.
Published: 01 June 2009
... because of the international interest in the Kurdish issue in several countries of the Middle East. Heper poses a new paradigm for an evaluation of the relationship between the state of Turkey and its Kurdish minor- ity. His main point is that the current state and the Ottoman Empire before it have...
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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
... is a metaphor for the emergent bourgeois class that is always looking 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...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (3): 108–110.
Published: 01 September 2006
... on to explain that “the goat is a metaphor for the lower intelligentsia and bureaucratic classes supported by popular nationalism while the butcher is a metaphor for the emergent bourgeois class that is always looking for a market, preferably a national market,” an apt description, he says, of Kurdish...
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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 (2007) 18 (4): 131–148.
Published: 01 December 2007
... project or otherwise. Having said that, Turkey.s own domestic shortcomings, like the Kurdish/PKK issue, the ambivilance toward the implementation of secularism in the country, its recently marked vicissitudes in its relations with the EU and the US, the unfavorable regional circumstances...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 2013
... that Damascus has retaliated for Ankara’s backing of the Free Syrian Army by reviving Syrian support for Kurdish reb- els, the Marxist Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), in Turkey. The PKK certainly has become more active since the Syrian civil war began. Syria’s own Kurds may pose a dilemma for Ankara as well...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (4): 13–45.
Published: 01 December 2006
... – 2000: The Kurdish and Islamist Questions (Costa Mesa, Calif.: Mazda, 2001), I argued that Turkey and Iran used omnibalancing visvis Kurdish nationalist challenges during the 1980s and 1990s and, indeed, have used elements of omnibalancing right up to the present. 7. Ehteshami and Hinnebusch, 5...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2003) 14 (3): 12–24.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., or will the popular support the government enjoys inhibit them? At this point, there seems to be little doubt that the Kurds will cement their political control of northern Iraq and maintain autonomy, stopping just short of independence. If the Iraqi Turkomen cannot reconcile themselves to Kurdish hegemony...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2001) 12 (1): 22–38.
Published: 01 March 2001
.... Deadly internal conflict between groups of leftists and rightists created a period of anarchy in the 1970s; the 1980s were marked by the emergence of an equally deadly civil conflict between a Kurdish insurgency led by the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), which resorted...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (4): 27–37.
Published: 01 December 2010
... the probable impact of the Bush administration’s strategy to depose Saddam. In their view, such a step would exacerbate the already troublesome developments in Iraq’s Kurd- ish region that the 1991 Persian Gulf War and the subsequent imposition of the northern no-­fly zone had caused. The Kurdish...