From denial to participation: Turkey's evolving discourse on Kurdish nationalism

dc.contributor.advisorGingeras, Ryan
dc.contributor.authorTimmester, Scott K.
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.contributor.secondreaderRasmussen, Maria
dc.dateSep-13
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-20T23:36:34Z
dc.date.available2013-11-20T23:36:34Z
dc.date.issued2013-09
dc.description.abstractKurdish nationalism has been a central issue in domestic Turkish politics since the founding of the republic nearly a century ago. Since 1984, the insurgency waged by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has claimed the lives of over forty thousand citizens on both sides of the conflict. While Ankara has largely attempted to address the Kurdish question via military and security measures, unprecedented negotiations in the last year have raised hopes that a peace settlement may finally be within reach. While some observers are fearful that this round of talks will be yet another failed attempt to end the violence, this thesis seeks to explore whether recent changes in Turkeys social and political landscape have increased the likelihood of a lasting resolution. The research is framed as a historical survey of critical political events and public discourse from prominent politicians and public figures, relying on a mix of primary and secondary sources. This thesis argues that three domestic shifts have indeed helped set the stage for a lasting solution: increased political opportunities for Kurdish activists, the end of military tutelage in security affairs, and the reframing of Turkish nationalism through the assertion of Ottoman-Islamic identity.en_US
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dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/fromdenialtopart1094537734
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/37734
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.authorTurkeyen_US
dc.subject.authorRepublic of Turkeyen_US
dc.subject.authorKurdishen_US
dc.subject.authorKurdistan Workers Partyen_US
dc.subject.authorPKKen_US
dc.subject.authorTerrorismen_US
dc.subject.authorIslamen_US
dc.subject.authorCivil-military relationsen_US
dc.subject.authorNeo-Ottomanen_US
dc.subject.authorAKPen_US
dc.subject.authorNationalismen_US
dc.subject.authorEthno-nationalismen_US
dc.titleFrom denial to participation: Turkey's evolving discourse on Kurdish nationalismen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dspace.entity.typePublication
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Middle East, South Asia, Sub-saharan Africa)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts In Security Studies (Middle East, South Asia, Sub-saharan Africa)en_US
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