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dc.contributor.advisorFreeman, Michael
dc.contributor.authorBulut, Ercan
dc.dateJune 2014
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:17:28Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:17:28Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42589
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractTerrorism is based on the use of violence to achieve a goal, such as specific governmental policy changes. Sometimes terrorists win, sometimes they lose, and sometimes terror campaigns end in stalemates. The prolonged conflicts between states and terrorist organizations deplete human and financial resources, public support and time. This thesis aims to test under which conditions in terrorism cases both sides feel themselves caught in stalemates. A historical case study between Turkey and the PKK terrorist organization was used to test hypotheses. William Zartman’s Theory of Ripeness handles this question using the mutually damaging stalemate phenomenon as a condition of ripeness and one of the direct reasons for a decision to negotiate. While exploring the theory, the writer also came up with the idea of importing Mitchell and Crocker’s mutually enticing opportunities to model as a condition of ripeness for both sides. Actions taken during the 1990s and 2000s give insights into the two aforementioned phenomena, respectively. The former period shows how the Turkish state broke the stalemate and checkmated the PKK, and the latter focuses on internal and regional developments and opportunities as emerging rewards of this success.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/acheckmatenotsta1094542589
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.titleA checkmate, not a stalemate: Turkey versus the PKKen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderNaficy, Siamak Tundra
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorTerrorismen_US
dc.subject.authorPartiya Karkerên Kurdistanen_US
dc.subject.authorPKKen_US
dc.subject.authorTurkeyen_US
dc.subject.authorStalemateen_US
dc.subject.authorRipenessen_US
dc.subject.authorAbdullah Öcalanen_US
dc.subject.authorCounterterrorismen_US
dc.subject.authorKurdsen_US
dc.subject.authorInsurgencyen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, Turkish Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Defense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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