The Kurdish question contending perspectives, the European attitude and Turkey

Zorbay, Taner


The problem of multiculturalism in Turkey within the context of European integration
Güleç, Aslı; Ertuğrul, Kürşad; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2003)
Starting from the 1970̕s, as a result of influx of immigration and of rise of ethno- cultural conflicts the issue of multiculturalism has come to become one of the significant themes of contemporary politics. In this respect, new policies have been developed in order to manage this increasing ethnic and cultural diversity. In this study it is aimed to get a critical perspective for the analysis of the question of multiculturalism in Turkey with reference to Turkey-EU relationships. As is widely accepted, th...
The evolution of central Eurasia policy of the US in the post-Soviet era and the geopolitics of the Caspian oil
Değer, Deniz; Altunışık, Meliha; Department of International Relations (2006)
The objective of this thesis is to analyze the US Central Eurasia Policy in the period between 1991 and 2006. Within this context, the purpose is to figure out the foremost motive behind the US’s strategic engagement in the region with a due regard to changing geopolitical context with the demise of the Soviet Union. The main argument rests upon the assumption that the US regional policy is primarily motivated by geopolitical imperatives as the Central Eurasian region becomes the primary springboard for the...
The 'Kurdish question' in Turkey From the Perspectives of Kurdish University students
Effeney, Elizabeth; Erdemir, Aykan; Department of Middle East Studies (2009)
This thesis is concerned with extrapolating some central issues of the so-called “Kurdish Question” in the Republic of Turkey by applying political anthropological theory and methodologies. It attempts to guage the political identities of five Kurdish University students and understand their perspectives on what constitutes and propogates Kurdish political discontents in the Republic. The following research questions have been addressed: How is Turkey‟s “Kurdish question” (Kürt Meselesi) perceived and defin...
AYKAN, MB (Cambridge University Press (CUP), 1993-02-01)
Since the 1950s Turkish foreign policy toward the Middle East has centered on the question of support for the Arab position on the Palestinian question. Ever since the U.N. General Assembly resolution of November 1947 that partitioned Palestine between the Palestinians and Israelis, all the Arab countries—even though diversity of regime has prevented them from otherwise acting as a unit in Middle Eastern politics—have consistently supported the establishment of an independent Palestinian state (in oppositio...
The Political economy of water and self-sufficiency in Syria and its implications on Turkish-Syrian relations
Tür, Özlem; Altunışık, Meliha; Department of International Relations (1997)
Citation Formats
T. Zorbay, “The Kurdish question contending perspectives, the European attitude and Turkey,” Middle East Technical University, 2000.