The Kurdish question in Turkish state discourse

Yegen, M


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M. Yegen, “The Kurdish question in Turkish state discourse,” JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY HISTORY, pp. 555–568, 1999, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: