The Political Economy of the Kurds of Turkey - pr_289365

The Political Economy of the Kurds of Turkey

From the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic

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In recent years, the persecution of the Kurds in the Middle East under ISIS in Iraq and Syria has drawn increasing attention from the international media. In this book, Veli Yadirgi analyses the socioeconomic and political structures and transformations of the Kurdish people from the Ottoman era through to the modern Turkish Republic, arguing that there is a symbiotic relationship between the Kurdish question and the de-development of the predominantly Kurdish domains, making an ideal read for historians of the region and those studying the socio-political and economic evolution of the Kurds. First outlining theoretical perspectives on Kurdish identity, socioeconomic development and the Kurdish question, Yadirgi then explores the social, economic and political origins of Ottoman Kurdistan following its annexation by the Ottomans in 1514. Finally, he deals with the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, and the subsequent foundation and evolution of the Kurdish question in the new Turkish Republic.

Product code: 9781316632499

ISBN 9781316632499
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H227xW153xS19
No. Of Pages 320
Publisher Cambridge University Press
This book examines the economic and political development of the Kurds in Turkey, and the links between socioeconomic development and the Kurdish question in the context of the wider region. It is for academics studying Middle East history and politics, or economic history, and also journalists or policy-makers focused on the Kurdish question.