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The Kurdish Political Struggles in Iran, Iraq, and Turkey A Critical Analysis by A. Manafy

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Published by University Press of America .
Written in English


  • Ethnic studies,
  • Human rights,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Iran,
  • Iraq,
  • Turkey,
  • General,
  • Political Science / General

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8027642M
ISBN 100761830030
ISBN 109780761830030

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  Kurds live mainly in Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria. There are also scattered Kurdish minority communities in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia and some Central Asian countries, but . Get this from a library! The Kurdish political struggles in Iran, Iraq, and Turkey: a critical analysis. [A Manafy] -- "The Kurdish Political Struggles in Iran, Iraq, and Turkey fills the gap within scholarship of the Kurdish political conflict. This study has both analytical and theoretical value. Since it is not. The Struggle for Kurdish Cultural Survival. In addition to political repression, the Kurds have also experienced cultural repression. In Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria, there were extensive campaigns at forced assimilation. Kurds were forbidden to speak Kurdish in public, they had to change their names to local ethnic names if they wanted a job. Kurdish Politics in the Middle East analyzes Kurdish politics in Iran, Iraq, and Turkey and places Kurdish socio-political developments in the context of regional and global politics. The book also explains the impact of the downfall of Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq on Kurdish autonomy.

  The book settles on the ‘least controversial definition is the degree of consciousness among Kurds in Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria that they constitute a people’ (p). The Kurdish identity really begins to emerge from the start of the twentieth century and is .   A couple of years later, during the Turkish-Kurdish conflict of the s, thousands of Kurds in Turkey became refugees. More t died in the conflict between Kurdish . More than twenty million Kurds live in parts of Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria. Throughout the 20th century their struggles for political and cultural autonomy were opposed by the region's countries.   The American invasion of Iraq has been a success - for the Kurds. Kurdistan is an invisible nation, and the Kurds the largest ethnic group on Earth without a homeland, comprising some 25 million moderate Sunni Muslims living in the area around the borders of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. Through a history dating back to biblical times, they have endured persecution and betrayal, surviving 5/5(1).

Michael M. Gunter, professor of political science at Tennessee Technological University, was senior Fulbright lecturer at the Middle East Technical University in books include The Kurds of Iraq (St. Martin's, ) and The Kurds and the Future of Turkey (St. Martin's, ).. Turkey and Iran have for years been at loggerheads over a wide range of issues such as Iranian support for.   The role of the Kurds in northern Iraq continues to be a source of considerable tension between the US and its NATO partner Turkey. While the two Kurdish organisations PUK (Patriotic Union of.   But the political interest at the book fair was not only — or even primarily — in titles about Kurdistan, Iraq, and the Middle East. Over the 11 days, the Pathfinder booth was a hive of discussion of politics and the class struggle in the U.S., the United Kingdom and around the world, with sales of books — more than double the   The Kurdish people’s struggle for independence continues — in face of their centurylong forcible division between Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria — but the KRG today remains part of Iraq. Most important, struggles by working people in Kurdistan and Iraq are deeply intertwined.