Publikationstyp: Sammelbandbeitrag

Kurdish Movement, Contemporary (Turkey)

AutorInnen: Aydin, Delal; Burç, Rosa Publikationsjahr: 2023

The contemporary Kurdish movement, which has gained wide international attention since 2012 as a result of its fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, originated in Turkey in the late 1970s. As a way of examining how this large and complex movement has unfolded in different nation-states and contexts of conflicts, this entry focuses on Kurdish mobilization led by the Partiya Karkerên Kurdistanê – Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) – which is the hegemonic actor within this movement. Founded in Turkey's turbulent political atmosphere in the late 1970s, today the PKK leads a transregional Kurdish mobilization which has a decisive influence on the Kurdish communities in Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and European countries.

doi: 10.1002/9780470674871.wbespm584
Aydin, Delal; Burç, Rosa (2023): Kurdish Movement, Contemporary (Turkey). In: Snow, David A.; della Porta, Donatella; Klandermans, Bert; McAdam, Doug (Hg.): The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9780470674871.wbespm584.