Merhaba Misafir

Kurdish politics in the Middle East: The role of the PKK’s changing policy in regional politics


The transformation of the discourses of the PKK since the 2000s is placed virtually at the center of Middle East politics as they relate to the Kurdish issue. Particularly, the Syrian civil war and the role of PYD, which is the Syrian branch of the PKK, have made the ideological and discursive evolution of the PKK, and the ways in which this evolving discourse has been implemented, one of the most interesting topics for scholars to elaborate. The evolution of the PKK/PYD affects the decisions of the Turkish government, as well as Iraqi (and other) Kurdish parties in domestic politics, and has directly impacted the course of the Syrian civil war. Therefore, this review article introduces and critically discusses recent contributions to the field of approaching the radical evolution of the PKK.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Insight Turkey
  • Yıl : 2019
  • DOI : 10.25253/99.2019211.14
  • Cilt : 21
  • ISSN : 1302-177X
  • Sayı : 1
  • eISSN : 1302-177X
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 211-220
  • IO Kayıt No : 86884
  • Yayıncı : SETA Vakfı