The Kurds, one of the oldest ethnic groups in the Middle East, are reasserting their identity politically and through violence. Divided mainly among Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria, the Kurds have posed increasingly sharp challenges to all of these states in their quest for greater autonomy if not outright independence. This study explores the roots, dimensions, character and evolution of the problem, offers a range of approaches to a resolution of the conflict, and draws broader parallels between the Kurdish question and other separatist movements worldwide.
Citation: Barkey, Henri J.; Fuller, Graham E. Turkey's Kurdish Question (Carnegie Corporation of New York, 1998)
International Peace and Security