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Blood and Belief : the PKK and the Kurdish Fight for Independence.

Author: Aliza Marcus
Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2007.
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The Kurds, who number some 28 million people in the Middle East, have no country they can call their own. Long ignored by the West, Kurds are now highly visible actors on the world's political stage. More than half live in Turkey, where the Kurdish struggle has gained new strength and attention since the U.S. overthrow of Saddam Hussein in neighboring Iraq. Essential to understanding modern-day Kurds--and their  Read more...
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Marcus, Aliza.
Blood and Belief : The PKK and the Kurdish Fight for Independence.
New York : NYU Press, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aliza Marcus
ISBN: 9780814759561 0814759564
OCLC Number: 779828196
Description: 1 online resource (364 pages)
Contents: A Note to Readers; Acronyms; Introduction; Prologue; I Ocalan, Kurds, and the PKK's Start; 1 The Origins of the PKK, 1949-1976; 2 Abdullah Ocalan, Leader, 1975-1980; 3 The Flight to Survive, 1980-1982; 4 On the Road to War, 1982-1984; II The PKK Consolidates Power; 5 Loyalty and Violence, 1985-1990; 6 The Struggle to Succeed, 1985-1990; 7 The Deluge, 1988-1991; III PKK Militants Fight for Control; 8 War in the Streets, 1991-1992; 9 Fueling the War, 1992-1993; 10 Mixing War and Politics, 1991-1993; 11 Change in Fortunes, 1993-1997; IV Ocalan's Capture and After. 12 The Decline, 1995-199813 Searching for a New Way, 1995-1998; 14 Ocalan, Caught by Surprise, 1998-1999; 15 The PKK Saves Itself, 1999-2007; Conclusion; Timeline; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author.

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The Kurds, who number some 28 million people in the Middle East, have no country they can call their own. Long ignored by the West, Kurds are now highly visible actors on the world's political stage. More than half live in Turkey, where the Kurdish struggle has gained new strength and attention since the U.S. overthrow of Saddam Hussein in neighboring Iraq. Essential to understanding modern-day Kurds--and their continuing demands for an independent state--is understanding the PKK, the Kurdistan Workers' Party. A guerilla force that was founded in 1978 by a small group of ex-Turkish university st.

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