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Turkish Fight Against The Pkk
1,475 wordsKurdistan is a region that has existed in turmoil and is the "never was" country. The Kurds are the fourth largest ethnic group of the Middle East, numbering between 20 and 25 million. Approximately 15 million live in the regions of Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and Syria, an area they called Kurdistan, yet they do not have a country of their own. Formal attempts to establish such a state were crushed by the larger and more powerful countries in the region after both world wars. When the Ottoman Empire co...
1,077 wordsTurkey's economy has weathered some spectacular pratfalls in the past, with a major economic crisis in 2001 almost bringing the country to its knees. What's different in 2004 from the previous 'recoveries' is how committed Turkey is to establishing firm economic footing once and for all. The government is swallowing the International Monetary Fund's painful economic medicine, making tough choices for fiscal discipline. Turkey's financial wunderkind, the 37-year old Minister of State for Treasury...
Turkey Arrest Abdullah Ocalan
4,851 wordsIntroduction to Kurds: Kurdish lands, rich in natural resources, have always sustained and promoted a large population. While registering modest gains since the late 19th century, but particularly in the first decade of the 20th, Kurds lost demographic ground relative to neighboring ethnic groups. This was due as much to their less developed economy and health care system as it was to direct massacres, deportations, famines, etc. The total number of Kurds actually decreased in this period, while...
Official Kurdish Problem In Turkey
4,285 wordsHistory of Turkish Occupation of Northern Kurdistan. Eric jensen Poli. Sci. (Third World Politics) 11/27/96 Since 1984, and especially the last few months, the domestic problems of a major N.A.T. O, Middle Eastern, and American ally state have come to the forefront of the international news scene. That state is the Republic of Turkey and it's primary troubles stem from the past seven decades of acrimonious policies directed at the indigenous ethnic Kurds. The main problem, now, is the Kurdish po...
President Of Turkey
2,278 wordsTurkey, 65,599,206 population, is a republic in Asia and a small part of southern eastern Europe. Its lying between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. turkey is mountainous, coastal plain slightly larger than Texas. The weather is hot and dry in the summer with mild wet winters. The people are Turks. They speak the Turkish language, Kurdish and Arabic. The government is republican parliamentary democracy, with a president; chief of state head of government, the prime minister; the cabinet,...
Origin Of The Turkey Kurds Conflict
1,265 wordsTurkey's key internal conflict centers on the role of its large Kurdish minority, ethnically and linguistically distinct, in a state that constitutionally consists of Turks. This issue has been with Turkey almost since the foundation of the Turkish State in 1923. The Kurds were promised the creation of an independent state as part of the treaty of Sevres in 1920 but this part of the treaty was never ratified and Turkey has refused to recognize the existence of a separate Kurdish ethnic community...
Ocalan To The Turkish Authorities
2,446 wordsTurkey is a country, which is located between two continents. These are Europe and Asia. Its neighbors are Greece, in the west, Iran and Iraq in the east, at north lies Russia, and in south is the Mediterranean Sea. It is a very geologically important country. The reason for that is that Turkey controls three different seas, which are the Black Sea, the Aegean Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea. The country has a very long history. It is the continuation of the old Ottoman Empire, which has ruled th...
Turkeys Domestic And Foreign Policies
4,667 wordsAnalysis of Turkey 1999 Political Stability: (4) (3) Probably the most unpredictable facet of Turkey at this time. It remains to be seen if the instability will level out and stabilize. A recent election has brought a new president to power Suleyman Demirel. Consequently, the next few months are likely to prove beneficial for political critics in Ankara as well as elsewhere but perhaps less so for those who have been waiting patiently for a strong and decisive government to tackle Turkey's many ...
Civil War in Syria and Bashar Assad
1,126 wordsThe settlement of the devastating civil war in Syria is one of the hottest topics in today's world. There are four key countries involved in the conflict. This paper analyzes each country's interests and positions in this war. USA Washington supplied arms to moderate insurgent groups fighting against government troops of the country's president Bashar Assad and the Islamic State (IS), and conducted training for the rebel units. In July 2017, the United States stopped supporting moderate oppositi...
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