Ideological Roots of the Conflict between Pro-Kurdish and Pro-Islamic Parties in Turkey now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Ideological Roots of the Conflict between Pro-Kurdish and Pro-Islamic Parties in Turkey by Rahman Dag.
The current agenda of international politics is full of headline-grabbing conflicts. This book focuses on one such conflict, namely the Kurdish question in Turkey, with recent peace negotiations between Turkey and the PKK having apparently failed.
The pro-Islamic ruling party of Turkey (the AK Party) and the ideologically leftist pro-Kurdish parties are the key determinants of this conflict. Their historical development since the inception of modern Turkey is discussed here to demonstrate the similarities and differences between these oppositional social and political groups. In this sense, the book claims that ideological rigidity is one of the core factors shaping the relationship between these parties. As such, the book provides a detailed investigation of the ideological perspectives of the key actors in the conflict in order to gain a better understanding of why the last initiative ended negatively.
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About the Author
Dr Rahman Dag obtained his BA from Istanbul Yeditepe University, Turkey, before graduating from the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He received his doctoral degree in Middle East Politics from the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at Exeter University, UK. He is one of the founders of CESRAN International (www.cesran.org), and acts as the Head of the Cesran Turkey Desk and as book review editor for the Journal of Global Analysis. He has served as Assistant Professor at Adıyaman University, Turkey, since November 2014.