Rival Kurdish Movements in Turkey:

Transforming Ethnic Conflict  

(Amsterdam University Press, 2016)

Jack A. Goldstone, Hazel Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University
“Gürbüz shows how globalization and competition among Kurdish opposition groups has shaped the trajectory of Turkey-Kurdish relations. His multi-institutional approach is a fresh advance and essential for understanding the cycles of violence, repression, and reconciliation.”
David Romano, Thomas G. Strong Chair in Middle East Politics at Missouri State University and author of The Kurdish Nationalist Movement
“Dr. Gürbüz provides readers with an original and very engaging, theoretically informed, and compelling account of competing Kurdish social movements in Turkey. Kurdish groups in Turkey do not just oppose or support the state; they also compete with each other. Dr. Gürbüz masterfully lays out the main axes of such competition.”
Martin van Bruinessen, Utrecht University
“Mustafa Gürbüz makes an important new contribution to the study of Turkey’s Kurdish question in comparing the secular Kurdish movement with two Islam-inspired movements that are competing with it in the region—the Kurdish Hizbullah and the Gülen movement. He also shows how the movements have mutually influenced one another in the course of their competition, Hizbullah acquiring a more explicit Kurdish character and the PKK reaching out to the pious segments of the population. This book will help the reader to understand the complexities of the situation.”

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