Paper $33.00 ISBN: 9780745327846 Published May 2008 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745327853 Published May 2008 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The European Union and Turkish Accession: Human Rights and the Kurds

Kerim Yildiz and Mark Muller

The European Union and Turkish Accession: Human Rights and the Kurds

Kerim Yildiz and Mark Muller

Distributed for Pluto Press

264 pages | 5 1/3 x 8 1/2
Paper $33.00 ISBN: 9780745327846 Published May 2008 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745327853 Published May 2008 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The EU accession process will shape Turkey's future and, in particular, its potential to become a pluralist, democratic state with respect for international human rights. In this timely survey Kerim Yildiz and Mark Muller explain and analyse the process of accession focusing primarily on these associated human rights obligations and the extent of their implementation in Turkey.

The European Union and Turkish Accession addresses the variety of groups in Turkey who are affected by these negotiations and details the background of the Kurdish people - the largest minority group in Turkey - and their relationship to the Turkish republic.

This book is essential for students studying EU enlargement, particularly the human rights issues around the Turkish Accession, and those interested in the ongoing struggle of the Kurds.

Contents

Foreword by Noam Chomsky
Introduction
1. Background
2. Turkey and the EU
3. Civil and Political Rights in Turkey
4. Cultural and Minority Rights in Turkey
5. Conflict in the Southeast
6. The international dimensions to the conflict
7. The Military and the Islamist Movement
8. Internal Displacement
9. The EU and the Kurds
10. The Future of the EU Accession
Notes
Index

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