Cloth $45.00 ISBN: 9780745324890 Published October 2005 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The Kurds in Turkey: EU Accession and Human Rights

Kerim Yildiz

The Kurds in Turkey: EU Accession and Human Rights

Kerim Yildiz

Distributed for Pluto Press

208 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Cloth $45.00 ISBN: 9780745324890 Published October 2005 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

With a foreword by Noam Chomsky, this is the most up-to-date critical analysis of the problems faced by the Kurds in Turkey.

Turkey has a long history of human rights abuses against its Kurdish population – a population that stretches into millions. This human rights record is one of the main stumbling blocks in Turkey’s efforts to join the EU. The Kurds are denied many basic rights, including the right to learn or broadcast in their own language.

This book, written by a leading human rights defender, provides a comprehensive account of the key issues now facing the Kurds, and the prospects for Turkey joining the EU. Kerim Yildiz outlines the background to the current situation and explores a range of issues including civil, cultural and political rights, minority rights, internal displacement, and the international community’s obligations regarding Turkey.

Contents

Introduction by Noam Chomsky
1. Introduction
2. Background
3. Turkey, the Kurds and the EU
4. Civil, political and cultural rights in Turkey
5. Internal Displacement
6. The Kurds and human and minority rights
7. Conflict in the Southeast
8. The international dimensions to the conflict
9. The EU and the Kurds
Notes
Index

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