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08 April 2006

Global Voices Online: Point-Counterpoint: Kurdistance vs. Turkey is Typing…

Deborah Ann Dilley:
"The Issue: The history of the Kurdish Question in Turkey is a long and complicated one. The Kurds accuse the Turkish government of cultural genocide because of Turkish policies such as their internal displacement programs and the supression of Kurdish culture and Kurdish human rights. The Turkish government on the other hand see many/most Kurds as terrorists because
they proclaim their Kurdish identity as above their Turkish citizenship–an ethnic identity vs. national identity issue–under Turkish law, denying your Turkish identity also means denying the Turkish state: an act of treason. While my explanation of the situation doesn’t deal with everything, it helps to illustrate the complications of the situation."


Find this issue for debate at: AMERIKAN TURKS Discussion Forum

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