The Kurds: A people between oppression and rebellion

The Kurds - A people between oppression and rebellion

By Kerem Schamberger and Michael Meyen

A people in resistance. Also forgotten in Europe. Erdogan can pursue the Kurds because the West does not want to endanger its alliance with the autocrat. Who knows about the war the government in Ankata has been waging against the Kurds since 2015? Who remembers the repression in the 1990s? Here in Germany one knows at best the PKK and wonders perhaps why thousands still take to the streets all over Europe with the colours and symbols of this "terrorist organisation". Kerem Schamberger and Michael Meyen show that the persecution of the Kurds is rooted in Turkey's founding history and that Ankara can wage this war today because the world public doesn´t want to see it. Germany in particular sees this war through the perspective of Turkeys President Erdogan and therefore abandons an entire people.

Kerem Schamberger is a political reporter and communication scientist at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich, and a member of IAMCR.
Michael Meyen is a professor at the LMU since 2002, and a member of IAMCR.

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Title: The Kurds: A people between oppression and rebellion
Authors: Kerem Schamberger and Michael Meyen
Published: 2018
Pages: 240
Publisher: Westend
Language: German
More Information:  https://www.westendverlag.de/buch/die-kurden/

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