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Death of a peace process: martial law returns to Turkey

Kurt, Mehmet (2015) Death of a peace process: martial law returns to Turkey. openDemocracy (29 Aug 2015). Blog Entry.

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Kurdish women pleading with a Turkish soldier. The Kurdish peace process is over and a huge wave of violence has started in Turkey’s south-east. The violence follows the killing of 33 Kurds in the Suruc bombing and the subsequent murders of two policemen in nearby Viransehir. Many fear that what is happening in Kurdish region of Turkey now is a return to the 1990s which were marked by widespread violence and state crimes. In this period much of Turkey’s south-east became what Agamben has described as a state of exception: martial law became normalised during the 1990s and the Kurdish region experienced intensely high levels of state crime including village destruction, massacres, extra-judicial killings, disappearances, mass forced displacement and endemic torture.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2019 08:45
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2021 23:02

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