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Estimating the economic cost of Turkey’s PKK conflict

Bilgel, Fırat and Karahasan, Burhan Can (2016) Estimating the economic cost of Turkey’s PKK conflict. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (29 Sep 2016). Website.

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Turkey’s conflict with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has had a deeply negative effect on the regions most affected by the violence. But what has the overall economic cost been to Turkey as a whole? Fırat Bilgel and Burhan Can Karahasan present the key factors that have underpinned the issue and calculate that Turkish GDP could have been 14 per cent higher in the absence of the conflict. This is particularly important when the role of underdevelopment and poverty is considered in the perpetuation of violence.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 12:29
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:29

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