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Insight Turkey > Issues | Kurdish Question: Winners and Losers - Summer 2008 / Volume 10, Number 3

Kurdish Question: Winners and Losers



Editor's Notes


Editor's Note
On July 10, 2008, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a historic visit to Baghdad following up the visit of Iraqi president Jelal Talabani to Ankara in March. Both visits indicate growing cooperation between Turkey and Iraq, including the Regional Kurdish Administration in the North. Premier Erdogan publicly thanked the latter in Bagdad for its cooperation in the fight against terrorism, a gesture of rapprochement that will certainly ease the way Turkey deals with its own Kurdish question.


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Revisiting the Self: Researching Minorities in Turkey
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Book Reviews


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The Politics and Poetics of Translation in Turkey, 1923-1960
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The New Turkish Republic: Turkey as a Pivotal State in the Muslim World
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