Since 1984, Turkey has suffered from an increasingly virulent guerrilla/terrorist insurgency led by the Partiya Karkaren Kurdistan (PKK), or Kurdistan Workers Party, headed by Abdullah Ocalan. By 1996, more than 20,000 people had been killed and another 2,000,000 displaced and 2,000 villages destroyed. At present, this crisis threatens to challenge the future of the country. Gunter analyzes the authoritarian tradition in Turkey and puzzles over the inability of Turkey to take the final steps toward democracy. He offers a solution that will allow the country to remain whole. Gunter's masterly analysis and proffered solution is necessary reading for anyone interested in Turkey and its troubling problem.
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In this book the author looks at the way in which the current Turkish government is dealing with the problem, analyzes the role of what he calls the authoritarian tradition in Turkey, and puzzles over the seeming inability of Turkey to take the final steps toward becoming a genuine democracy. He concludes by looking at the future of the country and offers a solution that will allow the country to remain whole.About the Author:
MICHAEL M. GUNTER, JR., holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and a graduate certificate in Environmental Systems from the University of Kentucky. He received his bachelor's degree with honors from Vanderbilt University. A former Eagle Scout, Gunter is currently an Assistant Professor at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.
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Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110312172656
Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0312172656