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Hérodote

2013/1 (No 148)

  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9782707175694
  • DOI : 10.3917/her.148.0023
  • Publisher : La Découverte

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Abstract

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The regional context prior to 2010 was marked by the radicalization of Kurdish space on two fronts. Firstly, relations between its various components and the governments of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria grew more radical. Secondly, the cross-border dimension of Kurdish space also grew more radical, giving rise to multiple interactions between various political actors. In June–July 2012, the situation in the region took a violent turn. The core of Kurdish space—a term preferable to Kurdistan because it better captures the ramifications and complexity of the Kurdish issue in the Middle East—now consists of Iraqi Kurdistan, which is recognized as a federated state and has the potential to form the nucleus of a future Kurdish state. Clearly, this entity gives Kurds as much cause for hope as it gives the states they live in cause for worry. In effect, it is a powerful symbol that accounts for the radicalization of the entire Kurdish space.

To cite this article

Hamit Bozarslan, “ L'espace kurde entre unité et diversité ”, Hérodote 1/2013 (n° 148) , p. 23-32
URL : www.cairn.info/revue-herodote-2013-1-page-23.htm.
DOI : 10.3917/her.148.0023.

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