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Designated terrorists: the Kurdistan workers' party and its struggle to (re)gain political legitimacy

Marlies Casier (UGent)
(2010) MEDITERRANEAN POLITICS. 15(3). p.393-413
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The European Union designation of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) as an international terrorist organization has led to a profound distrust of the EU on the part of the PKK. This has resulted in a perception that the Kurdish organization has turned against the EU and withdrawn its support for Turkey's accession. The PKK activities and viewpoints as presented and discussed in this article, however, indicate that this is not the case. Politically squeezed at home and sidelined abroad, it is argued, the PKK is, in fact, primarily concerned to (re)gain recognition as a representative of Turkey's Kurds (upon which it is making its support for Turkey's accession conditional).
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Kurdish Question, War on Terror, Kurdistan Workers' Party, Turkey-EU accession negotiations

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Casier, Marlies. 2010. “Designated Terrorists: The Kurdistan Workers’ Party and Its Struggle to (re)gain Political Legitimacy.” Mediterranean Politics 15 (3): 393–413.
APA
Casier, M. (2010). Designated terrorists: the Kurdistan workers’ party and its struggle to (re)gain political legitimacy. MEDITERRANEAN POLITICS, 15(3), 393–413.
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Casier M. Designated terrorists: the Kurdistan workers’ party and its struggle to (re)gain political legitimacy. MEDITERRANEAN POLITICS. 2010;15(3):393–413.
MLA
Casier, Marlies. “Designated Terrorists: The Kurdistan Workers’ Party and Its Struggle to (re)gain Political Legitimacy.” MEDITERRANEAN POLITICS 15.3 (2010): 393–413. Print.
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  journal      = {MEDITERRANEAN POLITICS},
  keyword      = {Kurdish Question,War on Terror,Kurdistan Workers' Party,Turkey-EU accession negotiations},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {393--413},
  title        = {Designated terrorists: the Kurdistan workers' party and its struggle to (re)gain political legitimacy},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13629395.2010.517105},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {2010},
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