Peace Process, International Organizations and the “Kurdish Question”

  • Pavel ShlykovEmail author


The “Kurdish Question” represents a complex international problem, which demonstrates consecutive failures of conflict resolution strategies both at the level of nation-state and international organizations. The chapter analyzes the EU and Turkish perspectives on the Kurdish peace process from the early rise of the “Kurdish Question” on the international agenda up to the 2010s. The chapter argues that the increasing involvement of the international organizations in the search for peaceful and compromising solution for the problems of the Kurds led to the crucial transformation of the “Kurdish question”. It resulted in the emergence of new channels for legal actions of the Kurdish political movement on both international and domestic levels and in the rise of such phenomenon as foreign policy of the Kurdish movement.


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  1. 1.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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