This project examines the role of the pro-kurdish left-wing party, HDP, in the kurdish struggle for secession and self-determination. It uses methods the from social sciences to analyse the political spectrum in Turkey. The history of Turkey is strongly influenced by the fight for self- determination, which has its origin in the establishment of the Turkish republic. While Fredrik Barth’s theory describes the boundaries between the kurdish minority and the turkish majority, the theories of nationalism describes reverse opinions about the national feeling between the two ethnic groups. The theory of John McGarry and Brendan O’Leary about regulation of ethnic conflict in a macro-political point of view, conceptualizes the forced mass population-transfers and the strategy of assimilation, which the turkish state has been exposing the kurds to. The kurdish struggle for secession and self-determination has evolved from the assimilation process; an assimilation process, which was forced upon the kurds. The struggle for secession as the primary invocation has changed the objective to self- determination. The HDP has after the Gezi park riots been able to unite the young turkish left-wing, and has succeeded in the general election. This can be explained due to their change of political focus, compared to antecedent pro-kurdish parties, which at the time has only advocated for kurdish rights, now advocates for and represent all turkish minorities and existing oppressed groups. Through that focus, the HDP is fighting the neoliberal and conservative politics of the government party AKP. Besides that, the HDP legitimizes the kurdish struggle through its parliamentary representation.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||12 jan. 2016|
|Vejledere||Yosef Kamal Ibbsa|