Turkish nationalism and the Kurds in Turkey

Sam Salem, Frederik Sabroe, Emil Walsted Wærum Samuelsen & Brifan Sido

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The aim of this review is to outline and discuss the current state of academic lit-erature concerning Turkish nationalism and the Kurdish identity and rights from 1999 onwards. In this review, a mix of historical, political, sociological, and na-tionalistic studies have been used, that all work with a general theme of nation-alism; with subthemes of identity, political globalization and socio economics. However, the literature itself rarely addresses the theoretical approaches or framing in their research. Further, there is a lack of consistency in how the issue is researched, as it has not been possible to detect much mutual discussion with either theory or methods. The gaps in the literature can probably be traced to the politicized and emotional nature of the issue itself. As a result, the aca-demic discussion seems to be lacking in consistency and diversity, since most of the literature primarily uses a historical approach as evidence for their claims. A deeper look at how socio-economics, globalization, identity politics and na-tionalism is needed to enhance the academic status quo of the understanding of the conflict between Kurds and Turks

UddannelserGlobal Studies, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato17 dec. 2019
Antal sider29
VejledereBjørn Thomassen


  • turks
  • kurds
  • nationalism
  • identity