The Kurdish Movement

Nazan Üstundağ and Interview by Güney Yıldız


Since the mid-1990s the PKK also changed its strategy in three ways.First, it forged new diplomatic relations with the relevant states and entered into dialogue with womens movements, ecologists, and leftists. The peace process in Turkey was part of that. Second, it began to localize itself at the grassroots level by creating neighborhood assemblies. In Turkey and Syria, it created official neighborhood organizations with the aim of reorganizing the economy, society, and politics. Third, it declared itself an organization that works on behalf of all Middle Eastern peoples, women, and the oppressed in general, alongside the Kurds.

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