Martin van Bruinessen is assistant professor of Turkish and Kurdish studies at Utrecht University.
Articles by this Author
|Kurds, Turks and the Alevi Revival in Turkey||
|Turkey's Death Squads||
The emergence of legal Kurdish parties and the frequent occurrence of death squad-style political assassinations were two developments in Turkey’s political life during the 1990s. For the first time in Turkey’s history, there was a...
|Between Guerrilla Warfare and Political Murder||
The most spectacular development of the past several years in Turkey’s Kurdish provinces has been the resumption, in the late summer of 1984, of guerrilla activity. The attacks consist mainly of hit-and-run actions against military...
|The Kurds Between Iran and Iraq||
The news from Kurdistan is sad and grim. On both sides of the Iran-Iraq border, the central governments have been carrying out violent campaigns to bring the Kurdish districts under control and to wipe out the peshmergas (guerrilla...
|Major Kurdish Organizations in Iran||
Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI)
|Major Kurdish Organizations in Iraq||
Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)
|The Kurds in Turkey||
Traveling from western Turkey to its eastern provinces is like going to an entirely different country—more primitive, poorer, with starker social contradictions. Many peasants there still live in semi-feudal bondage, tribal loyalties are...
|Your Tax Dollars Enable Police Brutality Abroad (March 9, 2016)|
|Five Exciting Developments from Across the Middle East in 2015 (January 6, 2016)|
|Saudi Arabia's Dangerous Sectarian Game (January 5, 2016)|