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Zones of Rebellion – Kurdish Insurgents and the Turkish State - Cornell Scholarship Online
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Zones of Rebellion: Kurdish Insurgents and the Turkish State

Aysegul Aydin and Cem Emrence


How do insurgents and governments select their targets? Which ideological discourses and organizational policies do they adopt to win civilian loyalties and control territory? This book suggests that both insurgents and governments adopt a wide variety of coercive strategies in war environments. The book integrates Turkish–Ottoman history with social science theory and unveils long-term policies that continue to inform the distribution of violence in Anatolia. It shows the astonishing similarity in combatants' practices over time and their resulting inability to consolidate Kurdish people and ... More

Keywords: insurgent, violence, civic politics, Turkish–Ottoman history, Anatolia, Kurds, insurgency, Turkey, civil war

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780801453540
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801453540.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aysegul Aydin, author
Associate Professor of political science, the University of Colorado

Cem Emrence, author

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