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State, non-governmental and international organizations in the possible peace process in Turkey's conflict-induced displacement

Çelik, Ayşe Betül (2013) State, non-governmental and international organizations in the possible peace process in Turkey's conflict-induced displacement. Journal of Refugee Studies, 26 (1). pp. 1-25. ISSN 0951-6328 (Print) 1471-6925 (Online)

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jrs/fer057

Abstract

Turkey has experienced several different internal migration periods since its foundation in 1923. However, the internal displacement of the 1990s brought to the forefront the divergent discussions on whether this wave of internal displacement can be approached from a traditional developmentalist approach or whether critical issues pertaining to the Kurdish Question also need to be addressed, requiring a broader understanding of what peace means to IDPs and different actors. This article studies these two approaches which are taken by the Turkish state, local non-governmental organizations and international organizations. It discusses Turkey's internal displacement issue and Kurdish Question and analyses these actors' different perspectives on the policies related to the areas affected by the conflict, and to addressing internal displacement. It argues that internal displacement is an important issue to be addressed in peace processes. Without acknowledging different perspectives presented by different actors neither peace nor development is possible.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:internal displacement; Kurdish Question in Turkey; Non-Governmental Organizations; International Organizations; peace process
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
ID Code:21639
Deposited By:Ayşe Betül Çelik
Deposited On:26 Jun 2013 11:02
Last Modified:24 Feb 2015 15:10

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