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Kan ve İnanç: PKK ve Kürt Hareketi

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2007’de ABD’de yayımlandığında büyük ilgi gören ve PKK konusunda bugüne dek yazılmış en nesnel ve kapsamlı çalışma olarak nitelenen Kan ve İnanç, Aliza Marcus’un yıllara dayanan emeğinin ürünü. PKK militanlarıyla görüşen ilk Batılı gazetecilerden biri olan Marcus, 1989’dan beri Güneydoğu’daki gelişmeler, Kürt sorunu ve PKK hareketi hakkında haberler yapmış, makaleler yazmı ...more
Paperback, 428 pages
Published February 2009 by İletişim Yayınları (first published 2007)
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Utopian
Mar 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Oldukça üzerinde uğraşılmış, kapsamlı bir çalışma olmuş. PKK hakkında en çok tartışılan, merak edilen konuların üzerinde durulmaya çalışılmış, karşılaşılan zorluklar ve sıkıntılar önsözde anlatılmış zaten. Yazar elinden geldiğince de objektif olmaya çalışmış. Türkçe baskıya ilişkin söylenebilecek en önemli şeyler İngilizceden çevirirken cümlelerdeki vurguların yerine göre kaydırılması, Türkçe'de birden fazla karşılığı olan kelimelerde yazarın İngilizce orijinalinde verdiği olumlu çağrışımı kırma ...more
Murtaza
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is a real dearth of good scholarship on Kurdish nationalism and the PKK in particular. This is particularly surprising given what an important subject it is and how much relative news coverage is taken up by the conflict between Kurdish nationalist groups and local governments in the Middle East. This book, as such is a real gem, offering a long-term historical view of the circumstances in Turkey that gave rise to the PKK, as well as other Kurdish nationalist groups in the region. Its even ...more
Kriegslok
Sep 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A warts and all account of the birth and growth of the PKK to the major political player it is today on the in the Kurdish liberation struggle. Some would no doubt argue that Marcus is over critical in her account and there is certainly a lot of unsavoury and controversial sentiment expressed. However, the PKK is today a grown up organisation that is embraced widely by Kurds, especially within Turkey, as theirs and the leader in the fight for self determination. Others would no doubt argue that ...more
Cris
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The PKK is a remarkable organization. Not because it is a good organization, but because, despite its gang-like methods, it still managed to be far more supportive of the southeastern Kurds than Turkey (at least, throughout the 80s and 90s. I'll have to update myself on what the PKK is up to nowadays - this book was published in 2007). Which is to say, Turkey is a despicable country. Aliza Marcus' book discusses in detail a long list of the PKK's shortcomings: kidnappings, forced taxes and other ...more
Bulent
Nov 15, 2013 rated it liked it
2007’de ABD’de yayımlandığında büyük ilgi gören ve PKK konusunda "bugüne dek yazılmış en nesnel ve kapsamlı çalışma" olarak değerlendirilen Kan ve İnanç, bir dönem Türkiye'de de görev yapmış, ancak deyim yerindeyse yaptığı haberler yüzünden istenmeyen adam ilan edilmiş olan gazeteci Aliza Marcus’un yıllara dayanan emeğinin ürünü.

PKK ile ilgili bilgilerin tamamına yakınının örgütten ayrılmış militanlarla görüşerek elde eden Marcus, 1989’dan beri Güneydoğu’daki gelişmeler, Kürt sorunu ve PKK hare
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Heather
Nov 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really interesting, well-researched history of the PKK. Abdullah Ocalan emerges as a strange, authoritarian figure who doesn't tolerate dissent and relies on cult of personality. Aliza Marcus provides good insight into the successes and failures of the PKK.
Analysis of the political situation in Turkey is not the greatest, but that can be gotten elsewhere.
Recommend reading this along with Nicole Watts "Activists in Office."
SpaceBear
A thorough and compelling history of the PKK, based largely on interviews conducted with government, military and PKK members/cadres themselves. If anything, its almost too thorough, bouncing back and forth between the inner PKK, Kurdish politics, Turkish politics in general, and both the regional and international contexts.
Elana Metz
Interesting but a bit too long.
Jesse Stamell
Nov 30, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An amazing history of the PPK's fight for an independent and autonomous Kurdish state. Doubles as an engaging biography of the PKK's leader, Abdullah Ocalan.
Arun
Aug 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I Love PKK I am Kurdish I am Proud <3 Kurdistan <3
Gulben
Jun 15, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
quite objective however a from a western point of view, fails to recognize specific history and culture of the region.
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