Erdogan’s 'Quiet Revolution' reaches Kurds
Turkey’s prime minister recognizes minority’s right to political representation, broader use of Kurdish language.
Seventy-five years have passed since Turkish soldiers, in 1937-38, massacred some 70,000 residents of the Kurdish province Dersim. Three years later, the Turkish government changed the province’s name to the more Turkish-sounding Tunceli. In similar fashion, some 12,000 villages and towns received Turkish names as part of President Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s drive to assimilate the country’s...
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