Effective Geopolitical factors of Kurdish divergence and Crisis in Turkey's Kurdistan

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant professor of political Geography, Shahid Beheshti University

2 M.Sc. students of political Geography, Shahid Beheshti University


Being a homogeneous ethnical community considered as strength points and promoting geopolitical value in etch country, but it such a state cannot be achieved, country and society won't be devastated; but the interaction type of ruling construct about minority group (whether in terms of quantitative or in outlook of their participation in political power) would be determining; which construct interaction in this manner would lead to improve geopolitical value But in the hand, in different cases de-identification policy and assimilation from minority have not any result but geopolitical crisis, which ethnic conflicts – political divergence are obvious symbols of such a situation.
By the above approach, this study are sought to answer the question of what are the affective geopolitical factors and the crisis of Turkey's Kurdistan. Considering analytical and explaining method, and experience of heterogeneous countries in dealing with forming minorities of country's geography, lauding to that which racial and linguistic discrimination, it's managed properly, not only results to political divergence; But also strengthen the country's political unity. Thus type of interaction and policy of ruling construct to Kurdish minority in Turkey will determine Kurdish behavior construct.
So that the positive interaction of Ottoman Empire leads to political divergence and strengthen imperial authority, But non –making extrovert – interaction for centralization of power and establishment, of nation – state in Turkey, which have a lot of minorities, towards Kurdish People have been cursed to ethnic conflicts, political regional–orientation, and ultimately to political divergence.


Volume 7, Issue 22
July 2011
Pages 183-213
  • Receive Date: 22 May 2010
  • Revise Date: 28 July 2010
  • Accept Date: 03 February 2011
  • First Publish Date: 22 June 2011