Useful reading


International colony Kurdistan, by Ismail Besikci. (Parvana, 2004)

Scars of tongue: Consequences of the ban on the use of mother tongue in education and experiences of Kurdish students in Turkey, by Vahap Çoşkun, M. Şerif Derince, Nesrin Uçarla. (Diyabakir Institute for Political and Social Research, March 2011). Available to download.

The Kurds and future of Turkey, by Michael M. Gunter. (Palgrave MacMillan, 1997)

The Kurds ascending: the evolving solution to the Kurdish problem in Iraq and Turkey, by Michael M. Gunter. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)

The Kurdish conflict in Turkey: obstacles and chances for peace and democracy, by Ferhad Ibrahim, Gülistan Gürbey. (St. Martins Press, 2000)

The status of internally displaced Kurds in Turkey and compensation rights: Fact finding mission, by Kurdish Human Rights Project, Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, and the EU Turkey Civic Commission. (Kurdish Human Rights Project, 2005)

Blood and Belief: The PKK and the Kurdish fight for independence, by Aliza Marcus. (New York University Press, 2007)

Prison Writings: The roots of civilization, by Abdullah Öcalan. (Pluto Press, 2007. Translated by Klaus Happel)

War and Peace in Kurdistan, by Abdullah Öcalan. (Transmedia Publishing and International Initiative, 2009) Available to download.

Democratic Confederalism, by Abdullah Öcalan. (Transmedia Publishing and International Initiative, 2011) Available to download.

Prison Writings: The PKK and the Kurdish Question in the 21st century, by Abdullah Öcalan. (International Initiative and Pluto Press, 2011.)

Turkey’s Kurds: A theoretical analysis of the PKK and Abdullah Öcalan, by Ali Kemal Özcan. (Routledge, 2006)

The Kurds: Culture and language rights, by Kerim Yildiz and Georgia Fryer. (Kurdish Human Rights Project, 2004)

Activists in office: Kurdish politics and protest in Turkey, by Nicole F. Watts. (University of Washington Press, 2010)

The Kurds and Turkey: EU accession and human rights, by Kerim Yildiz. (Pluto Press, in association with the Kurdish Human Rights Project, 2005)

Democratic Autonomy in North Kurdistan: The Council Movement, Gender Liberation, and Ecology by TATORT Kurdistan and Janet Biehl (New Compass, 2013)