Lessons for the EU
Edited by Francis Cheneval and Mónica Ferrin
Chapter 6: Turkey: minorities and citizenship claims
Firstly, this chapter offers an account of the recent developments and the present situation of minorities in Turkey (their numbers, locations and socioeconomic positions) and of their rights. Secondly, it discusses discrimination in Turkey today and the Kurdish question as well as its possible solutions. Thirdly, it presents a historical and theoretical account of the problematic concepts of minorities, minority rights and, in general, the concepts of rights and freedoms in Turkey in the context of the historical interactions between Turkey and Europe, starting from the decline and collapse of the Ottoman Empire.
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