No Justice for Kurds: Turkish Supremacy and Kurdophobia

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The Kurds, as the world’s largest stateless nation, are subjected to extreme violence, discrimination, hostility, and racism in contemporary Turkey. I formulate this around the concept of Turkish supremacy and explain how this supremacy is historically rooted, institutionally reinforced, and socially reproduced in the racist habitus of Turkey. Kurdophobia is integral to Turkish supremacy, which needs to invoke racism against Kurds to sustain its position.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)923-947
Number of pages25
JournalSocial Research: An International Quarterly
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2022


  • Turkish Supremacy
  • Kurdophobia
  • racism
  • Political Violence

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