August 17, 2015

A PEOPLE WHO THINK THEMSELVES A NATION ARE ONE:

For Kurdish youth in Turkey, autonomy is no longer enough (Dominique Soguel, Correspondent AUGUST 17, 2015, CS Monitor)

What sets this new generation apart - analysts, parents, and teachers warn - is that they are less fearful and far more ambitious than their predecessors. Their nationalist resolve has been forged on the front lines against IS and boosted by social media.

"Today the positions of the Kurds in the Middle East made the younger generation more self-confident and made them think about separation," says Mehmet Alkis, a political lecturer at Dicle University. "They say we don't belong to Turkey psychologically and politically."

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