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Dyason House Podcast: The Kurdish struggle in Turkey with Will Gourlay

22 Oct 2019
By William Gourlay
Kurdish YPG fighters, Source: KurdishStruggle, Flickr,

This episode presents important background on events in Syria. Taped before President Trump’s announcement of withdrawal, it examines the position of the Kurds in Turkey.

It features a long-term watcher of the Kurdish situation, Monash University’s Will Gourlay. Gourlay talks about the Kurdish struggle for political equality in Turkey. As President Erdogan moves to consolidate his support, he appears increasingly likely to forsake the Kurdish cause for Turkish nationalist support.

William Gourlay teaches in the Politics and International Relations program at Monash University.