International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Question of Strategy in Counter-Terrorism: “Turkish Case”

Many academic institutions and individuals throughout the world studied the intellectual framework for developing counter-terrorism strategies in different countries. In the first quarter of the twenty-first century, international terrorism still remains as a vital threat to national and global security interests. Turkey has experienced sporadic and relentless subnational and goverment-sponsored terrorism for decades. Terrorism, which has been an instrument of foreign policy for a long time, now challenges to the world’s order and system, especially in and around the Middle East. Coping with all forms of terrorism requires effective national, regional, and global effort. Turkey has experienced terrorism from ideological, religious, and ethnic sources. The Kurds, Marxists, and Islamic fundamentalists have posed the main threats. In this study, we
solely focus on the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the greatest threat posed by terrorists in Turkey. The purpose of this study is to offer an alternative counter-terrorism strategy based on the soft-power approach by examining the Turkish case: the fight against PKK.

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