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The Kurdish Question, State Crime and Islamist Radicalisation in Southeastern Turkey

9 February 2016

Time: 12:15 - 1:15pm
Venue: Room 313, Third Floor, Law Building, Queen Mary University of London, E1 4NS Mile End Road, United Kingdom

The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) is will host its third State Crime Seminar Series delivered by Dr Mehmet Kurt. Dr Kurt is a Newton Advanced Research Fellow with ISCI at Queen Mary University of London and Assistant Professor of Sociology at Bingol University in Turkey.

Based on his research, Dr Mehmet’s seminar talk is entitled “The Kurdish Question, State Crime and Islamist Radicalisation in Southeastern Turkey” and will discuss his findings on the personal, political and ideological motivations of radicalized Islamists within the context of the Turkish State’s ongoing conflict with the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK).

Dr Mehmet received his PhD in Sociology at Selçuk University with extensive training at Yale University’s Department of Anthropology. He has recently been awarded a Newton Advanced Fellowship by the British Academy to work at Queen Mary University of London for two years.

A light lunch will be served.


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