Reason behind Turkish behaviour against Kurds?

What's the reason behind the Turkish repressive behaviour towards the Kurdish People? Detailed information with links please :)

If you can find some maps of Kurdistan, it'd be great. ty

Update:

Saddam killed many Kurds himself... good answers please =)

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  • Oekaki
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    The reason is Kurdish separatism which has been a constant threat to national unity since the Turkish republic was founded in 1923. See here for more info: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/k...

    Syria, Iraq and Iran repress their Kurdish minorities for the same reason. Spain and France once repressed their Basque minorities for the same reason. Britain once repressed various ethnic groups for the same reason. It is a universal tendency to repress demands for greater rights or greater autonomy for the sake of national unity.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ever since Saddam Hussein was killed, there has been nobody to keep the Kurds in check so they are now showing why he gave them a hard time. They are kidnapping and killing people and performing all sorts of antisocial acts

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