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From Terrorist to Repentant: Who is the Victim

Biner, Zerrin Özlem (2006) From Terrorist to Repentant: Who is the Victim. History and Anthropology, 17 (4). pp. 339-353. ISSN 0275-7206. (doi:10.1080/02757200600955519) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:84434)

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This paper attempts to understand “truth making” conditions of terrorism in Turkey. Focusing on the effects of the Reinstatement into Society law—which is designed for members of illegal armed organizations who might turn into state witnesses—the article analyses the discourses and imagination surrounding the subject of “repentant” and in so doing demonstrates the dialectical relationship between the state discourses and the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) counter-discourses of terrorism. The article argues that both the state and the PKK affirm their sovereignty through their authority over constructing the category of victimhood and hence defining the terms of the conflict.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/02757200600955519
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Signature Themes: Migration and Movement
Depositing User: Zerrin Biner Arroyo-Kalin
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2020 07:31 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:27 UTC
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Biner, Zerrin Özlem.

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