SEPARATIST TERRORISM AND THE ECONOMIC CONDITIONS IN SOUTH-EASTERN TURKEY


DERİN GÜRE P.

DEFENCE AND PEACE ECONOMICS, cilt.22, sa.4, ss.393-407, 2011 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/10242694.2010.491727
  • Dergi Adı: DEFENCE AND PEACE ECONOMICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.393-407

Özet

This paper investigates the economic roots of separatist terrorism in Turkey. The political conventional wisdom is that poverty in highly Kurdish-populated, south-eastern Turkey is one of the most important causes of separatist terrorism and Turkish-Kurdish conflict in Turkey. Therefore, many economic policies have been implemented to improve the economic conditions in the south-eastern part of the country. Using the Global Terrorism Database and Vector Autoregression (VAR) methodology, I find that there is no causal relationship between economic conditions in southeastern Turkey and separatist terrorism. Therefore policy-makers should be cautious in using economic measures to prevent separatist terrorism in Turkey.