Kurdish Women’s Stories, Edited by Houzan Mahmoud (Pluto Press, Jan 2021) 30% off with this coupon code

Erdogan’s ‘new’ Turkey: attempted coup d’état and the acceleration of political crisis (Routledge, 2020)

Nazan Üstündağ interviews Havin Guneser, a spokesperson of the International Initiative “Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan—Peace in Kurdistan” about the book Building Free Life: Dialogues with Öcalan, (PM Press in 2020).

The Sèvres Centennial: Self-Determination and the Kurds, Loqman Radpey (American Society of International Law, 10 August 2020 )

Reading lists for 2020-2021, from Dr Jeffrey Miley (University of Cambridge Sociology Course, 2020 – 21)

Routledge Handbook on the Kurds, by Professor Michael Gunter (Routledge,  2019)

The Defeat of Gilgamesh: An Ancient Epic History of Love and Power, by Greta Sykes. (2020)

The Battle for the Mountain of the Kurds: Self-Determination and Ethnic Cleansing in the Afrin Region of Rojava, by Thomas Schmidinger. (PM Press/Kairos, 2019)

Hugo Blanco – a revolutionary for life, by  Derek Wall. (Resistance Books and Merlin Press,  2018)

International colony Kurdistan, by Ismail Besikci. (Parvana, 2004)

Scars of tongue: Consequences of the ban on the use of mother tongue in education and experiences of Kurdish students in Turkey, by Vahap Çoşkun, M. Şerif Derince, Nesrin Uçarla. (Diyabakir Institute for Political and Social Research, March 2011). Available to download.

The Kurds and future of Turkey, by Michael M. Gunter. (Palgrave MacMillan, 1997)

The Kurds ascending: the evolving solution to the Kurdish problem in Iraq and Turkey, by Michael M. Gunter. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)

The Kurdish conflict in Turkey: obstacles and chances for peace and democracy, by Ferhad Ibrahim, Gülistan Gürbey. (St. Martins Press, 2000)

The status of internally displaced Kurds in Turkey and compensation rights: Fact finding mission, by Kurdish Human Rights Project, Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, and the EU Turkey Civic Commission. (Kurdish Human Rights Project, 2005)

Blood and Belief: The PKK and the Kurdish fight for independence, by Aliza Marcus. (New York University Press, 2007)

Prison Writings: The roots of civilization, by Abdullah Öcalan. (Pluto Press, 2007. Translated by Klaus Happel)

War and Peace in Kurdistan, by Abdullah Öcalan. (Transmedia Publishing and International Initiative, 2009) Available to download.

Democratic Confederalism, by Abdullah Öcalan. (Transmedia Publishing and International Initiative, 2011) Available to download.

Prison Writings: The PKK and the Kurdish Question in the 21st century, by Abdullah Öcalan. (International Initiative and Pluto Press, 2011.)

Turkey’s Kurds: A theoretical analysis of the PKK and Abdullah Öcalan, by Ali Kemal Özcan. (Routledge, 2006)

The Kurds: Culture and language rights, by Kerim Yildiz and Georgia Fryer. (Kurdish Human Rights Project, 2004)

Activists in office: Kurdish politics and protest in Turkey, by Nicole F. Watts. (University of Washington Press, 2010)

The Kurds and Turkey: EU accession and human rights, by Kerim Yildiz. (Pluto Press, in association with the Kurdish Human Rights Project, 2005)

Democratic Autonomy in North Kurdistan: The Council Movement, Gender Liberation, and Ecology by TATORT Kurdistan and Janet Biehl (New Compass, 2013)


Understanding the Kurdish conflict through the perspectives of the Kurdish-Turkish diaspora in Germany. Ünal, Helin, Özden Melis Uluğ, & Danielle Blaylock (Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, May 2020) — Download PDF

“Prospects for Syrian Kurdish Unity: Assessing Local and Regional Dynamics,” by Sirwan Kaijo (2020) (The Washington Institute for Near East Policy). — Download PDF

“Interrogating the tribal: the aporia of ‘tribalism’ in the sociological study of the Middle East,” by Ahmad Mohammadpour and Kamal Soleimani (2019) (The British Journal of Sociology, vol. 70, no. 5, pp. 1799-1824). — Download PDF

“Archived Voices, Acoustic Traces, and the Reverberations of Kurdish History in Modern Turkey,” by Marlene Schäfers (2019) (Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 61, no. 2, pp. 447-473). — Download PDF

“In War and Peace: Shifting Narratives of Violence in Kurdish Istanbul,” by Onur Günay (2019) (American Anthropologist, vol. 121, no.3, pp. 554-567). — Download PDF

“Understanding the Kurdish conflict through the perspectives of the Kurdish-Turkish diaspora in Germany,” by Helin Ünal, Özden Melis Uluğ, and Danielle Blaylock (2020) (Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology). — Download PDF

“Peace committees, platforms and the political ordering of society: Doing justice in the Federation of Northern and Eastern Syria (NES),” Michael Knapp and Joost Jongerden (2020) (Kurdish Studies, vol. 8, no. 2, 297-312). — Download PDF