The Kurdish Rebellions of Sheikh Said (1925), Mt. Ararat (1930), and Dersim (1937-8): Their Impact on the Development of the Turkish Air Force and on Kurdish and Turkish Nationalism

The Kurdish Rebellions of Sheikh Said (1925), Mt. Ararat (1930), and Dersim (1937-8): Their... the kurdish rebellions of sheikh said 67 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2000 Die Welt des Islams 40, 1 THE KURDISH REBELLIONS OF SHEIKH SAID (1925), MT. ARARAT (1930), AND DERSIM (1937-8): THEIR IMPACT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TURKISH AIR FORCE AND ON KURDISH AND TURKISH NATIONALISM BY ROBERT OLSON Kentucky The Sheikh Said rebellion of 1925, the Mt. Ararat revolt of 1930 and the Dersim rebellion of 1937-38 were significant developments in the history of modern Turkish and Kurdish nationalism. 1 In this article I argue that the rebellions also contributed to the develop- ment of Turkey’s air force (TAF) which was to be used as an instrument to control, suppress and eradicate Kurdish national- ism. The suppression of Sheikh Said’s rebellion dealt a severe blow to Kurdish nationalism in Turkey and its potential growth in Iraq and Iran. It contributed to squashing Kurdish nationalism in northwestern Iran by Reza Khan and to British restraining of Kurdish nationalism in northern Iraq. It should be noted that the suppression of the Kurds in Iran after 1925 by Reza Khan was accomplished in part by the use of the nascent Iranian Air Force. In Iraq the British Royal http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Die Welt des Islams Brill

The Kurdish Rebellions of Sheikh Said (1925), Mt. Ararat (1930), and Dersim (1937-8): Their Impact on the Development of the Turkish Air Force and on Kurdish and Turkish Nationalism

Die Welt des Islams, Volume 40 (1): 67 – Jan 1, 2000

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© 2000 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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the kurdish rebellions of sheikh said 67 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2000 Die Welt des Islams 40, 1 THE KURDISH REBELLIONS OF SHEIKH SAID (1925), MT. ARARAT (1930), AND DERSIM (1937-8): THEIR IMPACT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TURKISH AIR FORCE AND ON KURDISH AND TURKISH NATIONALISM BY ROBERT OLSON Kentucky The Sheikh Said rebellion of 1925, the Mt. Ararat revolt of 1930 and the Dersim rebellion of 1937-38 were significant developments in the history of modern Turkish and Kurdish nationalism. 1 In this article I argue that the rebellions also contributed to the develop- ment of Turkey’s air force (TAF) which was to be used as an instrument to control, suppress and eradicate Kurdish national- ism. The suppression of Sheikh Said’s rebellion dealt a severe blow to Kurdish nationalism in Turkey and its potential growth in Iraq and Iran. It contributed to squashing Kurdish nationalism in northwestern Iran by Reza Khan and to British restraining of Kurdish nationalism in northern Iraq. It should be noted that the suppression of the Kurds in Iran after 1925 by Reza Khan was accomplished in part by the use of the nascent Iranian Air Force. In Iraq the British Royal

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