Milica Topalović

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Institute for Political Studies, Belgrade

PERIODICS

SECURITISATION WITHOUT SPEECH ACTS: SECURITISATION OF MIGRATION AND FAILURE OF TURKEY-KURDISH PEACE NEGOTIATIONS

After decades of marking the Kurds as an existential threat to Turkey's territorial integrity and ontological security, a new peacetime period is coming, accompanied by peace initiatives and the conflict's de-escalation. Taking into account the fact that the Turkish-Kurdish peace process failed during the most significant migrant crisis of the modern age, the paper seeks to examine the causality of these processes, i.e. to answer the question of whether and how the securitisation of the migration affected the failure of peace process. Using the analysis of verbal and non-verbal acts of securitising actors, but also a descriptive method of internal and external processes of Turkish politics in the period from 2009 to 2015, the paper will explain that securitisation without the use of verbal acts of Kurdish refugees contributed to mutual mistrust which would lead to the collapse of peace talks.

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