Title Turkey: Kurucu system (Village Guards) a) Is the system is still active and efficient, b) how many units is it based upon and how does its recruitment system work? In particular what are the selection criteria, if any; is participation on a voluntary basis or, are people also subject to coercion/duress?; how is it formalised (formal appointment, other) and c) are persons with a pro-Kurdish political profile/background trusted by the authorities as to be offered or even forced to adhere to the kurucu system?
Publisher Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI)
Publication Date 20 January 2011
Country Turkey
Topics Kurd | Security forces
Citation / Document Symbol Tur0111.Kurucu system
Cite as Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI), Turkey: Kurucu system (Village Guards) a) Is the system is still active and efficient, b) how many units is it based upon and how does its recruitment system work? In particular what are the selection criteria, if any; is participation on a voluntary basis or, are people also subject to coercion/duress?; how is it formalised (formal appointment, other) and c) are persons with a pro-Kurdish political profile/background trusted by the authorities as to be offered or even forced to adhere to the kurucu system?, 20 January 2011, Tur0111.Kurucu system, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4d4c01922.html [accessed 20 September 2014]
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