Targets in the turkish data


#1

Is there a reason why anything KUR is not available as a target for the data on Turkey?


#2

The short answer is that KUR is not defined as a top-level actor category in the CAMEO codebook. It’s defined as an ethnic group in CAMEO with a corresponding code, but most event datasets, including ours, haven’t implemented the ethnicity codes. We discussed adding KUR as a top level code, but decided to stay with the status quo. Specifically, we were wary of conflating anyone who is identified as a Kurd in a news story into a single actor (KRG, YPG, Turkish Kurds, Iranian Kurds, etc.) That said, we’d always welcome suggestions about how to better do the coding.