Category Archives: PKK

Their cities razed to the ground, mayors removed, Kurds lose faith in Turkey

‘I feel like Diyarbakır does: dreary, angry, resentful. But still standing…’ This comes from a ‘local rapporteur’ from the southeastern corner of Turkey; devastated, battered – both morally and physically. I will explain. These are the days even a heavyweight … Continue reading

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It would not be an exaggeration to say that Turkey is holding its breath as Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) rebels started their withdrawal to Iraqi soil. From every vantage point of view, this is the third phase of the “peace … Continue reading

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Davutoğlu: “‘Point of no return”

With a slight delay of some days of the date planned, the negotiating parts have now reached the second threshold of the peace process’s first phase. It has been about silencing the guns first, which has been done. Ever since … Continue reading

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Turkey’s glasnost: Kurds and Armenians

Such is the power of the dynamics of transformation. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s “switching-on” of the Kurdish peace process at the very end of December 2012 showed how deeply “Turkish glasnost” was hidden in the depths of the sociopolitical … Continue reading

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Not unlikely at all: CHP’s ‘modernists’ may stage an uprising

Sırrı Süreyya Önder, a Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) deputy — the political wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), was clear in his statement that a final PKK declaration on withdrawal is impending. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, prime minister of … Continue reading

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