29 Sep
"PKK leaders now are talking about military solutions and the legitimacy of armed struggle and their wish to bring down the AKP government. And the AKP government is no longer talking about a Kurdish problem but a PKK problem and saying ‘we are going to defeat them militarily.’ It means that there is a much less rational environment. And Turkey must go back to a proper conflict resolution plan."

—Hugh Pope, Crisis Group’s Turkey and Cyprus Project Director, on the escalation of fighting seen in the last three years, in “How much more will violence escalate in Turkey?”, euronews


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