pkk Tag Archive

PKK, TAK and the sea of confusion

Like any war, Turkey’s conflict with the PKK has nuances that are not straightforward to unpack...

If this is the PKK, it is a game changer

Not for decades have Kurdish militants struck civilians on a mass scale. That may have changed on Sunday...

The first step of the peace process: a PKK ceasefire

The imprisoned PKK leader issues a call for peace to a crowd of thousands in Turkey's southeast...

Talking to the prisoner

Never before has Turkey been so far down the road towards peace with its Kurdish minority. In themselves, negotiations are nothing new. They have been held on-and-off and in...

There is still hope for a Kurdish peace

The news that three Kurdish women, including a co-founder of the PKK, were found shot dead in a Parisian Kurdish centre, has stolen headlines in Turkey and across the world. As...

The two faces of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Comments made this week on abortion demonstrate a serious character flaw in Turkey’s prime minister. Last week, addressing a UN conference on population and development,...

New Year cheer: how Top Gear offended Turkey

Fans of the BBC’s popular motoring show Top Gear will be aware that their latest adventure saw them drive across the Middle East towards Bethlehem. They were following in...

A time to be rational

Turkey votes yes in its first referendum in two decades...

So, what’s next?

Yesterday, Turkey's Electoral Commission officially confirmed the results of last Sunday's election....

Pay attention. It’s going to happen

Turkey is not bluffing: it will send troops into Northern Iraq if it wants to...