Failure of Peace Talks between Turkey and the PKK: Victim of Traditional Turkish Policy or of Geopolitical Shifts in the Middle East?

@article{Ozkahraman2017FailureOP,
  title={Failure of Peace Talks between Turkey and the PKK: Victim of Traditional Turkish Policy or of Geopolitical Shifts in the Middle East?},
  author={Cemal Ozkahraman},
  journal={Contemporary Review of the Middle East},
  year={2017},
  volume={4},
  pages={50 - 66}
}
  • Cemal Ozkahraman
  • Published 2017
  • Political Science
  • Contemporary Review of the Middle East
When the third set of peace negotiations between Kurdistan Workers’ Party (Partiya Karkerén Kurdistan, PKK) and the Turkish state were announced on March 21, 2013, there was a hope that they would lead to lasting peace in the Kurdish region of Turkey. However, these peace talks, like previous ones, failed. This article investigates whether traditional Turkish policy toward the Kurdish question impacted the peace process, and to what extent Kurdish autonomy in Syria and its increasing role in… Expand
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