The PKK Problem: Explaining Turkey's Failure to Develop a Political Solution

@article{Bacik2011ThePP,
  title={The PKK Problem: Explaining Turkey's Failure to Develop a Political Solution},
  author={Gokhan Bacik and B. Coşkun},
  journal={Studies in Conflict & Terrorism},
  year={2011},
  volume={34},
  pages={248 - 265}
}
This article discusses why Turkey has failed to propose an effective political solution of the Kurdish problem. It is argued that Turkey's failure to propose an effective political agenda is the main explanation of why Partiya Karkeran Kurdistan (PKK) insurgency has been rampant for so long. Turkey's commitment to militaristic methods worsened the Kurdish problem by creating deeper social problems. Furthermore, it is argued that the explanations tendered also point out the important factors… Expand
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