The continuing Kurdish problem in Turkey after O¨calan's capture

  title={The continuing Kurdish problem in Turkey after O¨calan's capture},
  author={Michael M. Gunter},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  pages={849 - 869}
Turkey's sudden and dramatic capture of Abdullah (Apo) Öcalan in Nairobi, Kenya on 16 February 1999, far from ending the odyssey of the longtime leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), has led to a process of continuing implicit bargaining between the Turkish government and the PKK that holds out the hope of a win-win result for all the parties involved. Turkey's EU candidacy, future democratisation and economic success have all become involved with the stay of Öcalan's execution and the… Expand
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