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Turkey Should Press Ahead With PKK Process

Ankara’s reform package has disappointed the Kurds, but that should not slow the peace process.
Turkish Kurdish people hold pictures of their relatives who were killed in clashes between Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) guerrillas and Turkish security forces, during a demonstration in central Istanbul June 8, 2013. More than 40,000 people have been killed in the separatist conflict in southeast Turkey since the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) took up arms against the state in 1984.   REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTX10G9A
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Now that the Turkish government has unveiled a democracy package of “partial reforms,” the question is looming large: How will that sway the Kurdish peace process, watched closely both at home and abroad?

There are two points of view.

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