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Time running out for Turkey-PKK peace process

The AKP government’s stalling of required steps for peace and a political solution with the Kurds increases the likelihood of controlled violence.
Gultan Kisanak (C), co-leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition Peace and Democracy Party (BDP), makes a speech on the killing of three female Kurdish activist during a demonstration in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, January 10, 2013. Three female Kurdish activists including a founding member of the PKK rebel group were shot dead in Paris overnight in execution-style killings condemned by Turkish politicians trying to broker a peace deal. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR3
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“The peace and solution” process that was initiated in the last months of 2012 as a result of the AKP government’s resumption of dialogue with the Kurdish movements and its imprisoned leader, Abdullah Ocalan, has been inert for quite a while.

The political framework of the process still exists and the non-hostility status is continuing. But it is not possible to speak of the existence of the dynamism that is needed to make the process robust and resilient to the stresses of time, external circumstances and pressures.

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