Back in 2013, when I wrote that Turkey’s peace agreement with the PKK stands zero chance of holding, I was shunned for being a pessimist. I believed I was being a realist, since the very ideology of the PKK would never allow for the organization to give up arms or violence. This would simply mean the organization would cease to exist. Today we are again seeing violent clashes in the southeastern provinces of Turkey and the peace process is collapsing –expectedly.
There was a dream in Turkey, and the dream was that the promise of a ceasefire by our government with the PKK solely by agreeing to respect the unitary borders of the Republic of Turkey. The dream was for the PKK to give up their arms, embrace Turkey, even give up on their indoctrination in return for constitutional rights, to allow use of the Kurdish language in southeastern Turkey and recognize the absolute equality of Kurdish traditions to Turkish ones.
Peace process collapse
There was a dream in Turkey, and the dream was that the promise of a ceasefire by our government with the PKKCeylan Ozbudak