Have you ever heard a story so good, it couldn’t possibly be true? Perhaps it was a story about a fish so big, it flipped over the boat. Or perhaps it was a story about a woman so beautiful, the clocks stopped as she walked by. Of course these stories are entertaining, so much so in fact, I’d like to tell you one of my own. Imagine a story about the PKK militants, who after 30 years of inflicting the worst kinds of suffering on the people of Turkey, taking 60,000 innocent lives, are turning in their weapons and walking away and everyone was now going to live happily ever after. This IS for a nice story of course, but would you really believe me? The greatest part about the tale I just related to you is, it might in fact, actually be true.
Just as the removal of a tourniquet increases the blood flow to a wounded area, the peaceable exodus of armed rebels is opening the doors to aid and benefits from the Turkish nation to this area of our country.Ceylan Ozbudak
Of course, I’m a bit skeptical myself at this moment, since so much appears to be undecided, but you have to understand that I am not the only one who can’t believe her eyes. The solution process initiated by the AKP has led to long debates within Turkey, but this is the first time for years that a decision to cease hostilities has been scrupulously adhered to, and acts of terror have literally been stopped in their tracks. Here in Turkey, we have not just heard the story about the fish that got away---We have been left many times holding the pole.