88 years ago, Kurdish rebel leader Sheikh Said rose up against repressive policies of the new Turkish Republic, rallying thousands of his supporters to fight against what they believed is the state that had turned against Islam by abolishing the Caliphate in Istanbul.
The fate of the peace process
On the 88th anniversary of the Sheikh Said rebellion, a group of 250 gathered outside an army post authorities are emboldening by building additional blocks in Kavacik village of Diyarbakir's Lice district, demanding the authorities halt the construction.Mahir Zeynalov
The process has gone through thick and thin since the beginning of this year and even survived when three members of the PKK was assassinated in Paris in what French prosecutors branded as "internal reckoning." The government established 63-member wise men commission (three of them later withdrew in protest), tasked with explaining the details of the process to people and report back to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on what needs to be done to move forward with the project.SHOW MORE