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In his article, Önder Aytaç offers a brainstorming session on the “Kurdish issue”. Analyzing the “democratic initiative” introduced by the Justice and Development Party, Aytaç argues that this enterprise carries a potential to remedy the problems caused by the war against terror. To expect that a problem which has become a menacing trouble for the past 25 years to be solved in just one or two years can only be a dream. Only if full harmony can be achieved among all state institutions, including the TSK (Turkish Armed Forces), can we see satisfactory solutions sprouting in the next three or four years.

 

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Onder Aytac
Onder Aytac
From the Desk of the Editor Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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