Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

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 This issue of TPQ comes at a time when relations between Turkey and the EU are at a historical low point. The sources of tension are manifold, and have been compounded by a constellation of transformations in Turkey, Europe, and the international system. The global upswing in far-right populist movements, isolationism, the conflict in Syria and its humanitarian crisis, and the threat of ISIS have...
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