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Turkey’s Kurdish question has witnessed novel developments since the commencement of meetings between government officials and the PKK in late 2012 designed to settle the long-running conflict. Rapidly changing regional patterns of alliances, as well as domestic constraints, have led to a gradual internationalization of the process. Although the Turkish government firmly rejects the idea of introducing a “third eye” to the process, the widening gap between Turkey and its Western allies and PKK’s increasingly positive publicity and rising reputation as a result of its campaign against ISIL challenges the Turkish position on this issue.

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Egemen B. Bezci
Egemen B. BezciEgemen B. Bezci is a Doctoral Researcher in the University of Nottingham focusing on secret intelligence cooperation between Turkey and the West.
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