20 May 2012 /SEDAT LAÇINER
The launch of Kurdish initiatives in Turkey and the Arab Spring abroad, in other words the Arab Street’s demand for more freedoms and rights, have weakened the ideological arguments of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
As the state has changed and called on the PKK to come to the table, the PKK has tried to overturn that negotiation table by dragging the state into an armed conflict. In the early days of the public revolts, the PKK and its extensions, which did not fully understand what was going on, began to say similar revolts would take place in Turkey. What they needed to understand was the fact that the Turkish Spring took place long ago and that it was the PKK which needed to change.