27 June 2012 /NAZLI ILICAK
Acts of terror are on the rise this summer, as they are every summer. Yet, unlike previous years, this summer there are strong claims that the government might be carrying out negotiations with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
As a matter of fact, the Oslo meetings [a series of meetings conducted between the PKK and government representatives] came as a surprise to the public, as the government had not made an announcement about planning such meetings beforehand. The leader of the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) recently said the PKK was ready to agree to a protocol prepared during the Oslo meetings. Could it be possible that the government was trying to stall the PKK because general elections were coming up at the time? Or did the government reject the protocol because of the terrorist attack in Silvan? The protocol that was leaked to the press later was a text that was totally against the Constitution. But was that text the real protocol or was it just propaganda? In the face of such uncertainties regarding the Oslo meetings, it is difficult to expect more from future Oslo meetings.