Currently the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is accusing the government of not having a solution to the Kurdish problem.
The PKK believes that while the state and the military want a solution, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) does not. How convincing are the administrators of the PKK in claiming that the state and the military support a solution more than the government? Is it ever possible for the intelligence and security units to continue dialogue with the PKK’s jailed leader, Abdullah Öcalan, without the government’s consent? Kurdish politician Zübeyir Aydar says, “The laying down of weapons by the PKK and a general amnesty are the last phases of a solution.” What will happen until these phases are reached? Will peace be achieved through constant fighting with the pro-solution military?