Who will be the actors in the next talks?

February 27, 2012, Monday/ 17:13:00

The actors in the Oslo talks [a series of meetings secretly conducted between representatives of the Turkish government and members of a terrorist organization] were the National Intelligence Organization (MİT), the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Norway.

But who will be the actors -- or perhaps the actor -- at the next probable meeting? Now is such a complicated time that the political will has not yet decided who it can trust on assignment for new talks or even whether it will actually hold talks with the terrorists again. Although Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in his latest speech that “we will fight against terrorism, but at the same time we will negotiate through politics,” it is still not certain the government will start negotiating again with the terrorists soon. The problem is that MİT’s involvement in the negotiations would be too risky as it is likely to draw much public outcry. And I don’t think we could continue with Norway, either, as it is known to act as Israel’s back door. That being said, who or what might replace these two in the next negotiations?