Turkey’s War on the PKK: A Social Perspective

Turkey’s war on the PKK’s terror has impacted the country for decades, but nowhere more so than in the country's southeast, where it has displaced hundreds of thousands who were hoping to build a life in a country that is economically and socially prospering. To end the PKK's terrorism, it is important to understand the group is responsible for the current cycle of violence, and to identify the social structures that need to be built to ensure it cannot exploit and intimidate locals again in the future. Yusuf Özkır points out how the HDP lost the political moment and betrayed the support locals gave it in 2015, opting to support a terrorist group instead of the rule of law. Ipek Coşkun examines the social structures that need nourishment in Diyarbakir to help people return to a normal life. Mehmet Solmaz reports from Brussels and takes up his unanswered questions about why the PKK enjoys full freedom in Europe.

Turkey’s War on the PKK: A Social Perspective
The Collapse of the HDP’s Politics
Turkey’s War on the PKK: A Social Perspective
Diyarbakır: How far from Normalization?
Turkey’s War on the PKK: A Social Perspective
Questions Remain Unanswered as the PKK Enjoys Full Freedom in Europe