Cemil Çiçek, a center right politician but with an intense nationalist tendency, who could cling to AKP’s rise and who always gets important positions the government reiterated recently a crude, primitive statement about PKK members: Most of them are not circumsion. So he implies PKK members are probably Armenians. He continues to deny Kurdish existence. Turkish government is beyond this vulgar political position. AKP should get rid of this politician…
Last week I wrote that the Kurdistan Workers? Party (PKK) would declare a cease-fire. Columnists who closely monitor developments concerning the Kurdish issue, and in particular Cengiz Çandar, too, made the same prediction.
Leader of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Kemal Kilicdaroglu greets his supporters during a rally in Istanbul August 22, 2010. A referendum on a constitutional reform bill in Turkey will be held on September 12.? Read more »REUTERS/Osman Orsal
The Kurdistan Workers? Party (PKK) has declared a unilateral cease-fire until Sept. 20, and the Turkish and Kurdish public has expectations of extending it for a longer time and establishing mechanisms to sustain the peace. Unlike previous cease-fires, public expectations to achieve peace are high.
Turkey is having another one of its periodical crises as the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) makes one of its frequent moves to reassign judges and prosecutors overseeing high-profile criminal cases through its yearly appointment list.
Oral Çalışlar, a journalist and writer, has said that the declaration of a cease-fire by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) should be seen as an opportunity to solve the Kurdish problem because circumstances are ripe for a solution.