Kristian Brakel of the Heinrich Böll Foundation talks about Turkey’s Kurdish policy evolving over the next few months.
Here are the key takeaways:
1. “Basic, both PKK and AKP have an interest to continue the peace process not to bring it to an end.”
2. “PKK has already offered a ceasefire. AKP could follow suit.”
3. The main obstacle is AKP’s “scorched earth tactic during the election campaign”. It will be hard now to convince the Kurds to come back to the negotiation table, especially the younger generation.