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JAN 10, 2013 - The Economist

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Turkey and the PKK: Peace at last?

MIGHT 2013 herald lasting peace between Turkey and its restive Kurds? The question has consumed the country ever since Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, confirmed that his national spy chief, Hakan Fidan, had been holding talks with Abdullah Ocalan, the Kurdish leader, on the prison island off Istanbul where he has been held in solitary confinement ever since his capture in 1999.Soon afterwards a pair of pro-Kurdish deputies were also granted their long-running wish to meet Mr Ocalan. The goal, Mr Erdogan declared, was to persuade the PKK to disarm; but under exactly what ... Read More

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