Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

On March 21, 2013 in the symbolic Kurdish city of Diyarbakır, on the symbolic new year’s day of Newroz, in front of a crowd composed of almost a million people and broadcast live by most Turkish news channels, a letter from the imprisoned Kurdistan Worker’s Party’s (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan was read. The letter urged Kurds to end their nearly 30-year armed struggle against the Turkish state and open a new page for democratic politics within the framework of Turkish sovereignty.

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How to cite this article:

Cuma Çiçek "The Failed Resolution Process and the Transformation of Kurdish Politics," Middle East Report 288 (Fall 2018).