Deadly developments in the Kurdish/Turkish conflict
The peace process launched by the AKP government with the jailed leader of PKK, in 2012 came to an end on July 2015 when the kurdish insurgency resumed in South-East regions of Turkey.
The three decade conflict, dating back in 1984, opposes Turkey to the Kurdish PKK fighting for self-determination and greater political rights. Acknowledged by the Turkish government as a terrorist group, President Erdogan reports 3100 PKK members killed in 2015.
Curfews and securities operations in south-eastern region and north Iraqi mountains reveal the will of the government to military end the conflict, including warplanes bombings. Counteractions that also take place in the frame of the international fight against ISIS.
On the other hand, the pro-Kurdish HDP party deplores that civilians are caught in the middle of fights and that thousands of people had to flee their homes, while the conflict saw its deadliest weekend since last July with 32 members of the PKK killed.
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